From the Washington Post:
“For anyone trying to understand the emergence of Donald Trump as a force in this pre-election year, the Pew Research Center this past week provided some valuable insight. There’s little doubt that what has happened to America’s middle class has helped to create the climate that has fueled Trump’s sudden rise.
The Pew study charts the steady decline of the middle class over the past four decades. It is a phenomenon often discussed and analyzed, but the new findings highlight a tipping point: Those living in middle-class households no longer make up a majority of the population.”
The rich are not like you and I, said Scott Fitzgerald once.
(Meaning they are flying Smarter — or belong in Dunce?)
No need have they for subterfuge — they speak their mind quite plain.
(Unless, of course, their tax returns they’re trying to explain.)
So while the Middle Class recedes, its power slipping daily —
it looks to wealth (at least the kind you could call Barnum & Bailey).
This explains why Donald Trump has mesmerized so many.
(But reasons for our politics . . . c’mon . . . there isn’t any!)
I’d rather have some Pew research explaining to me why
the crusts are always soggy when you get a store-bought pie.
Pew research has gathered all the stats it needs to show
the Middle Class no longer has the will to fight and grow.
Instead it turns to Donald Trump for morbid inspiration,
meaning common sense is now on permanent vacation.