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Homeless US families find little to cheer at Christmas

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    Nonda JF-Expert Member

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    Hii ni propaganda au ndio hali halisi huko US?
    With the gap between rich and poor widening in the US, the world's richest nation is now struggling to employ, house, and feed its poorest, as the BBC finds in two American cities.

    Across the frozen plains of Colorado it is bitingly cold at this time of year. The temperature is often below zero on most days.
    In the state's capital, Denver, America's new homeless venture out into the bitter evening air, victims of an economic downturn that started during the last presidential election year in 2008 and will continue into the 2012 election cycle.

    Angelo McWilliams is one of those joining the new ranks of the homeless in Denver. A single father of three children, he has just joined the record numbers of Americans who face a bleak Christmas as the impact of the economic downturn filters through to the country's poorest citizens.

    Mr McWilliams checks into the Aristocrat Motel, a boxy two-story building with a rather optimistic name run by the charity Volunteers of America. The US may be the richest country in the world, but the American dream seems a distant memory for him and his children.

    BBC News - Homeless US families find little to cheer at Christmas
     
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    Half of America In Poverty? The Facts Say It's True

    Recent reports suggest that almost 50% of Americans are in poverty or at a "low income" level. The claim is based on a new supplemental measure by the Census Bureau that includes health care, transportation, and other essential living expenses in the poverty calculation.

    Zaidi hapa Half of America In Poverty? The Facts Say It's True | Common Dreams
     
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