The same wealth imbalance that destroyed the U.S. economy in the 1930's exists today. If we allow the wealthy to usurp hard-working American's buying power, the country will continue to slide deeper into poverty.
Most people who run their own businesses will tell you that they've never worked as hard as they did when they started up their companies. Trust me, it's not easy living off of Top Ramen and cheap coffee.
If Democrats want to hang onto their seats in November, they would do well to define this election in terms of the middle class and small business versus the billionaires and big corporations, and to use John Boehner as a poster child for the party.
We do not live in a world of textbook free trade. We live in a world where our trading partner China has chosen mercantilism and is using the full powers of its government to advance its industries in ways that destroy ours.