Economy | What census figures on poverty say-and don't say
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/18/04, 12:00 am
Census Bureau reports usually don't get much publicity, but one released at the end of August did. During this hotly contested presidential race, the bureau's report that 1.3 million Americans joined the ranks of the poor between 2002 and 2003 gave Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards an opportunity: "George Bush and Dick Cheney like to say they should be returned to office to continue the good they're doing for the country. Well, I don't know how much more of this good the country can take."