Our latest installment in this month’s Poverty Series

One of the parts of poverty that is rather unnoticeable in the current crisis is that much of the problem doesn’t exist where people can see it. People can see more panhandlers and homeless people. People can see people driving ever older cars. In the aftermath of the recession, the average age of the car on the road in America grew to a high of 11 years. However, most people can’t really see how the increase in living expenses affects everyone and how it holds families back from success and burdens young people.

In this video from Moveon.org, they illustrate all the factors that have come together to destroy the Middle Class from the inside out. A combination of depressed wages, increasing expenses and the inability to start a business or save for a home have made traditional Middle Class American living nearly impossible.