Poverty Rate Hits 17-Year High

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Poverty Rate Hits 17-Year High

In 2010, the number of Americans living in poverty reached nearly one in six, the highest rate since 1993. What do you think?

  • "One in six? Oh my god, that means I probably know someone who's poor."

    Jessie Carter
    Park Naturalist
  • "Well, maybe if waitresses in this country could learn what a whistle and finger-snap mean, then maybe they’d have a little extra pocket money."

    Nick Mitchell
    Environmental Engineer
  • "But look at our standards of living. In 1993, not even a king would have been able to enjoy a vodka with Red Bull."

    Jon Rist
    Unemployed