U.S. Poverty Rate at Highest Level in YearsPosted: September 13, 2011 | |
One in Six Americans are now living below the poverty level. This means that a family of four is basically living at or below $22,000 per year.
Corporate profits are hitting records, and the disparity between rich and poor grows. It would seem to me that now is not the time to be cutting social safety nets, but rather a time of ending corporate welfare and tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.