Anyone paying attention to the news knows there is a great disparity in income and wealth in America. CEO's earn 300 X the salary of their average employee, the minimum wage, if it had kept pace with other factors in our economy should be slightly over $20/hr, and so on. A recent article showed the median American's net worth to be 27th among other nations. As I recall, the figure for Amerians was about $39K while in Australia (number one) the figure was @ $200K. In Canada it's over $80K.
Sometimes all those numbers get jumbled and it's hard to visualize just how bad the situation is.
Here's a link to a brief video that really oulls it all together. You should look at it...and while you're watching, remember that the new NC tax plan is designed to make things even better for the wealthy.