Wednesday, October 21, 2009

1 in 6 AMERICANS are in POVERTY!!!

Think you have it bad?

The National Academy of Science (NAS), whose formula is being considered for use by Congres and the Obama administration has determined that nearly 1 in 6 Americans is in poverty.....that's 47.4 million Americans. I said Americans people. Look left, look right. This is your country and we're not doing very well.

Consider the following:
**Child povery, those under the age of 18, is running at almost 17.9%
**14.3% of people aged 18-64 are in poverty
**18.7% of Americans 65 and older live in poverty

If you answered my introductory question with something like "I guess I'm not doing that bad", then my final question is...

What will you do to help those around you?

Here is some pre-2008 poverty data:

More onthe NAS:

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