80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment

unemployment line. 1930's

Obama made his usual vague hopey changiness promises about the economy and offered nothing specific about poverty and unemployment. Nor will he. “Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” he said. Indeed they have. Inquiring minds want to know when DC politicians including Obama might start doing their jobs again.

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

“There is the real possibility that white alienation will increase if steps are not taken to highlight and address inequality on a broad front,” Wilson said.

This raises the distinct possibility of serious social unrest.