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

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"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