Sunday, July 22, 2012
The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century
Poverty is spreading at record levels across many groups, from underemployed workers and suburban families to the poorest poor. More discouraged workers are giving up on the job market, leaving them vulnerable as unemployment aid begins to run out. Suburbs are seeing increases in poverty, including in such political battlegrounds as Colorado, Florida and Nevada, where voters are coping with a new norm of living hand to mouth. This is why we need to replace Obama with Romney or with anyone who isn't Obama.