Mind the Gap
An oldie. But it is still fundamental as to the basis of how in this country the Democrats are attempting to sway this election. It is the fundamental mantra of the OWS crowd. It is not the fact that poor are increasing their baseline over time, but that the gap between the poorest members of society are losing on the spread. It is a mind trick that has been played by every street wise urchin doing a three card monty.
So the battle enjoined in this country for 2012 is not just to defeat the Democrats. We must, once and for all educate the populace to the game that is being played.