The headline in the Christian Science Monitor reads: "US poverty rate steady at 15 percent, but `lower class` is booming". According to the Monitor:Peter Brimelow made the same point in S.744 Will Further Immiserate Americans
T]he Census Bureau report released Tuesday shows that the Great Recession and its aftermath have been hardest on the poorest one-fifth of Americans. Their mean income fell 3.3 percent, while the mean income for the top one-fifth of earners dropped 0.5 percent.
So what is the political, religious, business, and civic elites` solution to this situation? …It is to demand that the House pass the Senate amnesty bill that legalizes millions of low-income illegal aliens and brings in millions more low-income workers both legally and illegally…
And these elites are excited to do this in spite of the fact that the Congressional Budget Office has determined that the Senate-passed amnesty bill will result in still lower wages for low income workers by 1) increasing the size of the workforce, 2) decreasing average wages through 2025, and 3) slightly raising the unemployment rate through 2020.