abbyjean:

Deep poverty — that is, the share of the population with incomes below half the poverty line — rose by a statistically significant amount in 40 states (including the District of Columbia) from 2007 to 2010 and fell in none, Census Bureau data released today show. (via Deep Poverty on the Rise)
income below half of the poverty line is Really Fucking Poor.

^^ Yes, income below half of the poverty line is a lot less than my income. 

abbyjean:

Deep poverty — that is, the share of the population with incomes below half the poverty line — rose by a statistically significant amount in 40 states (including the District of Columbia) from 2007 to 2010 and fell in none, Census Bureau data released today show. (via Deep Poverty on the Rise)

income below half of the poverty line is Really Fucking Poor.

^^ Yes, income below half of the poverty line is a lot less than my income.