"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
I would assume they're using income tax filings. Don't know how else they could do it, really. Once a boomer retires, his earned income is going to drop. His tax forms are going to reflect that, of course. But that does not mean he doesn't have a paid off home and two free-and-clear automobiles in the driveway.
After having pondered this a while, I no longer believe the stats.
Thank you, Quazi!
When we lived in caves you didnt have to ask the government for licenses to hunt, gather, and fish. You didnt get permits for weapons to help that process and there was no healthcare so if you got sick, I assume you just laid down to die.
We have the ability to help the poor and maintain a Middle Class America. Wealthy corporations can offer competative wages, insurance benefits, and decent vacation time. They used to and their companies had people move through the ranks internally, they invested in their employees. Now we have people scraping by, no health coverage, no vacation time, and companies are hiring in their managers and other promotional positions externally.
The people working for 5-10 years at a low paying job are making a dollar or 2 more than when they started working and are let go when they get too old or too many fulltime benefits. This isnt the "work your ass off and get ahead" America it used to be. The deck is stacked against the working and middle classes right now.