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America's Greatest Shame: Child Poverty Rises and Food Stamps Cut While Billionaires Boom

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 8, 2013 - 3:29am

By Les Leopold,

There are 16.4 million American children living in poverty. That's nearly one quarter (22.6 percent) of all of our children. More alarming is that the percentage of poor children has climbed by 4.5 percent since the start of the Great Recession in 2007. And poor means poor. For a family of three with one child under 18, the poverty line is $18,400.

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