Report: America’s middle class is poorer, earning less and shrinking in size compared to a decade ago

The past 11 years have been a “lost decade” for America’s middle class, according to this report from the nationally representative Pew Research Center’s Social and Demographic Trends project, a nonpartisan “fact tank” that studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in various aspects of their lives by combining original public opinion survey research with social, […]

Report: Poverty and welfare common among immigrants

In the U.S., immigrants and their U.S.-born children account for one-fourth of the population living in poverty and one-third of the people lacking health insurance, according to a report released by the Center for Immigration studies, an independent policy research firm focused on immigration issues. The report provides detailed statistics on immigrant demographics, including legal […]

Heritage Foundation report: Farm bill offers opportunity to reform food stamp programs

The impending reauthorization of the the annual farm bill offers an opportunity to reform food stamp spending, according to this report from the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank. Though the Heritage Foundation offers partisan reasons for cutting food stamp programs, the passage of the farm bill also offers a timely news hook for looking at […]