US poverty rate continues to rise

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Seems a bit odd in a country where leadership is so much talked about …

From the BBC Website August 30th.

Poverty levels have risen for the last four years

“The number of people classed as poor in the US has increased – despite strong economic growth, say official figures.

An extra 1.1 million Americans dropped below the poverty line last year, according to the US Census Bureau.

There were 37 million people living in poverty in 2004, up 12.7% from the previous year. The report said non-Hispanic whites were the only ethnic group to experience an increase in poverty as well as a drop in income.”

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