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Pablo Andreu

Pablo Andreu

Posted: February 21, 2011 07:02 PM

An American middle-class revolution stalled this weekend when millions of Americans got caught up watching their favorite TV shows on Hulu.com.

Unsatisfied with their financial situation and buoyed by the middle-class uprisings in the Middle East, the American middle class organized massive protests in New York and Washington D.C. only to have the demonstrations thwarted by streaming episodes of popular shows like American Family and Two and a Half Men.

"Listen, I want change as much as the next guy, but I really needed to catch up on Two and a Half Men," said Pittsburgh man Alex Bazinski. "I like to imagine what Sheen is doing during the commercial breaks."

Middle-class frustrations have resulted in broad grassroots movements like the Tea Party movement, which began as town hall meetings. Middle-class wages have stagnated for the last 20 years whereas the earnings of the wealthy have climbed steadily. From 1988 to present day, the income of an average American taxpayer hovered at about $33,000 whereas the "super rich," the top one percent which earn an average of $380,000, have seen 33% percent growth in that same timeframe.

"I don't have money to buy DVDs or even to rent on Netflix. That's why I watch my shows on Hulu," said Oklahoma City woman Nina Jefferies.

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has recommended a Hulu tax in order to dissuade Americans from watching shows on Hulu.

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein disagrees.

"If the middle class want to watch Hulu, who are we to stop them?" said Blankfein.

Zero people read this article, because they are on Hulu.com right now.

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