Tip o' the hat to Johnny Paratrooper at American Partisan.
This has the ring of truth to it. Cattle producers are having a tough time right now, at least the small and mid-sized ones, but that isn't making meat less expensive at the grocery. The big processors? They are doing great.
In lumber two of the five largest lumber companies are owned by billionaires, Archie Aldis Emmerson and the Koch brothers. These are the people who are rich and getting richer while normal people struggle.
America has two separate economic systems, one for the connected and one for the rest of us.