Father’s Day.. 2013

poverty in America 1

Young (Native American) Wikuchela Waters sleeping in his parent’s bed in Allen, South Dakota.

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Allen, South Dakota has the distinction of being the poorest city in America with a per capita income of $1539.00 and is part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Over 90 percent of the population on Pine Ridge lives below the federal poverty line, while unemployment ranges from 85 to 90 percent. 

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Recent reports suggest that almost 50% of Americans are in poverty or at a “low income” level. The claim is based on a new supplemental measure by the Census Bureau that includes health care, transportation, and other essential living expenses in the poverty calculation.

The concept of “low income” is controversial. It has been defined as earnings between 100 and 199 percent of the poverty level, a claim which, if true, would place every American family making $50,000 or less at a near-poverty level.

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Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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