Wednesday, January 20, 2010


So, while the fundamentalists work against Gay marriage, I notice a report from the Brookings Institution.  Maybe the religious could better spend their time.  The report finds that:
  • In 2008, 91.6 million people—more than 30 percent of the nation’s population—fell below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  
  • In 2008, 39.1 million people—13.2 percent of total population—were below 100 percent of the federal poverty level.
  • Poverty also increased in small metro areas and rural areas at faster rates than in cities.
  • Western cities and Florida suburbs were among the first to see the effects of the Great Recession translate into significant increases in poverty between 2007 and 2008.

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