Okay, time to refine my argument, hone my question, focus, focus, focus. Yeah, I’m concerned about the wide and widening wealth disparity in the USA but more so because I am a member of the working class and since the mid to late 70’s, according to most economists, wages have barely budged. Despite the fact that more of us now graduate from high school, more of us attend and graduate from college, more of are actually working more hours than our fellow working class citizens worked in the 1970’s, our productivity is the envy of the nations of the developed world and that the GDP has continued to rise, year after year since the 1970’s …..wages have remained virtually flat.
In that same period, the wages of CEO’s has skyrocketed and the amount of wealth garnered by the .01% has reached astronomical heights, all from the labor of our better educated, better skilled, harder working and more productive working class.
So, Ms. or Mr. political candidate running for office, given what I have just laid out, what are your ideas and strategies that you think will end this near fifty year slump and jump start wage growth for the American working class. And by working class I refer to all Americans who start out with close to nothing and though the sweat of their own brow, not the dividends of an inherited fortune, depend on their labor to live a sustainable, independent, and proud life. I am referring to the second shift warehouse workers who pick and ship the medical supplies that arrive at medical office the next morning, the clerks at the office that inventory the packages, the nurse who uses the supplies and the doctor who checks the patient…..and the people who work at the coffee shop where all the aforementioned pick up a cup of coffee and a donut on their way to work. I am asking for all of them. All of them. What are your ideas and strategies that you think will end this near fifty year slump and jump start wage growth for the all the members of the American working class?