Monday, April 13, 2015

But hey, at least they can still claim the jobless rate has gone down.

Shame indeed. This is the way to pretend that the dispossessed are a working part of the American dream, even as the dream machine itself gets ever more refined in selling us on the various fantasies that keep the machine going in the first place. And the only bottom line that will matter in all of this is that the proportion of Americans who get closer to the poverty line will increase faster than the proportion that gets closer to the top one percent.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  A man stands inside a McDonald's fast food restaurant on August 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The fast food industry has been roiled by a growing movement to unionize workers and a call for a living wage of $15 an hour. Labor organizers are calling for fast-food workers across the country to stage a day of strikes on August 29 in what is expected to be the largest event in the ongoing campaign.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

75% of Working Poor on Welfare