U.S. poverty rate rises

The Census Bureau reports that the nation’s poverty rate rose to 12.7 percent of the population last year; there were 37 million people living in poverty, up 1.1 million people from 2003.

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reported last year that women are 40 percent more likely to be poor than men in 2003. (If they come out with another study for the 2004 Census findings, we’ll let you know.) Ninety percent of adult welfare recipients are women.
Yeah, I know. I’m a downer.

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