Washington is the grinch that stole Christmas. Bah Humbug defines its agenda.
America's criminal class is bipartisan. Responsible for growing human
Unprecedented in modern times. Privileged Americans never had it better.
Ordinary ones face lump of coal harshness. Hard times keep getting harder.
Reflected in institutionalized inequality. Growing poverty. High unemployment.
Multiples higher than phony Labor Department numbers. An epidemic of underemployment
Jobs paying poverty or sub-poverty wages. With few or no benefits.
Households need two or three to get by.
Growing millions face "one impossible choice after another," according
to Poverty USA. "(B)etween food and medicine(s), getting to work or paying
the heating bill."
Census data show around half the population living in poverty or bordering
it. In the world's richest country.
Affecting nearly 60% of children. America has a higher percent of working
poor than any other industrialized country.
Human suffering is real. Neoliberal harshness is official policy. Force-fed
austerity reflects it. Social injustice is rife.