It is not news that in the past several decades, the gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots" in America has increased. Labor force participation is now the lowest in many years, yet the stock market is through the roof. There are a lot more people now who are either poor or are just scraping by. They are unemployed, under-employed or simply making too little money to uphold a decent standard of living. Apparently, corporate America either doesn't need them or knows they can be easily replaced. These people need help and they're getting it wherever they can.