15% My Ass!
The government needs to recheck their data, because far more than 15 percent of America is living below poverty level. And, the figures of $23,492 and $11,720 for poverty level is crap. Poverty level is when a single man can afford housing, utilities, food, clothing, and necessary transportation. I do not know what Politician is trying to become popular by generation of this bogus article, nut the subject story here tells us nothing but lies.
In California the figure the subject story provides as poverty level for a family of four ($23,492) is the poverty level for a single person. The median income the story provides of $51,017 is poverty level for a family of four. Use of those figures as I suggest demonstrates close to 50 percent of America living in poverty and a far more truthful report on the topic.
The information used to generate the subject story is a blatant fabrication of data. It serves to do nothing but mislead the people of America rather than demonstrate the truth that many in America are struggling paycheck to paycheck and many families are finding staying together to share expenses a better option than the young adults moving out on their own. Regardless, In California a person living on $11,720 is not at poverty level, he is homeless.