Friday, August 24, 2007
From 1999 to 2005, 43.1 percent of California's job growth occurred among jobs at the lowest 20 percent of the pay scale. About 54.4 percent of new jobs were in the top 40 percent of pay. Only 2.6 percent of growth came among jobs at 20 to 60 percent of the pay scale.
We are turning into a softer version of a third world country. Those jobs in the 20 to 60% range that are gone used to be manufacturing jobs, but being a checker at Wal-Mart is so much better than making a product that you could take pride in and support a family.
The middle class is vanishing. You have upper middle class, poor, and rich people now. The jobs that pay $20 an hour aren't there anymore. Our politicians are simply ignoring it. The moralists in our country who complain about working mothers and broken families need to look at themselves.
Those politicians they elect to "end abortion" and to persecute homosexuals haven't really done a great job at those tasks. They have created policies that destroy the nuclear family though.
Good job religious right.
Posted by trifecta at 8:52 AM