The fact that one in every seven Americans live below the poverty line is inexcusable.
Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that those making more than $250,000 were "the people who were hit hardest by this recession":
If you look deeper at the data, the story of who has actually been "hit hardest" is clear:
- More than one in four black and Hispanic people live below the poverty line
- Hispanics saw the biggest jump in poverty (2.1%)
- The biggest drop in real income was among black people and on-citizens (4.4% and 4.5% drop, respectively)
Read the whole piece at Huffington Post