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Neo-feudalism on the rise in America as home ownership dies with the middle class

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) You may recall learning a little bit about medieval English feudalism while in World History class in school. It was a governing system introduced by William I, better known as William the Conqueror, in which he divided up land and gave it to "nobles" who fought for him and did well in battle. In essence, those who lived on the noble's land were his vassals; in order to survive, they worked the noble's land for a meager living and owed allegiance to him as well.

NY's homeless population hits record high as poverty explodes in America

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) The homeless population in the nation's largest city has exploded to an all-time high, forcing officials to provide shelter to desperate families in dilapidated tenements that have been identified by housing authorities as dangerous.

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at City Hall following his election on promises to turn the desperation around, but in reality, reports the Daily News, he has had difficulty addressing an age-old problem that has only gotten worse during the Obama years.

Homeless encampments grow in L.A. as America's economic decline accelerates

By Heyes: NaturalNews) During the Great Depression in the 1930s, they were often referred to as "Hoovervilles" -- communities of homeless Americans who built shanty dwellings out of anything they could find, such as cardboard, small pieces of wood and tin. They were named after President Herbert Hoover, who was blamed for the Depression because he was president in 1929 when the stock market crashed.

Nearly 100,000,000 Americans no longer work as real unemployment reaches new records

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) Recent unemployment data appears encouraging on the surface, but when you look at underlying labor data, there is much more than meets the eye, and the news is not good.

According to Bloomberg News and other media, the unemployment rate dipped to 5.6 percent in December, which "capped the best year for the labor market since 1999 and reinforced the U.S. role as the global economy's standout performer."

Nearly 50 million Americans now on food stamps as middle class plummets into poverty

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "war on poverty," and five years after President Obama's administration declared the "Great Recession" over, a record number of Americans remain on taxpayer-supported federal and state assistance programs.

According to the most recent government figures, as reported by CNSNews.com, more than 46 million Americans are not only currently receiving some level of food stamp assistance but have been receiving that assistance for more than three years straight.

Nearly 50 million Americans now on food stamps as middle class plummets into poverty

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "war on poverty," and five years after President Obama's administration declared the "Great Recession" over, a record number of Americans remain on taxpayer-supported federal and state assistance programs.

According to the most recent government figures, as reported by CNSNews.com, more than 46 million Americans are not only currently receiving some level of food stamp assistance but have been receiving that assistance for more than three years straight.

Wal-Mart spreads across America like epidemic disease: Watch the animation


Most of the country lives in an urban or suburban environment. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, the number of Americans living in the country's 3,573 urban areas (defined as population groupings of 50,000 or more) was about 249.6 million people.

Obamacare is the final nail in the coffin for the disappearing American middle class


If you are still fortunate enough to call yourself "middle class," enjoy it while you can, because thanks to the ravages of Obamacare, you're liable to lose that status at some point in the future.