Shrinking middle class, the rich keep getting richer, the poor keep getting poorer – these are all phrases that I’ve heard thousands of times during the recession. These aren’t opinions; these statements are fact. The middle class is shrinking, the rich are getting richer and the poor are, indeed, getting poorer.

Although I understand the widening wealth and income gap in the nation, it wasn’t until I watched this video that it really hit home. In about 3.5 months, the video has garnered nearly 4 million views. This isn’t a funny cat viral video nor is it Psy singing Gangnam Style, this is a video that paints a grim picture of wealth inequality in the nation.

Wealth inequality in America [Video]
The income gap in the U.S. is startling. This video presentation puts the numbers in perspective.