“It is not a coincidence that the decline of the American middle class virtually mirrors the rapid decline in union membership.”
It’s also not a coincidence the decline of the American middle class mirrors this. 1980- White Population= 80% 2012 Census- White Population 63%
According to the 2012 Census
Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012
And 87% of those people were minorities.
Who Participated in 2012
- The black population: At 41.6 percent, blacks were more likely to participate in government assistance programs in an average month.
o The black participation rate was followed by Hispanics at 36.4 percent, Asians or Pacific
Islanders at 17.8 percent, and non-Hispanic whites at 13.2 percent.
What other country has this kind of burden? Certainly none of the Nordic countries that Sanders loves have this issue. And not to mention the USA also has the highest incarceration rate in the world. The minorities in this country already get a massive amount of government benefits and their population increases every year while the white population decreases and now you want to add things like free health care and free college education? That’s great but who’s going to pay for it?