Working Poor

Did young rural voters seek an outsider candidate like Trump because they are more politically alienated?
The rate of working poverty among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, a staggering 70 percent of whom earn less than $2 a day, has
On September 13, the Census Bureau released a report that the U.S. economy had performed well for many Americans in 2015. The report indicated that the poverty rate had fallen by 1.2 percentage points last year - which was the biggest decline in one year since 1968.
The days of labor have passed. Labor Day for all of those in the working and lower middle class who toil in blue collar and white collar jobs and make so little in wages that they qualify for food stamps and public aid.
She shares little glimpses of her life. Her significant other/husband/boyfriend is not very helpful. She's not sure why she
Blood donation is one of many disproportionate governmental restrictions on poor and queer folks. We study truck drivers
I am the lady who feels she deserves to have a life and enjoy it, even if you don't, even if it bothers you that your tax dollars are helping her. I am the lady who understands the true meaning of "there but for the grace of God go I" and that any one of us can fall on hard times.
None of this changes the fact that the American political conversation this election season is being driven by the widely
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24 months of inactivity on Southwest You may call it spending beyond our means, but I recognize it for what it is: the disappearance
Do we really think mayors, governors and presidents will solve our economic problems? Neither Trump nor Sanders nor Hillary Clinton can deliver what the jobs they promise. The economy just doesn't work that way. It doesn't care who is in the White House or the governor's mansion.
The U.S. Census Bureau deems "30 percent rule" a guideline for the portion of income a family can spend for rent and still have enough left over for other nondiscretionary spending.
In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.
With thousands of jobs being added in the past few years, people everywhere are praising the industry for rebuilding our economy and the middle class. But as those of us who work at auto plants know, that's not the full story.
Instead of narrowing, the longevity gap between rich and poor has actually increased by 7 long years during the reign of runaway inequality!
The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.
When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks about income inequality, and when other candidates speak about the minimum wage and food stamps, what are they really talking about? Whether they know it or not, it's something like this.
I'm writing this knowing my bank account is overdrawn, because I'm still waiting on four, unexpectedly late paychecks. I'm writing this from my couch, where my 19-month-old is sleepily nursing in my lap.
Working families in America often make impossible choices between food, clothing, and housing. When families struggle to afford basic necessities, they often sacrifice the things most of us take for granted.