The “working poor,” who are they? They are the people who depend on their ability to receive enough for their efforts to provide for the wants and needs of themselves and their dependents. These are not the people who depend on someone else to provide for them. These are not the superrich who just live off the money that they already have accumulated. These people are truly the backbone of America without which it could never exist.
Because I was one of the working poor myself for many years, I can tell you that each dollar that you have at any one time has a greater value as you have fewer of them. This fact is a complete mystery to most elected politicians and their assistants. While they cater to the social welfare class and to the very rich, they completely neglect the working poor.
One major expense for most of the working poor is the cost of gasoline required to go to and come from work. Some elected politicians, including our good Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, want to raise the price of gasoline. This complete lack of awareness about what it is like to be one of the working poor disturbs me greatly.
When elected politicians are confronted with this situation they want to act as a referral service and send you off to talk to some bureaucrat in another division of government.
The nature of my business causes me to have to deal with my senator (a Republican) and my representative (a Democrat). If you are one of the working poor, do not be misled by party identification. You are the most important and the least represented group in America.