Poverty Rate Jumps

American VoicesEconomy ISSUE 46•38 Sep 21, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau found that during 2009 the number of Americans living in poverty increased from 39.8 million to 43.6 million. What do you think?

  • “Yeah, that seems about right. Over the past year, I guess there have been a few hundred thousand more street people that I have to pretend not to notice on my walk to work." ”

    Rick McKenzie –
    Account Executive

  • “I'm shocked. I thought poverty was something that happened to other countries that systematically obliterated their middle class, but not us." ”

    Annie Watson –
    Nib Adjuster

  • “Quick, print another 4.8 million copies of Atlas Shrugged."”

    Michael Stapleton –
    Reactor Operator

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