If the folks in Washington can't fix things, then the States need to fix it themselves. Perhaps all our income tax should stay local, and then the State can decide what the Federal government should get.
I know this won't happen, nor is it probably the right solution - but something needs to change.
With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end 'extreme poverty' by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future.
Patrick Ciriello's insight:
Not really surprising - if the wage gaps in other parts of the world are as bad as the US, this should have been expected.