…  was supposed to mean that everyone is paying more for things (food, gas, healthcare, tuition), not earning as much money, increasing debt, etc…

well, except for these people.  How is it that when the majority of people’s lives are getting more difficult financially, the people at the top are actually INCREASING their wealth.  Perhaps, maybe (“just maybe”), one side is benefiting from the other?  And that one side is causing the other side’s problems?