In his article, Meyerson goes on to talk about how the country has become divided into the "haves" and the "have-nots". What kind of moral values allow our country to be split into two nations, one of riches and one of poverty? We've seen this transition: stagnant wages, skyrocketing health care costs, and disappearing retirement savings are putting a squeeze on America's middle class.Median family income over the past quarter-century has stagnated. The economic rewards from increased productivity, which went to working-class as well as wealthy Americans from the 1940s to the '70s, now go exclusively to the rich. The manufacturing jobs that anchored our prosperity were offshored, automated or deunionized; lower-paying service-sector jobs took their place.
Despite record corporate profits, working people are not sharing in the nation's prosperity. The wealthy are rewarded with tax cut after tax cut while working families are left to fend for themselves - and, according to a recent survey conducted for Change to Win, America's workers know it.
How can we turn this country around so that everyone can have a fair piece of the pie?
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