If people, in general, were able to grasp life’s ironies with more certainty, the need to point out that disparities between the wealthy and the poor always get worse when the people that take power in the name of helping the poor and downtrodden get power and do their thing, would not be necessary. Case in point the gap has grown during the age of Obama the social warrior. This is not an accident or caused by external forces, as the supposed champions of “social justice” would like you to believe, but always the natural order of things when these fools do what they want. From the article:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
Rates of unemployment for the lowest-income families – those earning less than $20,000 – have topped 21 percent, nearly matching the rate for all workers during the 1930s Great Depression.
U.S. households with income of more than $150,000 a year have an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, a level traditionally defined as full employment. At the same time, middle-income workers are increasingly pushed into lower-wage jobs. Many of them in turn are displacing lower-skilled, low-income workers, who become unemployed or are forced to work fewer hours, the analysis shows.
“This was no `equal opportunity’ recession or an `equal opportunity’ recovery,” said Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. “One part of America is in depression, while another part is in full employment.”
These pseudo-marxist idiots still want to pretend that the problem was with the recession that happened 5 years ago. See, then they can blame Boosh!, and not their own actions and policies. The fact that their guys have had power for the last 5 years, and then held absolute control for the first 2 years of that time and could do whatever they wanted, and have pursued policies that did nothing but aggravated the economic situation never factors in. But the fact of the matter is that the economic and job situation sucks precisely because of what these people have pushed.
Obama has pretended that he was going to tackle employment now going on 17, 18, or 19 times. I lost actual count. This administration has pivoted its focus on job creation so many times now that I think everyone out there would come up with different numbers. The one thing everyone would have to admit though is that they have done nothing to create jobs, and as a whole, their policies have been job killers. From the anti-brown energy policies, to the pro-green energy government give-aways, to Obamacare, their policies have destroyed or retarded employment opportunities and forced employers to switch over to part time work or doing their work with less people. You will never hear that truth from the crowd that believe in and support the ideology that promises free stuff on other people’s dime.
I can’t say it enough: the natural result of the policies pursued by the “social justice” crowd will always produce a two tier society. It is inevitable. There will be the credentialed elites that will hold all the wealth and power, and the serfs, which they will control through handouts and shared misery. The middle class is something that by design will be done away with. We have seen it every time and everywhere that the social warriors have had their game plan implemented. This new crop is better at not showing the brutality and inhumanity of their predecessors, but have no doubt that they are a skip and a beat away from reverting. They tell us they pine for the ability to do so whenever we deign to listen.
Let’s not all act surprised or pretend things are bad because of something or someone else, progressives: the culprit is staring you right back from that mirror you are looking into. It’s not an accident that the more people pretend to favor social justice, the more injustice abounds.