The middle class is shrinking because of the greed of the top 1%.
When will it end
You are forgetting the rich are the ones playing with the economy in the first place, closing shop and moving to lower standard countries, cutting the purchasing power of the population and so on. When you look at people making it their career at McDonalds instead of it being a part time job for students then something is very wrong. I am sure to poor would love to , if they could , but what do you want to do , have them starve?
The rich are carrying the load for everyone. They are the ones that invest in job creation projects for the masses and pay most of the taxes. You think the poor contribute in a positive way to the economy?
There are lots of things they could do but most require getting off their lazy asses and getting a better education or moving to where the jobs are. Fact is welfare pays too well for the lazy to want to look for a real job. Then there are places like where I work where even the newest laborer will make $100G+ a year. But you have to get off the couch and do something.
Has it occurred to anyone that the 1% and Big Govt. go hand in hand? Big Govt. facilitates the maintenance of the 1%. Get rid of Big Govt. if you want equity.