Unless we in the United States get Glass-Steagall type legislation to separate the global speculative bubble aka investment banking, from deposit banking, like what was done in 1933, the middle class is not just shrinking, it is finished, like the nation in general. Even the greenies have been sucked into the bubble. Look at the attempt to push the carbon use tax, as a way to bailout the bubble based on the man-made global-warming theory. It's a fantasy, so it is time to go with the LaRouche Youth Movement and do a quick but safe dumping of Pres. Obama.