“The official poverty rate, this would be about $17 per day per person, drops dramatically after welfare reform,”
The Truth About How Many Americans Are Living on Less Than $2 a Day
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You can’t say people are out of poverty just because they meet the official standard. The official standard is set at the convenience of welfare reformers, so it’s not based on what amount improves lives. Setting the official poverty line low does not get people out of poverty, it just takes them off the statistics. People cannot live on $510/mo.