According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010
- Close to 50 million people live in poverty
- A family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 children) living at the poverty line have only $15.80 a day to live off of.
- The average cost of rent outside of the major U.S. cities is roughly $10 a day
- This leaves $5.80 to pay for groceries, clothing, utilities, and transportation (not to mention unexpected bills).
a plain pair of socks from walmart costs $3.33