Depends on the measure
The poorest counties in the U.S. are in Appalachia and "happen to be more than 90 percent white."
The poverty rate, however, has decreased
"There are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty today -- the largest number in 54 years."
Wage's buying power lower than 1968
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
"In 1968, a full-time worker earning minimum wage, could actually support a family of three above the poverty line. Today, that same worker would earn less than the poverty line for a family of two."
Assumes worst-case estimate has already occurred
Says 70,000 children "have lost their Head Start slots" because of the sequester.
Tough times for many
"The poverty rate amongst women is the worst it’s been in 17 years and the extreme poverty rate is the worst it’s ever been."
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