We don’t believe in the line and so we cross the line. Welfare for food, housing, tuition, utilities, cell phones – where do they take us in relation to the line? No one knows. We don’t add up the welfare benefits that go to the poor so we don’t know where people end up. Some stay below the line, some cross the line, some cross it so far they are way out of line.
For more information on the Poverty Line see the new page added to the web site. We have also added pages on the Definition of Poverty, U.S. Poverty Statistics, and the Poverty Gap.