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2005 census data shows that one in eight Americans lives in poverty. For children under 6 years old, that number rises to one in five.

I’m inclined to agree with Steve Earle who said, “There’s more than enough here to take care of everybody. Any reason someone offers you for why people can’t get a job or can’t get enough to eat or can’t get medical attention is bullshit. There’s no other explanation than greed.”

Anyone else care to take a stab at explaining how or why the richest, most powerful nation on Earth accepts and justifies such high poverty levels?

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