The two focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor.
A December economics report finds that nearly half of US families live below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, and more than half (54 percent) of working-age families with children under eighteen earn less than $60,000 each year.
The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.
About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not statistically different from 2011.
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
Antonio Hammond is the $18,000 man. He’s a success story for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, one of a multitude of organizations trying to haul people out of poverty in this Maryland port city where one of four residents is considered poor by U.S. government standards.
As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.
Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.
The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the government has “a moral commitment” to help every American help themselves. But he says that, right now, the country isn’t fulfilling its duties.