poverty at a 15-year high
The US poverty rate has risen to a fifteen-year high.
It’s hard to imagine that’s not going to be politicized, this close to the election. The Republicans will be saying the president is driving the economy into the ground. The Democrats will be saying it’s a hangover from 8 years of Republican spending.
As an electoral organizer, I wish we could take it out of the rhetoric altogether. Not because I think it will swing the election–but because there is absolutely no chance of Congress doing anything to help poor people while they can make hay talking about them, instead.