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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:21 AM
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34. "Nearly Half of Americans Struggling to Stay Afloat"
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/11/23-0

Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by Reuters
Nearly Half of Americans Struggling to Stay Afloat

WASHINGTON Nearly half of all Americans lack economic security, meaning they live above the federal poverty threshold but still do not have enough money to cover housing, food, healthcare and other basic expenses, according to a survey of government and industry data.

A homeless man asks for donations during a rainy day in Washington, DC, March 2011. (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad) The survey, released on Tuesday by the advocacy group Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), found that 45 percent of U.S. residents live in households that struggle to make ends meet.

That breaks down to 39 percent of all adults and 55 percent of all children, the group found.


... and not to mention that probably many of those families are also trying to help adult children/elders/grandchildren in worse shape than they are .... I keep repeating Demeter's mantra: "what cannot endure, will not endure...."

I've been getting in my AM recs here but not much else ...

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