Wince of the Week, November 12-16, 2012- Our EHRP Team winced when we read this, from Tami Luhby at CNN Money, about the new Supplemental Census data:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — There were nearly 50 million Americans living in poverty in 2011, under an alternative measure released by the Census Bureau Wednesday.
That’s 16.1% of the nation, higher than the official poverty rate of 15%. The official rate, released in September, showed 46.6 million people living in poverty.
Many of the programs shown to keep people out of poverty are now at risk for funding cuts during the upcoming budget debates in Congress.