Monday, January 23, 2023

The State of the United States

  In no state of the US, for instance, is the federal minimum wage ($7.25) enough to survive; even if it is raised to $15 – as the progressives have called for – the minimum wage would still not be enough for a working-class family to survive anywhere in the country. 

With stagnant wages and inflation at a 40-year high, almost 60% of Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck

Many of these people are on the brink of joining the 600,000 homeless people wandering around in a country with more than 17 million empty homes. There are 33 times more empty homes than homeless people.

 34 million people, including one in eight children, experience hunger while 30-40% of the U.S.’s food supply (40 million tons of food) is wasted every year. 

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