Middle Class Extinction: 9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In US Pay An Average Of Less Than $35k A Year

middle classAccording to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year.  When you break that down, that means that most of these workers are making less than $3,000 a month before taxes.  And once you consider how we are being taxed into oblivion, things become even more frightening.  Can you pay a mortgage and support a family on just a couple grand a month?  Of course not.  In the old days, a single income would enable a family to live a very comfortable middle class lifestyle in most cases.  But now those days are long gone.
You can’t have a middle class without middle class jobs, and we have witnessed a multi-decade decline in middle class jobs in the United States.  As long as this trend continues, the middle class is going to continue to collapse. 

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28 Signs That The Middle Class Is Heading Toward Extinction

The death of the middle class in America has become so painfully obvious that now even the New York Times is doing stories about it Millions of middle class jobs have disappeared, incomes are steadily decreasing, the rate of home ownership has declined for eight years in a row and U.S. consumers have accumulated record-setting levels of debt.  Being independent is at the heart of what it means to be “middle class”, and unfortunately the percentage of Americans that are able to take care of themselves without government assistance continues to decline. 
In fact, the percentage of Americans that are receiving government assistance is now at an all-time record high.  This is not a good thing.  Sadly, the number of people on food stamps has increased by nearly 50 percent while Barack Obama has been in the White House, and at this point nearly half the entire country gets money from the government each month.  Anyone that tries to tell you that the middle class is going to be “okay” simply has no idea what they are talking about.
The following are 28 signs that the middle class is heading toward extinction… [Read more...]

What Does It Take To Be Middle Class?

middle classWhat does it take to be middle class nowadays?
As costs have risen faster than incomes for decades, households have been priced out of the middle class.
By standards of previous generations, the middle class has been strip-mined of income, assets and purchasing power. [Read more...]

Middle Class Being Ground to Dust Under Jackboots of Inflation

Submitted by AGXIIK:

Governments are good at two things:  Waging war and debasing the currency.  These two actions are aided and abetted by a central bank.  And thrust into the middle of this morass of printing and war is the common man.    The middle class; the lower class; the common people are ground to dust under the jackboots of the psychopaths, deviants and escapees from insane asylum.

Richard Nixon committed the greatest  financial crimes of the last 2,000 years, one that will go down in history as the most vicious since the Roman empire began debasing their precious metal currency. Nixon will be regarded as the 20th Century’s Diocletian.  He took this country; our country, off the gold standard.  And thus began the decline and fall of the USSA Empire.
The tragedy following  this act has resulted in continual and unrelenting war with a Defense budget that cost a minimum of 25% of the entire Federal budget.  And who paid for it?   We, the long suffering middle class.  [Read more...]