I just found a message on Facebook referring to an organization that makes me hopeful all of a sudden that we may be able to save our democracy and economy. It's the Coffee Party (that should give you a hint right there).
It calls itself "transpartisan" and has as its goals rational and reasonable government for the people and not only for the wealthy. Also has links to articles showing the damage the Republicans have been doing to our country since the Reagan years, with the sole exception of the Democratic Clinton years.
We who pride ourselves on being rational thinkers must get active and do what is needed to save this country from sliding into a hellish Dickensian London type of situation. When I was growing up, we had a much better life than the average middle-class family has now -- can we prevent this country from becoming a 2-class country by abolishing the middle class altogether?
Take a look at the site, and do what you feel is right.