numbers are in. In the wake of the worst recession since the Great
Depression of the early 20th Century, we now have more poor people than
we’ve had since we started keeping track of poor folk—46.2 million.
That’s over 15% of Americans now defined as poor, up from about 14% the
previous year. In case you need to understand how our country defines
poverty, if your family of four makes less than $22,314 a year, you are