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September 14th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

Number of American's living in poverty breaks records

The percentage of American’s living in poverty rose in 2010 and is now at its highest level since 1993. With long-term unemployment being the main cause of the shrinking middle class, what should the government's role be in getting American's back on their feet?

Don Peck, author of "Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It", weighs in on American Morning.

Filed under: Poverty
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