This is because most people work for a living, punching a time card and drawing an hourly wage. For these folks there has been zero wage growth for decades.
No, Voting Democrat is Not “Harm Reduction”
Andrew Dobbs
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My libertarian brother and law and I agree that the grand prize goes to whomever can address the 40 year disconnect from productivity growth and wages, with extra credit given for clawing back arrears.