(HUFFINGTON POST) -- A new report from "Capital Kids" reveals that the childhood poverty rate is worse in Washington, D.C., than in Mexico. We anticipate that the official poverty numbers being released this Wednesday will confirm that across the nation, children are paying the price for our political indifference to poverty in America. Demographers tell us that child poverty will almost certainly increase from its 22% level in 2010. As if 22% isn't already tragic enough.
This nasty debate, Medicare (Obama) vs. Vouchercare (Romney), is really a referendum on the nation's senior population. The stakes for poor senior citizens couldn't be higher.
I'm not at all naïve about the politics being played here, but I have never quite understood how a nation of advanced citizenship can so easily render invisible the weak and the vulnerable? In other words, "we got your back," unless you're too young to vote or too old to matter.
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