Friday, September 11, 2009

Poverty's way up in America

WaPo reports on the growing number of invisible Americans (I call them "invisible" because you hardly hear anything about them on television, and few US politicians are taking this problem seriously):
A new comprehensive economic survey shows that the recession has plunged 2.6 million more Americans into poverty, wiped out the household income gains of an entire decade and pushed the number of people without health insurance up to 46.3 million. 
President Obama is absolutely committed to making it possible for many more Americans -- but not everybody -- to have access to heath insurance.   It seems as if politicians never have to worry about everybody these days.

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