"The poor" could be any of us these days - Op-Ed by Kathleen Daugherty
The numbers have been crunched. Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Sept. 13 confirmed that poverty’s up in the nation. The poverty rate soared to its highest levels since 1993 with a record-breaking 46.2 million Americans, or 15.1 percent, living in poverty.
During this recession, with job creation stagnating and massive state and federal cuts to everything the government supports but millionaires and corporations, “the poor” could be you.
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