character of the Democrats’ response to a gangster
government headed by a fascistic-minded billionaire and
composed of Wall Street bankers, far-right ideologues and
generals. The Democratic Party has chosen to base its opposition to Trump not on his assault on working and poor people, his attacks on democratic rights, or his reckless militarism, but on his supposed “softness” toward Russia.
Americans—were living in poverty in 2015. Of
these, 19.4 million were living in extreme
poverty, which means their family’s cash
income was less than half of the poverty line,
or about $10,000 a year for a family of four.
The poverty rate for children under 18 was
Under the Obama administration, more Americans have found themselves consigned to economic ghettos, living in neighborhoods where more than 40 percent subsist below the poverty level.