September 26, 2003
34.6 Million in Poverty
And Bush Doesn't Want You to Know
Dumping the bad news onto Friday, the Census Bureau reported that poverty rate increased and income levels declined for the second straight year.
Be clear how miserable a level poverty is as measured by the Census Bureau
In most cities, it's hard to rent a room for much less than $9400 per year-- SROs often go for $600 per month -- which eats up over $7000 of income per year for a single person.
And housing a family of three on a little more than $14,000 per year is nearly impossible in most cities.
Posted by Nathan at September 26, 2003 11:07 AM