Monday, May 07, 2018

The war against poverty becomes a war on the poor

140 million people who live in poverty in the US today.  250,000 people die in the United States from poverty and related issues every year.

 A full 60% more Americans now live below the official poverty line than in 1968, and 43% of all American children live below the minimum income level considered necessary to meet basic family needs.

People are poor not because they are lazy, not because they are unwilling to work hard, but because politicians have blocked living wages and healthcare and undermined union rights and wage increases.

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