The point is, however, that the number at the wall street index is more of a barometer of how investors are doing and the money that is kept at the top.
No, you're not the top 1% and yes you did work your ass off...and I'm still working mine off figuratively. Law says that the man must give you a full 24 continuous hours off in a week. Still looking for those hours.
The point I didn't go a good job trying to make was.......
That number on Wall Street is meaningful only to those who have money.
Otherwise, you have to give credit to Obama for the recovery of the markets and I have to give credit to that other guy who followed for its continued ascent.
However, the other guy still portrayed times being bad as was able to convert votes from the rust belt.
Then Your current president was able to convince them back again....because not much else had changed for the working class and the poor.
If the number on Wall Street really mattered, then we wouldn't have had two shifts in power as we have had.
I really do care about you and your family's well being. If I lost $4,000 -- it would rock my world... and I in no way want to give off any impression that I don't care. I'm happy to be at a point where I have built my world from payhcheck to paycheck, to be able to live for a few months if I lose my source of income, and be able to retool and look for work. Hopefully I never have to.
But all the same -- I am not discounting that.
But -- our society is not going to advance as long as we keep shitting on the people at the bottom, pretending they are the problem. All the societal ills stem from it. Everything from prison to poverty --- all of it stems from the view of blaming and otherwise simply shitting on the people at the bottom.
Build up the standard from the bottom, a team is only as good as its bench -- and a team only as strong as its weakest player.