n million Americans, or of the population of the United States, lived at or below the poverty level. That's up from in according to the Census Bureau, but more importantly, it is the highest poverty level recorded in the last 51 years.
This map is very interesting to me because the states that have the most residents on food stamps, are some states i would not have thought of. Oregon for example has 20 or more percent of its population recieving food stamps.
Some GOP members tried to justify cutting funding for the food stamps program by quoting the bible. Apparently Jesus' command to feed the poor does not apply to self-proclaimed conservative Christians.
Child Poverty Infographic by Holly Booth, via Behance ~ Child poverty is not a phenomenon limited to far-away countries and unknown people. Poverty exists at home, often right beside us, where we may least expect it.