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Forum Post: New York Times: Census Finds Rise in the Category of ‘Near Poor’

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 2:32 p.m. EST by fmiller (7)
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“There are more people struggling than the official numbers show.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/us/census-measures-those-not-quite-in-poverty-but-struggling.html

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[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 8 years ago

In a sign of just how far the economic distress had spread, one volunteer saw his former boss come to the pantry, Mr. Paulson said.

The Cleveland Food Bank, which serves six counties, doubled its distribution between 2005 and 2010. “There’s this sense of surprise,” said Anne Goodman, the director, “this feeling that this has got to be a mistake. It has got to be a bad dream.”

Calls to the United Way social services hot line from suburban areas in northeast Ohio more than doubled from 2005 to 2010, outstripping the increase in cities. “We are seeing a rise in need in places we never expected it,” said Stephen Wertheim, director of the hotline, First Call for Help.

[-] 1 points by ciavlad (85) 8 years ago

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[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 8 years ago

Hi fmiller, Thank you for link. It is time for OWS. Best Regards, Nevada

[-] 1 points by OccupyLink (529) 8 years ago

It is disgusting. Truly. And getting near Christmas. This is the effect of the crimes of the avaricous Wall Street gang who are laughing at us. They have not feeling any of the pain that the 99% are going through. Horrible!