Jim Hightower.com, 8/8/07, Austin Chronicle, 8/10/07
One of the most oxymoronic and obnoxious phrases in America today is this: “The working poor.”
We live in the richest nation in the history of the world, and it’s morally abominable that anyone who works in this country is poor. Our economy is deliberately skewed by public policy. As a result, the vast portion of America’s wealth, which is generated by all of us, flows to the few at the top, shortchanging the middle class and leaving millions of hard working Americans – many working two or three jobs – in poverty.