1 in 8 living in poverty

1 in 8 living in poverty

There are 2 comments on the Marietta Times story from Jan 31, 2008, titled 1 in 8 living in poverty. In it, Marietta Times reports that:

“All this is guessing now and there is no way of disputing what the numbers are saying.”

Even a job won't assure escape from the abyss By Connie Cartmell, [email protected] Southeastern Ohio's picture of poverty In Ohio, 11.7 percent of the total population was living in poverty in 2004, ... via Marietta Times

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Jane Clair

United States

#1 Jan 31, 2008
11.7 percent is what is accounted for, but I'm guessing that many more people are living in poverty in this area. There are few jobs that will support a family, there is no funding or very little that will aid those who need help. This is a very sad and scary situation. Although, this trend is happening in many counties/cities throughout the US as well - ie. foreclosures, downward spiral of stocks etc.
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United States

#2 Mar 1, 2008
Jane Clair wrote:
11.7 percent is what is accounted for, but I'm guessing that many more people are living in poverty in this area. There are few jobs that will support a family, there is no funding or very little that will aid those who need help. This is a very sad and scary situation. Although, this trend is happening in many counties/cities throughout the US as well - ie. foreclosures, downward spiral of stocks etc.
YEAH I AM ONE. INCOME WENT FROM 40,000 A YEAR TO 16,000 FAMILY OF 3. THANKS TO NAFTA I HAVE LOST 4 JOBS IN 10 YEARS. CHECK THIS MOTOR MOUTH OUT ON THIS LINK. I DO NOT COUNT ON THINGS TO GET BETTER IF THIS ONE GETS IN OFFICE

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