MeanMesa, rolling along comfortably on the memories of decades of the US economy's "ups and downs," is experiencing an eerie, other worldly inability to calm down amid our domestic economic situation. Further, this unsettled sensation doesn't derive from a solitary study we've accidentally encountered somewhere.
Instead, it's a feeling based more on the sensation one might experience while watching the surf withdraw moments before a gigantic tsunami. If there are any discernible intuitions which might validate this mental phenomenon, they are far more like the cock roaches rushing from under an over turned box or the weeds which seemed to sprout everywhere after the first spring rain.
Creepy? It's better if it is, actually, creepy. For what it's worth, that "creepy" comes from having experienced too much history here.
Plenty of Americans -- especially the ones who actually care enough about the country to keep track of what's happening -- are well aware of the calamitous wealth redistribution which has been under way since the days of Reagan. Yet, as if these citizens had been hypnotized, the normally anticipated revolutionary fervor remains mysteriously dormant.
Now, MeanMesa could ramble on about all of this for a few thousand words, trying to incorporate into the fray a tid bit from here and a tid bit from there, finally making some meat handed attempt to consolidate all the loose facts into some kind of comprehensible argument. However, rather than subject our wonderful visitors to such a "dental visit," MeanMesa will happily present the following, high class, well organized information block.
What follow comes from two great sources, both hosted on the Mother Jones site's Plutocracy Now page.
Take a look at the whole Mother Jones article:
Plutocracy Now: What Wisconsin Is Really About
And, to see the charts and graphs,
It's the Inequality, Stupid
The super rich have grabbed the bulk of the past three decades' gains.
Why Washington is closer to Wall Street than Main Street.