America has the second worst income inequality in the world, only behind Mexico. Once you are able to know and understand that you all should be able to start considering reality. And the reality is, the very wealthy have stolen the piece of the pie that should belong to the people. America also has the highest per capita average incomes in the world. So what's wrong with the picture?
Clearly the first hurdle to get over is upping taxation on the wealthy. That's how the wellbieing of the poor and middle class is going to be elevated.
This calls for a new form of capitalism, something similar to Canada's. It's called socially responsible capitalism and it needs to replace America's form of capitalism that is being promoted by the very wealthy in order to feather their beds at the expense of the rest of the people.