“Fewer, poorer, gloomier.” No, those words aren’t descriptors of sunny days in Oregon, as we move into fall.
That’s the subtitle to the latest report from the Pew Research Center – and they’re describing America’s middle class.
This report examined middle class families and discovered that the middle class is undoubtedly in decline: wages are down, net worth is down, and even optimism is down.
Income inequality is like climate change. Studies, reports, infographics, photos – no matter what type of evidence is produced, Republicans still appear to denounce science and cling to their But-I-Own-The-Lifeboat policies. And this is why we continue to have such shocking policy proposals like tax breaks for millionaires while our schools are closing.