NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: A woman walks by a man sleeping on the sidewalk on September 14, 2011 in New York City. New Census Bureau figures released today reveal that 3.08 million people in New ... more 
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: A woman walks by a man sleeping on the sidewalk on September 14, 2011 in New York City. New Census Bureau figures released today reveal that 3.08 million people in New York State were living in poverty in 2010, or 16 percent, up from 15.8 percent in 2009. Nationally the Census data shows that the numbers of the poor have risen to a record 46.2 million, amounting to nearly 1 in 6 Americans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) less 
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