The new figures on poverty in America in 2009, the greatest percentages since the 1960s, is a shocking reality that must be addressed! 🙁
One third of African American and Hispanic children live in poverty, while one sixth of white children and one seventh of Asian children face the deprivations of poverty!
This is totally unacceptable in a nation that likes to claim it is a prosperous and humane society, which offers opportunities for advancement as no other nation does!
In the midst of the Great Recession, it is not time to talk about giving more tax cuts to the wealthy, and ignore what we are doing to our nation’s children, who are the future of America! 🙁
A new “war on poverty”, as was conducted under Lyndon Johnson, must occur, or we are losing our future as a great nation!