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Obama Jobs Plan Prevents 2012 Recession in Survey of Economists

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Timothy R. Homan – Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM ET   President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan would help avoid a return to recession by maintaining growth and pushing down … Continue reading

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Discouraging News on Child Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   Thirteen-year-old Brittanie Potter and her 12-year-old sister Sydney held a bake sale and garage sale at their Marion, Ohio home this summer with a simple goal in mind: … Continue reading

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Coalition on Human Needs Declares the Recession is Not Over for a Record-Breaking 46.2 Million Poor Americans

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   In the aftermath of the Census poverty data release, check out CHN’s Poverty Day 2011 page (http://www.chn.org/issues/statistics/povertyday2011.html) for analyses from many organizations and other resources.   More than 100 Million are Poor … Continue reading

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For Record Number of Americans, Recession Is Far From Over

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   National poverty rate hit 15.1% last year, the highest level since 1993   As the recession took its toll last year, more Americans fell into poverty, saw their incomes decline and … Continue reading

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Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on ‘Lost Decade’

By SABRINA TAVERNISE Published: September 13, 2011   WASHINGTON — Another 2.6 million people slipped into poverty in the United States last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, and the number of Americans living below the official poverty line, 46.2 … Continue reading

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Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

By Senator Bernie Sanders Posted: 9/13/11 03:39 PM ET   The crisis of poverty in America is one of the great moral and economic issues facing our country. It is very rarely talked about in the mainstream media. It gets … Continue reading

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Poverty. Just Say It.

Sunday 21 August 2011 by: Kathy Mulady, Equal Voice Newspaper | News Analysis   Washington – It’s taken a plunging stock market, the deficit debate, foreclosure signs on neighborhood houses and the threat of a double-dip recession to force Americans … Continue reading

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Fighting Poverty in the 112th Congress

From Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Common Good Forum (http://catholicsinalliance.org/thecommongoodforum.php):   By Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright, Half in Ten Program, Center for American Progress February 9, 2011   During the last two years, advocates fighting poverty have … Continue reading

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Record 1 in 7 Americans on Food Stamps

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Pamela M. Prah – Stateline.org February 8, 2011   Dorene is a certified teacher in Idaho, but the only job she can find is as a teaching assistant, which pays under … Continue reading

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More Working Families Getting Government Food Aid

Shared by Faith and Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Mark Niesse – Associated Press October 22, 2010   Lillie Gonzales does whatever it takes to provide for three ravenous sons who live under her roof. She grows her own vegetables … Continue reading

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