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September 14th, 2011
05:01 AM ET

Talk Back: What is our government's responsibility to those in need?

The number of impoverished Americans jumped to 15.1 percent in 2010 from 14.3 percent in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Poverty, defined as a couple with two kids and an annual family income of $22,314, is a hot-button political issue. While some believe the government has a responsibility to aid those in need, others say individuals should be the ones responsible.

Our Talk Back question of the day: What is our government's responsibility to those in need?

We want to know what you think. Your response could be read during the program.


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