Slate: The White House Says America Has Defeated Poverty. That’s Absurd.

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This administration has spent much of their tenure actively making life more difficult for working families: limiting workers’ rights, sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, proposing raising rent for struggling Americans, giving a massive tax cut to the wealthy at the expense of everyone else … the list goes on and on. And now, they’re claiming […]

Some—like members of this administration—may claim that the American economy is stronger than ever, but too many of our friends, family members, and neighbors aren’t seeing those benefits. Instead, as the wealthy continue to rake in profits from the tax scam the GOP passed late last year, Americans in “production and non-supervisory” positions are actually […]

Six months ago, Republicans rushed through their tax scam, which the Trump administration repeatedly said would help hardworking Americans get ahead—creating more jobs and providing higher wages. But in the last six months, reports have contradicted those claims. As it turns out, the tax bill hasn’t led to any change in average hourly earnings, and […]

Yesterday, multiple news outlets released devastating numbers for those working jobs with hourly wages in Ohio. A study out yesterday morning demonstrates that inflation-adjusted hourly wages haven’t changed in the past year. And a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio shows that of the […]