I was watching MSNBC last night covering the Wisconsin recall election. They were in Wisconsin among a crowd of recall supporters.
Every single "working person" they interviewed was a government employee -- mostly employees of the failed government monopoly school system. There wasn't a single Teamster, UAW member, etc. in the crowd. It was all government employees.
This should have crystallized the real problem in America for everyone. The two sides in America politics are not "rich" versus "poor". The two sides in America are people who work for a living versus people who vote for their living. There are "rich", "middle class", and "poor" people on both sides.
We no longer have government of the people, by the people, and for the people. It's now a government of the government, by the government, and for the government.
Until this dramatically changes, America is going to continue its slide into the trash heap of history.