Beggars In The Subway




The Invisible Class

I guess all of the more privileged in this country have been way too busy to notice the contradiction between extreme wealth coupled with middle class consumer values that have a left a wide chasm in The American Dream scenario.

Trickle-down Economics

  • Haven’t we been working on this Growth and Consumer Economy thing for at least the last sixty years 
  • Certainly that is sufficient time for any respectable theory to work all the “bugs” out
  • If we just continue to grow the economy at 3% per year, all the money and jobs generated will naturally “trickle down” to all the underclasses in this country

A Walking Tour of Poverty

If you seriously believe that, it’s time to take a trip through the underbelly of any large urban area. Start with say NYC/Newark/Hartford, then Philly/WDC, maybe Miami and Atlanta. Then hit Detroit and Chicago/St Louis. Don’t forget New Orleans, Houston and Phoenix. And of course finish it all off in Oakland and LA, the list is endless.

  • Forget about unemployment figures and all that government nonsense
  • These people have fallen so far “between the cracks” there is no realistic way of counting the mass of unfortunates that are also Americans

So, remember as your cups “runneth over” and you think we can continue to add to, rather than fix what’s already upon us, stop, look around and be grateful you are not one of the tens of  millions living something less than the “good life”.

Photo Credit:Beggar in the Subway:Internet Author Unknown


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