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Poor Americans

This Is What It's Like To Work Full Time And Still Be Poor

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

When working hard simply is not enough. When you are told time and time again that you do not have the right qualifications for a job. When you are li...

More Than 1 In 10 Americans Who Work Full Time Are Still Poor

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A good job may be hard to find in this tepid recovery, but low-wage work still abounds. Whether it's washing dishes, serving Big Macs or folding sweat...

Nation's Poorest Losing Help When They Need It Most

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

BALTIMORE -- Antonio Hammond is the $18,000 man. He's a success story for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, one of a multitude of organizations trying...

Who Will Speak to the Working Poor, the Unsung Swing Vote?

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Politicians ignore low income working families at their political peril.

The Ranks of America's Poor

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

It's very easy to look at the numbers and think only in abstract terms. But I prefer to think in concrete terms -- what do those figures mean when considering what someone needs to live?

Tell Us About The Moment You Knew You Were Broke

Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted vide...

House GOP Cuts Are Theologically Immoral

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Theologically, these proposed cuts are a sin. They would harm the most vulnerable among us and endanger the planet. There is no getting around it: the House GOP budget is an immoral document.

The State Of The Union: A Christian Response To President Obama

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

The president needs to take a more public role in addressing the issue of poverty. We need his voice now more than ever.

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...