POLITICS
09/19/2010 02:26 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Politicians Ignoring Poor Americans: 'They Certainly Aren't Going To Be Making Campaign Contributions'

The reluctance of political leaders on both sides of the aisle to directly confront the fact that growing numbers of Americans are slipping into poverty reflects a stubborn reality about the poor: They are not much of a political constituency.

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