Things cost much more these days then they did back in the 1980’s or 1990’s. As prices have inflated, though, salaries haven’t. In 2018, the Pew Research Center found that for most workers, real wages have been stagnant for decades.
Celebrants of the recent tax bill have claimed, echoing Trump’s top economic advisors, that the massive corporate tax cut will indeed trickle down or, to mix metaphors, serve as the proverbial rising tide that will lift all boats.
"Those experts broadly agreed that immigration improves the economy for the native population, even on the per-person level."
A thorough and independent investigation into Trump is a top priority, but Democrats should not lose sight of issues that affect working Americans every day.
If Americans want to take out their rage over lost jobs, or stagnant wages, or the decline of the middle class, or the crushing income inequality plaguing the nation’s economy, they should focus their anger on Republicans.
The Koch Brothers are are launching a nationwide campaign to eliminate public sector workers' wages, pensions, sick pay, workers' compensation.