Middle-class neighborhoods, long regarded as incubators for the American dream, are losing ground in cities across the country, shrinking at more than twice the rate of the middle class itself.Let me tell you a story about the middle class. When I was a teenager I was working a summer job with a person who grew up quite wealthy in Mexico. I asked her what that was like. "There's no middle class there," she said. "There are only rich and poor. And very rich, and very poor. No middle class."
That's what the neoconservative economic agenda is. To increase their own wealth and power by crushing the middle class and creating an underclass of service economy wage slaves who exist to serve them. And they've seduced their supporters into sucking up to them without hesitation. It's pathetic.
We're in the transition period now, a nation becoming blanketed with McMansions and slums. Soon this will pass and you'll see more of a return to the class distinctions of the "gilded age." Conservatism. Careening headlong into the dark ages, and taking us all with them.