A herd of poor people has been discovered off the coast of Long Island.
After a decade bereft of poor people sightings, a heretofore invisible group of the unemployed, underemployed, working poor and homeless have been sighted by the media and academics.
Under-dressed and wretched, they had last been seen in the Hudson
River area in 1986. Experts stated, " They were never gone altogether from the region, but the impending death of the middle-class has caused them to resurface."
Senator O'Screwem was reportedly shocked and dismayed by the news. "I haven't heard a word about them since 1980. I thought they had simply left the city to find greener pastures."
Scientists and media specialists gathered in Washington to discuss
the new development. New York Times reporter Hamster Reynolds simply said, "They have no spokesperson or media consultant," and left the lack of coverage at that.
Asked for comment, the poor have claimed that their situation speaks for itself. An attempt at interviews was interrupted by screaming babies and adults foraging for food.
President Obummer found for comment in the Lethargic Room of the White House was shocked and bored. After regaining consciousness he announced that he has decided to do a study by the Department of the Inferior headed by the former Honorable Justice Hargrove Grovel.