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WildNovember Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:53 AM
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21.6% of US children living in poverty in 2010 (up by 1 million)
The number of children in the United States considered poor rose by 1 million in 2010, the U.S. Census said on Thursday, with more than one in five of the youngest Americans now living in poverty...compared to 20 percent in 2009.

That was mainly due to a rise in the number of children living below the federal poverty threshold, defined as an annual income of $22,314 for a family of four, to 15.7 million from 14.7 million in 2009. The figures reflect the overall state of the economy. The national poverty rate stands at 15.3 percent and the unemployment rate is at 9 percent some two years after the recession that began in 2007 officially ended.

The Census found that the percentage of white children in poverty increased in 25 states in 2010 from the year before. Overall, "white and Asian children had poverty rates below the national average, while black children had the highest poverty rate at 38.2 percent," it said.

"About one of every three children in poverty lived in one of the four most populous states, each of which saw increases in the number and the percentage of children in poverty between 2009 and 2010," the Census said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45346041/ns/us_news-life/#....
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:57 AM
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1. knr nt
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nobodyspecial Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:01 AM
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2. Elect Newt
He'll put them to work.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:03 AM
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3. K&R. There is absolutely no reason for this...
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JackDragna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:12 AM
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4. What an absolute disgrace..
..why isn't this number doubled? Newt for prez! Make them learn values by working in schools!
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:13 AM
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5. Sad. Will these kids have a chance in life? It's heartbreaking.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:34 AM
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6. Either something like Occupy works or one of these days
Numbers like these are going to break us for good.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:36 AM
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7. Fucking thieves.


Support OWS.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:51 AM
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8. it's what happens when you collaborate with repukes
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