Middle Class SurvivalWe just need to look at our bank statement to see the middle class and our way of life is under siege. While many Americans are struggling to keep their heads above these turbulent financial waters, it feels as we are swimming against a riptide. At risk, our financial security and providing our children with a brighter future than we had at their age.
So how do we fight back against what seems like the biggest assault against the middle class in our time?
We start by making good choices, we need to change tactics on the way we consume. Instead of being labeled as consumers we need to become prosumers. We need to make sure that every dollar we spend matters.
Many large corporations in this country spend millions of dollars lobbying Washington politicians for special perks and favors. While the middle class does not benefit by having a lobby to represent our needs, we do have an amazing weapon at our disposal. We have a choice to vote with our dollars. We can choose to buy products from companies that support American jobs rather than their bottom line. Companies that are ethical and care about their customers.
Greed is the reason we are in this economical mess today. It was greed orchestrated by a small group of people in positions of power that has affected so many good honest hard working people.
Until we start making smart financial choices that affect the bottom line of greedy banks and corporations, and enhance the bottom lines of good ones, we will continue to be victimized by their greed.
We can also make sure our votes are not squandered on politicians that do not have a strong moral compass. Cast your votes for politicians that make the hard decisions based on what's best for our country not their own party or self interest.
By staying informed on what is happening and becoming active in letting your elected officials know when they are about to screw up, our voices will be heard loud and clear come election time.