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US Census Shows Half of All Americans Now Poor or Low-Income

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Headlined to H2 12/15/11


Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans -- nearly 1 in 2 -- have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. The latest census data depict a middle class that's shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government's safety net frays. The new numbers follow years of stagnating wages for the middle class that have hurt millions of workers and families.

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Back in the 1960's when I first heard of the "New ... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Dec 16, 2011 at 10:13:28 AM
(at least this one) but I found that quote so dist... by M. Wizard on Sunday, Dec 18, 2011 at 3:26:50 PM
what living in poverty is like.  If they real... by Jill Herendeen on Friday, Dec 16, 2011 at 5:00:09 PM
How's all that austerity working out for you?... by Michael Shaw on Saturday, Dec 17, 2011 at 11:08:42 PM