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Poverty is Getting Worse
All indications are that poverty is not only getting worse, it is approaching third world status in many areas. To aggravate the problem actions and agencies which in the past alleviated the misery - such as unemployment insurance, medicare, access to higher education, and social security - are now being dismantled or diminished. The chances to climb out of poverty are diminishing and there is a sophisticated effort to portray poor people as lazy moochers off of society rather than hold policy makers of both parties accountable.
This is not the result of an accident or natural disaster. It is the result of decades of government policy by both democrats and republicans.
This will have disastrous consequences as we head towards a more and more unequal society. For verification see reference 2 on economic graphs and the below references.
4-How Big Media Ignores the Poor
5-Poverty in America - It is Not What You Think
7-Inconvenient Income Inequality
8-Talking About Poverty With Greg Kaufmann
9-Graph Comparing Corporate Profits and Wages
10-The Great Social Security Robbery
11-Explaining the Pure Cruelty of Obama's Gimmick, "Chained CPI" in Simple Language
12-Obama’s Historic Assault on Social Security
13-Downward Mobility Haunts US Education
14-In your face: Homelessness in America
15-Number of U.S. “Working Poor” Is on the Increase
16-How Hard Is Poverty Hitting Your County?
A map of changes in poverty, county by county.
17-Low-Income Working Families: The Growing Economic Gap
18-2 Years in Jail for Sitting on a Milk Crate? The Shocking Ways America Punishes Poor People Living on the Street (Hard Times, USA)
19-Desperate US students seek “arrangements”
20-Hard Times, USA: Would You Consider Thinking Differently About Poverty and Poor and Homeless People?
21-Steve Fraser, Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt
22-Tax Cuts or Tax Reform? (and the Implications for Inequality)
23-The Poverty Trap, English Version
24-This Week in Poverty: An Antipoverty Contract for 2013?
25-Today’s Anti-Social Security Propaganda
26-Top CEOs plan to loot US social programmes
27-Obama’s Failed State
28-The Poverty Trap, English Version.
29-The Circle of The Vulnerable Is Much Larger Than They Thought.
30-Two New Films Address American Poverty
31-Austerity’s “War on the Poor”: U.K. Edition.
32-Letter from BO as a response to Chained CPI
33-This Week in Poverty: American Winter
34-This Is What Happens When You Rip a Hole in the Safety Net
36-Budget to Include Social Security Cuts
37-Documentary 'A Place At The Table' Is A Call To Action On Hunger
38-Going to Bed Hungry
39-Report: Ohio Is Illegally Throwing Poor People In Jail For Owing Money
40-The Circle of The Vulnerable Is Wider Than They Think
41-This Week in Poverty: Sequestration, Housing, Homelessness
42-America is Ignoring Homeless Families
43-Profiting From Human Misery
44-The U.S. ranks 2nd in child poverty
45-U.S. ranks near bottom of UNICEF report on child well-being
46-The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty -- and It's Creeping Upward
47-U.S. Poverty: By the Numbers