Call for Comments: Poverty Shaming | Vox Populorum
From Hannah: According to a new Bankrate Survey, just over a quarter of Americans will not being going on summer vacation this year (while twenty-two percent are on the fence). Sixty percent of those respondents are forgoing vacation because they can't afford it. Those who are going on vacation are spending an average of $1,979 to do so. Bernie Sanders sees this as a symptom of a larger problem, citing an article about this survey via Facebook to make a point: "The economic reality of our time is that over the past 40 years, there has been an enormous transfer of income and wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest people in America. And as result nearly 8 in 10 workers live paycheck to paycheck, and over 1 in 4 Americans won't be able to take a vacation this summer. We must guarantee a living wage for all workers, make it easier to join unions and rebuild America's middle class." We see a lot of examples of workers struggling for a living wage in the news everyday: the Lyft