Re:One more attempt
According to the US Census Bureau in 2004 , 35.9 million people live below the poverty line in America, including 12.9 million children :
That figure has rocketed over the last five years.
Also in 2003, according to the Survey of Consumer Finances:
- The top 1 percent of wealth holders in the United States (with lifetime accumulated wealth of $13.8 million per household or more) held nearly 26 percent of the wealth among married households ages 60 to 69.
- The top 5 percent of wealth holders (with accumulated wealth of $4.02 million or more per household) had almost 51 percent.
- The top 10 percent had about 63 percent of the wealth.
- By contrast, the bottom half of the income distribution had only 6 percent of the wealth.
Put your own house in order first.