When this assessment comes from Jimmy Carter, the country has indeed gone to hell:
Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House.
Carter offered his assessment of the nation’s economic challenges Monday at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Oakland
“The disparity between rich people and poor people in America has increased dramatically since when we started,” he said. “The middle class has become more like poor people than they were 30 years ago. So I don’t think it’s getting any better.”
Carter endorsed Obama last year, so this must be the outcome he desires. That or Jimmah wanted to make sure he remained only the second worst president ever. “Mission Accomplished” on both fronts.