Colorado senator Michael Bennet, estimated as having a net worth of $16 million, said on Sunday income inequality is the most pressing concern in the country, ranking above health care, voting rights, campaign finance reform, or the “green new deal” currently being proposed by the party’s far left flank in the House of Representatives.
A group of 13 interns at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a signed letter to chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D., N.M.) on Thursday demanding that they be paid for their internships.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) made more than $858,000 in royalties last year for two new books, placing him in the top one percent of income earners in the United States.
The middle class is contracting in nearly every major city across the United States, according to a new study from Pew Research.
There are more than 15 million children—or 21.1 percent—living in poverty in the United States, and currently 36 percent of black children live below the poverty line, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.