A new report by the Census Bureau reveals that 14.3% of Americans live in poverty, or 43.6 million people. For individuals age 18-65, the poverty rate is the highest its been since the 1960s, when the federal government launched a number of “War on Poverty” programs. Experts claim that government safety net programs, such as Food & Nutrition Services, have helped keep households above the poverty line. Read the full Associated Press article.
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