These statistics are claimed to be true: 1. 50% of American wage earners earn less than $30k. 2. 63% of Americans can’t afford a $1,000 emergency. 3. 80% of American workers live pay check to pay check. 4. Since 1973 American productivity has increased by 77%, yet hourly pay has grown by 12%. If the minimum wage was tracked to productivity, it would be over $20 an hour today. 5. 41% of American workers earn less than $12 per hour, with most without employer provided HC. 6. Since 2008 the federal government and the Fed created $26 trillion out of nothing. Was any of this enormous sum spent on infrastructure, public education, universal HC, bail out 5.1 million people who lost their homes? Not a pretty picture for the poor and middle class. Hopefully things are improving or we are headed for big trouble.