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Stimulus Keeping 6 Million Americans Out Of Poverty

The stimulus plan Congress enacted earlier this year has had an important secondary effect of significantly ameliorating the recession’s impact on poverty. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities examines 7 of the recovery act’s provisions - 2 improvements in unemployment insurance, 3 tax credits for working families, an increase in food stamps, and a one-time payment for retirees, veterans, and people with disabilities - and finds that they alone are preventing more than 6 million Americans from falling below the poverty line. Read more» 09/22/2009