Federal employees have child care fees to add to long lists of expenses for households that live paycheck to paycheck.
But poverty deniers won't look deeper, because they don't want to admit that anyone willing to work could be suffering in the richest country in the world.
No matter how deeply flawed such geopolitical visions may ultimately prove to be, their brief moments as official policy have regularly shaped the destiny of nations and of empires in unpredictable, unplanned, and often dangerous ways.
Bernie Sanders in a keynote speech on healthcare, raising the minimum wage and his bipartisan resolution to end military support for the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing of Yemen.
About 93 percent of charitable foundation money is parked in Wall Street investments. But foundations are starting to make better choices.
So if Americans agree that our elders should never again return to having to age in poverty, there are several ways we can shore up the Social Security system.