More americans in poverty now. Why?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 6:31am

East Texans offer a number of reasons.

Nearly one in six people were in poverty last year.

The census bureau reports that about 46 point 2 million people were in poverty in 20-10--the highest level since 19-83.

At the time the unemployment rate averaged about 9 point 6 percent.

East Texans offer their theories as to why the disparity, to our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier.

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