I saw an interesting graph, on Dr. Krugman’s blog, showing that in 1993 the top 20% of incomes stated to increase at a much higher rate than in past USA history. I would blame both NAFTA, and changes in the USA tax code for stock and bond investments for this change. The USA’s government is responsible for selling out the middle class. There is no doubt in my mind that the problems we are facing are due to these two economic policies with their ‘designed in defects’. 40% of the USA’s workforce is unemployed, and it is not the people’s fault but rather the federal government’s.