The Poor today

Great article from Sasha Abramsky of The Nation (online)

“As poverty spreads, it is carving broader arcs of desperation throughout the country. In the wake of the housing crisis and the lengthy recession, with its jobless aftermath—along with the drawn-out collapse of many employment sectors and the decline in purchasing power of wages in many other sectors—a rising number of Americans are struggling to make it from one paycheck, or unemployment check, to the next. ”

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If interested (and you have the stomach for it), please check out the study produced by the Heritage Foundation. I’ve went through it point by point and the facts they produce have serious flaws. But this blog is not political, so I won’t go into it here…

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