Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What I don't miss about America

22% of children live in families that subsist on less than $22,000 per year for a family of 4.  9% of American children starve on less than $11,000 per year for a family of 4.

Fighting for the Other 22%

To be fair, I looked up Australia, and its poverty rate is 15%. But the poverty line here is $26,000 a year. More importantly, the number is going down, not up.

Of course, Norway came in with 3%. I asked Sara if we could move there, but she made a face and said they speak funny. This from the woman who says "bat-trees!"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Besides it gets cold in Norway, and you've lived in the desert too long ! Marge

MCPlanck said...

It's true. Even the pathetic winters here make me shiver!