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Why Are 46 Million Americans Living in Poverty? ” VIDEO ”

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Familes receive food at a food distribution organized every month by Hope for the Heart in Hayward.  Many people begin lining up for food the day before, and sleep overnight on the sidewalk in order to make sure they get their food before it runs out.

 

“Frighting numbers,” Unemployment is leading to poverty levels that haven’t been seen in the US in decades. “This could be a bend point in our economy.” Many middle class are finding themselves sinking into poverty. Blacks, Latinos, and 50+ are getting hit the hardest.

Whole industries that created jobs in the past – construction for example – are simply drying up. The “safety nets” like unemployment insurance, food stamps, and payroll tax cuts for the poor have kept things from turning into a complete disaster.

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