The Poverty Rate rose for the fourth straight year under President George W. Buttmunch.
The nation’s poverty rate rose to 12.7 percent of the population last year, the fourth consecutive annual increase, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.
The percentage of people without health insurance did not change.
Overall, there were 37 million people living in poverty, up 1.1 million people from 2003.
And the rest of us ain’t gettin’ any richer.
The real median income in 2004 totaled $44,389, unchanged from 2003.