Wednesday, October 14, 2015

“Ray and Melissa Lewie, South Carolina residents, in Ray’s...



"Ray and Melissa Lewie, South Carolina residents, in Ray's tractor-trailer. "You watch the news, and day in, day out, you hear people are getting jobs," said Ray, an independent contractor who hauls steel construction rods. "I drive a truck for a living, and I drive all around the area, and I don't see it. The economy's growing? Not around here, it isn't." A huge number of Americans in the middle and lower classes say their wages have not budged in years. @mikebelleme photographed Ray and Melissa for a story about wage stagnation in traditionally conservative states." By nytimes on Instagram.



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