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New Study Shows that Poverty is Steadily Increasing in America

The fiscal cliff is set to disturb the livelihoods of millions of Americans as a deficit of $800 billion dollars is expected to rock our economy; but what about those who are already struggling? Reports show that when you calculate medical expenses, as well as work-related expenses, almost 50 million Americans currently live in poverty.

The Census Bureau developed a supplementary measurement a year ago to better measure poverty in America. The new measurement includes taxpayer-provided benefits and living expenses. The data now shows that 16.1% of Americans live in poverty and that rural states like Mississippi, New Mexico and Louisiana are quite affected.

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