Poverty began hitting America’s middle class, in the last years of the Bush administration.
There is a federal mandate that, when 20% of the students are receiving free lunches, the school must also offer breakfast.
Then, there is the doubling of the number of people on food stamps, over the past 4 years.
By Allison Linn, Staff Writer, NBC News
Friday, Mar 22, 2013
David Friedman / NBC News Tara Simons, left, and her daughter Alexis talk in their kitchen in West Hartford, Conn
… Her fall from a more financially secure suburban life to one among the working poor also happened for the same reason it’s happened to so many others. She had a bout of unemployment and couldn’t find a new job that paid very well.
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