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The Importance Of Ultrapoors In America

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What is ultrapoor? It is defined as a group of people who eat below 80% of their energy requirements despite spending at least 80% of their energy requirements despite spending at least 80% of income on food” (MacMillan, 2015). It is surviving on $2 a day. The number of people in America that are ultrapoor is increasing. To think Americans that are surviving on very little means is just preposterous. Even through the United States has suffered tremendously over the years but we slowly coming to become the powerhouse it once was. America is not like a third world country like Bangladesh or Ethiopia. The US government has programs in place for family with needs such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Foods and Nutrition (Food
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