Poverty: The good news? There isn’t any.

The numbers out of the U.S. Census yesterday about the increases in poverty offered nothing but bad news. The New York Times today published a very good, if painful to read, overview of the new data in its front-page article, Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on ‘Lost Decade”. The Sacramento Bee also weighed in with the equally discouraging report that California’s poverty rate highest in more than a decade.