“I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”

Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), American Political leader


In 2015:

  • 43.1 million people (13.5%) were in poverty.
  • 24.4 million (12.4%) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty.
  • 14.5 million (19.7%) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
  • 4.2 million (8.8%) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.

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