Among the working poor, 13% of income is spent on commuting if public transportation is used, 21% if a private vehicle is used.
Workers who earn $45,000 or more spend 2% of their income on commuting.
Since 1983, college tuition has risen 115%. The maximum Pell Grant for low- and moderate-income college students has risen only 19%.
Nationwide, the number of payday lending outlets has risen 11,000% since 1990.
The average annual interest rate on a payday loan is more than 400%, costing borrowers $3.4 billion a year.
And so on. What's even more disturbing is how many working-class Americans who are hardest hit by failed right-wing conservative economic policies keep voting against their own interests, especially here in the Southern Red States.
(And yes, I realize some of these examples date back to the Clinton era and before. But the current single-party government has had five years to fix all those horrible Clinton mistakes. What's taking so long?)