“This is part of the larger emerging pattern of evidence of the links between poverty, hopelessness and health,” said Robert D. Putnam, a professor of public policy at Harvard and the author of “Our Kids,” an investigation of new class divisions in America.
Source: U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High – The New York Times
Widely reported unemployment metrics in the U.S. do not accurately represent the reality of joblessness in America.
Source: Real Unemployment — Department of Labor (U-6) | Gallup
It’s time for the DNC to stop blaming Trump and the GOP for their own credibility issues
Source: The DNC’s elephant in the room: Dems have a problem — it’s not Donald Trump – Salon.com
The big takeaway from information is that those making over $200K are in the top 20% of earners, therefore not “middle” income, and in most cases not “middle class.”
Every conversation about domestic policy should begin with this information. Fines and fees should be progressive like taxation.
Income limits and mean income for each quintile of household income.
Source: Household Income Quintiles | Tax Policy Center