9 hours ago
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
More Poor Americans
Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum takes note of a recent Pew Research poll which finds that increasing numbers of Americans classify themselves as poor or lower-middle class.
As Drum notes, this news is even worse than it seems, since Americans have always been and continue to be reluctant to call themselves anything but middle-class. To find this many of us willing to call ourselves lower-class or even lower-middle-class speaks to the dismal State of the Union indeed.
Or maybe just -- finally? -- an awakening to reality?