I can write about it from myriad vantage points:
▪As a late middle-aged woman (women 50+ are the poorest segment of US population)
▪As a #lesbian(employment discrimination is huge among lesbians)
Poverty was barely mentioned in 2016 Hillary raised it a few times; Sanders talked about "the ghetto" and Trump said he would cut taxes, but he actually cut entitlements.
Yet 1 in 7 Americans lives in #poverty.
But the #GOP foments class resentment based on the claim that poor people are lazy grifters living off the government teat.
Sanders has focused on wages at Amazon and WalMart, Gillibrand has an aggressive bill/plan for federal income wage, Harris and Warren talk housing deficits.
Even collectively that's not enough.
That's more than HALF the annual salary of a woman working minimum wage. AOC's salary is literally TEN TIMES that of a min wage worker.
I have $322.90 in "savings" at present and I am old enough to be AOC's mother.
That's what poverty is.
Poor people have no access to money. That's how payday loans became such a popular scam.
Borrow off your minimum wage check at 400%.
It's a mafia.