How America’s Losing The War On Poverty

How America’s Losing The War On Poverty

by NPR Staff

 

 

August 4, 2012

While President Obama and Gov. Romney battle for the hearts and minds of the middle class this election season, there’s a huge swath of Americans that are largely ignored. It’s the poor, and their ranks are growing.

According to a recent survey by The Associated Press, the number of Americans living at or below the poverty line will reach its highest point since President Johnson made his famous declaration of war on poverty in 1964.

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