this is dumb

this is dumb

i’m still proofreading my mom’s manual, and here’s an interesting piece of info i came across.
the national poverty income is set by multiplying the cost of food for a family by 3. this was set in 1965. doesn’t that seem a little off?
well, yes, since housing has increased 34% and food only 9%!!!
that is dumb. national poverty income lines should be set by 3 times housing costs. that’s what HUD declares is necessary for housing: 1/3 of your total income.

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