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As Poverty Rises, Wrong Time to Cut Safety Net

By Desmond Brown, Sep 16, 2011 10:47 AM

Center for American progress Action Fund

Tuesday’s U.S. Census Bureau report on poverty in the United States shows record numbers of Americans fell into poverty, more families lost access to health care, and child poverty increased dramatically between 2009 and 2010. More than 15 percent of the U.S. population or 46 million people fell below the official poverty level in 2010 — defined as a family of four with income below $22,314 in annual earnings. The real median income fell 2.3 percent to $49,445 and 50 million people went without health care coverage.

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