Pew: Middle class decline and fall fuels rise of Donald Trump

Pew: Middle class decline and fall fuels rise of Donald Trump

Nightmare Before New Year’s: CDN’s resident poet links stunning Pew Research results to unified theory on the decline of everything.

I heart Donald Trump
I heart Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, December 26, 2015 – From the Washington Post, no less, we encounter this interesting nugget of news:

“For anyone trying to understand the emergence of Donald Trump as a force in this pre-election year, the Pew Research Center this past week provided some valuable insight. There’s little doubt that what has happened to America’s middle class has helped to create the climate that has fueled Trump’s sudden rise.

“The Pew study charts the steady decline of the middle class over the past four decades. It is a phenomenon often discussed and analyzed, but the new findings highlight a tipping point: Those living in middle-class households no longer make up a majority of the population.”

Which leads us to this thought:

The rich are not like you and I, said Scott Fitzgerald once.
(Meaning they are flying Smart Class? Or belong in Dunce?)
No need have they for subterfuge, they speak their minds quite plain.
Unless, of course, their tax returns they’re trying to explain.
So as the middle class recedes, its power slipping fast –
it combs the land for answers – and finds a rich iconoclast!
Now that explains why Donald Trump has mesmerized so many!
Sophisticated politics? There really isn’t any!
Me? I’d rather have those Pewsters come and tell me why
the crusts are always soggy when you buy a store-made pie. 


Pew researchers have gathered all the stats they need to show
the Middle Class no longer has the will to fight and grow.
So now they turn to Donald Trump for morbid inspiration,
which means that common sense has gone on permanent vacation.

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