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mrveggieman
09-13-2011, 01:44 PM
Here's the sobering facts:

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/census-us-poverty-rate-1177323.html

pghin08
09-13-2011, 02:40 PM
So disappointing. Especially considering the "poverty level" for a family of four is around $22,000/year. I'm just in my first job out of college, and I make significantly over that, and I don't have a family to support.

duane1969
09-13-2011, 03:19 PM
Depending on the area, it is worse in some places. I know the county next to mine has like a 25% unemployment rate.

INTIMADATOR2007
09-13-2011, 06:22 PM
I garruntee the people described in the artical have flat screen tv's , cell phones, cable tv, and wear only the best shoes , and $100 jeans . They are seeing the effects of Hope and Change as promised .

theonedru
09-14-2011, 05:10 AM
Sad and pathetic, and even wore most Americans just do not care if they did this would not be an issue...............

AUTaxMan
09-14-2011, 06:40 PM
Highest poverty level in the world.

duwal
09-18-2011, 12:51 AM
Highest poverty level in the world.



yeaaahhh...I'm sure there are many other countries that have a higher percentage of things being much worse than just about any city in the U.S. I don't see Sally Struthers doing a commercial in Minnesota about how hard iit is to get by. Families that have to share one car, parents that need to use up part of their welfare allowance to get the newest Xbox game or decent sneakers so their kid won't get picked on. There's always an answer but a lot of the people that live in 'poverty' just accept that thats how their life should be

Hilfiger1975
09-18-2011, 02:25 AM
Crime will be rising soon... =\