Fact Check: This is the United States!


Fact Check: This is the United States!

A new U.N. report says the United States has the highest income inequality of all Western nations.

40 million Americans live in poverty.

13.3 million of these are children.

More than 5 million live in “absolute poverty,” which means the conditions they face are as bad as it gets.

Meanwhile, the nation’s billionaire class keeps growing.

The top 1% of Americans hold nearly 40% of all wealth.

In December, Congress granted $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to the wealthiest individuals and corporations who need it least.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to raise rents on low-income tenants to encourage “self-sufficiency.” Homelessness, he thinks, is a teachable moment for the poor.

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