Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/02/23/how-country-fails-its-most-vulnerable
let us be real here–this country has failed the majority in favor of increasing the wealth of their bribers, the wealthy businesses and their owners for most of it’s existence-they do with cash now what used to be done in smoke filled back rooms by that same class of corruptors-pure and simple
It takes an angry working class to change the arrogant, inhumane, greed driven attitude of a government toward their own people. When are we finally sick and tired of eating cake…
This article was too complex. It’s a difficult subject. The CBPP (dot) org covers the topic, has up to date analysis of the U.S.Census Weekly Pulse Surveys, which are in places shocking. Over half the respondents report worrying, feeling depressed, anxious about paying daily expenses, and going without food is also high. Probably in a few months those renters who are under by $6,000 will be bailed out, but who knows. From the CBPP, report on SNAP,
“Nationally, the number of SNAP participants rose from about 37 million participants in February 2020 to about 43 million participants (13% of US population) in May, and this number has stayed steady through September.” And 18% are not caught up on rent (CBPP), but with children it’s 25%. And 35% report it’s difficult to pay normal weekly expenses, nationally. “Some 81 million adults — 35 percent of all adults in the country — reported it was somewhat or very difficult for their household to cover usual expenses in the past seven days, according to data collected February 3-15.” ------ “Tracking the Covid-19 Recession” is the title. Childhood poverty is reported in the Supplemental Poverty as about 16%, 1 in 6, and only 1 in six receive the federal subsidies available. About 3% of all children, when at least 16% need it. The BEA (dot) gov, Personnel Income, Table 2.1 reports “disposable income” of $55,656 in March 2020 for all U.S. citizens, per capita. The “average” for a 4 person family is over $222,000 yearly. This country is not poor, it is stingy.