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Monday, July 24, 2006

LA County Middle Class Are Disappearing

So I'm driving home from a visit to a friend in Arizona this past weekend and I heard the boys(John & Ken) talking about a recently completed study on how the middle class are becoming a rare species in LA County. Here's the LA Times article in question. The next thing they're gonna say is that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west....DUH! It's obvious that LA has been overrun by illegal aliens and that that has pushed the middle class out. We know the drill. They start moving into neighborhoods twenty to thirty to a house, they start taking blue collar jobs, neighborhoods turn into dumps, no one wants to live there anymore, etc, etc. This is not news.

I do have a novel idea though for a possible solution. (sarcasm on)Lets have the Los Angeles middle class designated as an endangered species. That way we can go before a judge and have him set aside critical habitat for their continued survival(sarcasm off). This could be fun. The historical range for this species used to be almost all of Los Angeles. We could actually start enforcing some laws currently on the books that never get enforced to help the species survive. You know, things like interior sweeps, workplace enforcement, etc. It's a man made problem, but it could also have a man made solution.


  • At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How dumb. Have you ever thought that the middle class aren't leaving...but just "moving" into the poor class?

    The middle class is becoming a rare species not because of the evil Mexican immigrants like you suggest...but because of the evil coorportations that have cut benifits, wages, and support to real hard-working Americans.

  • At 2:12 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    No I hadn't thought of that because the truth is that the middle class people have been leaving LA in droves. Call it white flight or whatever, but these middle class people have been moving to the suburbs of the OC or northern LA County a la Santa Clarita/Valencia/Lancaster. Santa Ana used to have a lot of middle class denizens too, but they have since fled as well because the neighborhoods have turned into crappy places to raise a family.


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