Living In A Van Down By The River – Time To Face The True State Of The Middle Class In America

Posted: October 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

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As the middle class has shrunk and the cost of living has increased, a lot of people have decided to quite literally “live on the road”. Whether it is a car, a truck, a van, a bus or an RV, an increasing number of Americans are using their vehicles as their homes.

Desultory Heroics

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By Michael Snyder

Source: InvestmentWatch

Do you remember the old Saturday Night Live sketches in which comedian Chris Farley portrayed a motivational speaker that lived in a van down by the river?  Unfortunately, this is becoming a reality for way too many Americans.  As the middle class has shrunk and the cost of living has increased, a lot of people have decided to quite literally “live on the road”.  Whether it is a car, a truck, a van, a bus or an RV, an increasing number of Americans are using their vehicles as their homes.  Just recently, someone that I know took a trip down the west coast of the United States and stayed at a number of campgrounds along the way.  What she discovered was that a lot of people were actually living at these campgrounds.  Of course there are some that actually prefer that lifestyle, but many…

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Comments
  1. I read something to similar to this. Even wealthier people are opting for this sort of life. They are posting videos on YouTube of the best type of RV to purchase for living on the road. They are also sharing great spots for RV hookups and for camping and there’s something for everyone regardless of whether it’s a tent a person is using, a van, a car or an RV. There are going to be many more people doing this. Rents are too high. Home ownership has a huge ball and chain attached to it and so many people are taking this route, literally.

  2. What really pisses me off, Shelby, is that there are enough vacant homes foreclosed by banks to house all homeless Americans – yet they are deliberately kept empty and allowed to fall into disrepair. To me that is a clear sign of a really sick society.

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