http://rainbowpush.org/news/single/we_ignore_poverty_but_it_is_on_the_risePoor people are invisible in our nation’s capital. Republicans defend the affluent, calling them “job creators,” Democrats champion the middle class and those boldest stand with “working families.” The poor go without mention.
Yet the most recent census reveals that a stunning one in six Americans lives in poverty, more than 46 million, the highest number since the government began keeping track. Poverty is rising across all races and all regions.
The Great Recession is the immediate cause. Twenty-five million people are in need of full-time work; 49 million go without health insurance. A good many of the poor have jobs, but receive too little pay to lift their family up from poverty. But poverty was rising even before the latest economic collapse; the middle class has been losing ground for more than 30 years.
yeah, REAL "GREAT" and RICH country we have As long as the pestilence of POVERTY exists and PEOPLE mock, ridicule and look down upon the poor and unemployed. This nation WILL NEVER be great and it's a FARCE and LIE the elitists keep perpetuating while robbing the populace.
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