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New Report Details How 'Inflation Inequality' Punishes the Poor—and Helps Undercount Them by Millions

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/05/new-report-details-how-inflation-inequality-punishes-poor-and-helps-undercount-them

For all those who claim that capitalism isn’t a zero-sum game (yes, Lester Thurow, I’m looking at you), Pwesident Twump is trying his best to make you out to be fools or liars.

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You know what two words you would hear if we could somehow convince those below the poverty line to engage much more in politics and voting?

President Sanders.

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When 40% of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency, it’s not hard to believe this article, and realize the figures about poverty from the government are BS.

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Funny how our government can spend oodles of money on feeding the troops, but squirm at feeding and housing our poor.

Tenement housing with on site cafeteria style chow lines. Just like in our for profit hospitals, jails, military units, schools, and buffets.