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Congress And Poverty in 2011

The number of people in poverty has risen to unparalleled levels. According the most recent Census Bureau data, there were 46.2 million Americans living in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 (an increase of 2.6 million). In other words, more than one in six Americans were poor in 2010. This is the highest number since the Census Bureau began gathering data 52 years ago, superseding last year’s all-time high. Read more at

http://www.theshriverbrief.org/2012/02/articles/economic-security-and-opportun/what-did-congress-do-to-combat-poverty-in-2011/

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