Nearly 1 in 7 Americans is Impoverished

Barbie Izquierdo is a single mom.  She has lived her whole life at or near the poverty level, and her children – ages 4 and 6 – have suffered.

“It was hard trying to put them to bed or force them to go to bed without eating as much as they wanted to just because I was trying to save up for the next day, and many times it meant going to bed with nothing to eat myself, just so they could have something to eat.”

The U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday released a comprehensive report on poverty and …

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