Poverty Rate Jumps (The Onion)

Poverty Rate Jumps

The U.S. Census Bureau found that during 2009 the number of Americans living in poverty increased from 39.8 million to 43.6 million. What do you think?

  • Rick McKenzie
    Account Executive
    “Yeah, that seems about right. Over the past year, I guess there have been a few hundred thousand more street people that I have to pretend not to notice on my walk to work.”

  • Annie Watson
    Nib Adjuster
    “I’m shocked. I thought poverty was something that happened to other countries that systematically obliterated their middle class, but not us.”

  • Michael Stapleton
    Reactor Operator
    “Quick, print another 4.8 million copies of Atlas Shrugged.”