The nation's official poverty rate in 2011 was 15.0 percent, with 46.2 million people in poverty. After three consecutive years of increases, neither the poverty rate nor the number of people in poverty were statistically different from the 2010 estimates.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The government released the data last week. Catholic Charities U.S.A. issued a letter the same day headed, “Census Poverty Data Confirms Reality Local Catholic Charities Agencies Face Every Day.” It noted:
What do the presidential candidates propose? Each has responded to Christian leaders calling for their approaches in future. View the response of President Obama and of Governor Romney.
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