Monday, February 26, 2007

Poverty under George W. Bush

Poverty in the United States of America: It rose drammatically under George W(ar) Bush.

The number of Americans living in severe poverty has expanded dramatically under the Bush administration, with nearly 16 million people now living on an individual income of less than $5,000 (£2,500) a year or a family income of less than $10,000, according to an analysis of 2005 official census data.

Whole Story: Independent

2 comments:

leftdog said...

Interesting article. The richest nation on the planet cannot look after huge segments of its population.

Solutions are difficult because the nation is full of right wing attitude where there is no will to fix the problem.

'If you are poor, it's your own damn fault' - this attitude complicates the plight of the poor.

Erik Abbink said...

"The richest nation on the planet CANNOT look after huge segments of its population."

I think you meant "will not"

:)

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