American Workers Impoverished During “Recovery”

Politicians don’t care about American workers impoverished by their policies.

If it seems like it gets harder and harder each year to make ends meet… that’s because it is. There is still opportunity out there, but government regulation (Obamacare, other cartel-protecting legislation, etc.), overseas adventurism (military and foreign “aid”—a.k.a. bribes) and profligate waste (that $40-million the President has “invested” for his vacations so far comes from us) put a larger and larger burden on our backs, and provide virtually nothing in return.

See Michael Snyder’s post, “50 Percent Of American Workers Make Less Than 28,031 Dollars A Year.”

The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.  Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000.  If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000.  So the fact that 39 percent of all workers made less than that amount is rather telling.  This is more evidence of the declining quality of the jobs in this country.  In many homes in America today, both parents are working multiple jobs in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Our paychecks are stagnant while the cost of living just continues to soar.  And the jobs that are being added to the economy pay a lot less than the jobs lost in the last recession.  In fact, it has been estimated that the jobs that have been created since the last recession pay an average of 23 percent less than the jobs that were lost.  We are witnessing the slow-motion destruction of the middle class, and very few of our leaders seem to care.

The “average” yearly wage in America last year was just $43,041.  But after accounting for inflation, that was actually worse than the year before…


Median pay in 2013 was just $28,031.02.  That means that 50 percent of American workers made less than that number, and 50 percent of American workers made more than that number.

And here is a chart that Snyder provides us:


Contrary to Hillary Clinton’s completely delusional statement this week that businesses don’t create jobs (I’m sorry but, if they don’t, from whence do they come, Miss Brilliance?!? Government? Pul-leeze!!), it is small business that has always been the largest employer in our society, but those entities have been crushed by the “we-know-better-than-you-do-about-everything” class in DC.

Government is a net drain on any society. Though it does have necessary and limited functions in establishing true justice (the historic definition of commending those who do right, and punishing those who do wrong, not the modern perversion of sticking its nose in everyone’s business to ensure “equal” outcomes—yeah, that’s working out really well these days, isn’t it?!?), in the final equation it consumes capital and produces nothing.

The political class lives like kings, though they can only do so because others of us work our tails off so they can steal an ever-increasing portion of our earnings. At some point this always ends, and it will here too. (NOTE: I am not advocating this, simply stating the reality of what happens to the oppressive political “do-gooders.”)

The ongoing attacks on the Christian foundations of America and Biblical morality help to ensure an awful demise for those who facilitate it. Create a pagan horde to reflect your own tyranny and lawlessness and you will one day feel pain from the minions to which your ideas gave birth.