Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Behind the American poverty numbers

By DAVID CRARY - AP National Writer | AP – Mon, Sep 19, 2011

I found this article on Yahoo News and just had to repost some excerpts;

"She is trapped like so many others, destitute in the midst of America's abundance. Last week, the Census Bureau released new figures showing that nearly one in six Americans lives in poverty — a record 46.2 million people. The poverty rate, pegged at 15.1 percent, is the highest of any major industrialized nation, and many experts believe it could get worse before it abates."


"Overall, though, the figures seemed to be greeted with resignation, and political leaders in Washington pressed ahead with efforts to cut federal spending. The Pew Research Center said its recent polling shows that a majority of Americans — for the first time in 15 years of being surveyed on the question — oppose more government spending to help the poor."

             David Crary and many other AP writers went all over the country for this article that just motivates me more to conquer my wound problems, go back through therapy and get my wheels under me again.

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