Thursday, March 1, 2007

Poverty in America: Getting Worse

Via Lenin's Tomb:
I meant to write about this a few days ago: there has been a dramatic rise in deep poverty in America. Notice, 'deep'. The latest research shows that 37 million Americans are living below the poverty line, of whom 18.3 million are in deep poverty. The article reports that "Nearly two out of three people (10.3 million) in severe poverty are white, but blacks (4.3 million) and Hispanics of any race (3.7 million) make up disproportionate shares." Deep poverty is defined for an individual as living on an income of less than $5,080.

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