|Check Out the Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor|
|Written by Marcus and Laura Mayo|
|Thursday, 18 October 2012 21:57|
This article was originally published in the August edition of the Dayton's Bluff District Forum in St. Paul, MN
Our family has been residents of the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood for nearly six and a half years. We moved into the neighborhood as we were able to find a first house that was relatively affordable, with the knowledge that the crime rate was declining, and for the most part housing prices were still on the rise. Of course, shortly after we moved in, things began changing very rapidly. Due to conditions and circumstances completely out of our control, within a few years the value of our house, like many others in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, had dropped tremendously.
During the past few years we have watched hard-working neighbors struggle to keep their heads above water, like so many other neighborhoods throughout the country. And while our policy makers in Washington have assured the survival of banks, whose complete lack of accountability and use of complex mathematical formulas resulted in the expansion of the subprime housing market, little more than lip service has been offered to working Americans. This raises a question that many of us have been asking ourselves – who in government represents the working/middle class? Of course, both parties claim to, but their policies would beg to differ. In fact when it comes time to vote for a candidate, many people feel they are voting for the lesser of two evils when choosing their party lines – is that really a choice at all?