According to a recent analysis of the 2005 census figures (conducted by the McClatchy Newspapers), the number of Americans who are living in severe poverty is at a 32-year high. Approximately 16 million Americans are experiencing deep or sever poverty.
And where is their government on this issue? MIA, of course. In the aftermath of Katrina, George W. Bush stood in Jackson Square in New Orleans, talking about the issues of race and poverty that Katrina revealed, and pledging to do something about it. He hasn't, of couse. As he once warned us, the "have nots" are not his base.
America's humming economy is leaving more and more people behind as poverty deepens to record levels
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