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US poverty on track to post record gain in 2009

US poverty on track to post record gain in 2009 --Anticipated poverty rate increase is from 13.2 percent to about 15 percent 11 Sep 2010 The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama's watch [thanks to Bush/the GOP], with the ranks of working-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty. Census figures for 2009 -- the recession-ravaged first year of the Democrat's presidency -- are to be released in the coming week, and demographers expect grim findings.