The US is losing the middle class. Any view of the economics in the US tells us this. How long can this diminution continue until the remains of the middle class, those who were in the middle class and now aren’t (though no fault of their own), and the working poor join forces to alleviate the economic pain they all feel.
It can change peacefully, and incrementally, or it can change in a more, violent isn’t the right word, contentious way. It is up to those in power to decide. They will only have themselves to blame. Too many people are hurting, and we can have change like occurred in the US in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, or it can more closely resemble the political change that occurred in Europe during the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.