Which policies are doing that?It's perhaps unfair to say the 'rich' are "keeping the people at the bottom from achieving" but the results of policies supported by the political establishment funded by "the rich" and our most powerful corporate interests are devastating to millions of Americans, and no amount of "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" happy talk can change that.
I am not sure what you mean because to me more people moving up causing a class to grow seems pretty self-evident as to why--some people are making more money than they were.My thoughts then are if people are moving into the Upper class then that class is growing. How can that be?
That would depend on how they make the money I supposeAren't those people moving into the upper class taking it from someone else?
median net worth in 2010 is lower than it was in 1989, and probably lower than in 1983. Almost all of that net worth is a house - in 2010 median net worth other than a house was about $2,000. In 2014, almost no one has a pension at work, they have less job security, and their 401(k) is about 30,000, so a couple of years of retirement or so.
Here's wages: Inequality: Wages, income, and time for gardening | The Economist
That's household income, which has barely moved, and that doesn't account for women entering the workforce or that we're on average working longer hours.
I could post the increase in college debt, and household debt and some of that is in the median net worth figures. But over 40 years or so, incomes have barely budged even as women have entered the workforce, but the middle class has no job security, no pension, more debt, almost no savings, and almost nothing saved for retirement. And there is no up trend.
Among others, the end of unions and offshoring, replacing decent jobs producing real value with lots of low value added service jobs. We're all competing with $2 an hour in China and $5 an hour in India, technology replacing middle level managers, etc.Which policies are doing that?
This is a great country for opportunity which liberals always destroy by micromanaging and promoting social engineering. Seems you want equal outcome and redistribution of wealth and punishing producers. The question is why don't you let people spend their money the way they want and not the way you think they should?
Conservatives are all up in other people's business, let's not pretend they aren't.
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
What policies cause this?Among others, the end of unions and offshoring, replacing decent jobs producing real value with lots of low value added service jobs. We're all competing with $2 an hour in China and $5 an hour in India, technology replacing middle level managers, etc.