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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:37 PM

4 things..


Off the top of your head, how many of your friends can you think of make less than $11,000 a year? Maybe they work some mind-numbing part-time job, taking cover charges and stamping hands at a strip club. Or if you're a bit older, how many families do you know of who have one person working, bringing in less than $23,000 to support a spouse and a couple of kids? There's nothing wrong with either of those things ... but those numbers are the poverty threshold in the U.S., and in my area of the country, it encompasses a fudging poopload of people (sorry, I'm trying to cut down on my cursing).

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-things-politicians-will-never-understand-about-poor-people/#ixzz2LrJ1Cynp

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