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Two recent reports highlight two perspectives on poverty

Two recent reports highlight two perspectives on poverty and the consequences of action — or inaction — on the nation’s poor and low-income families. Post-Welfare Reform Trends Plus Deeper Spending Cuts Could Equal Disaster for the Nation's Poor(The Center for American Progress) suggests current budget cuts under sequestration, set to go into effect March 1, could further hamper antipoverty efforts. America's Opportunity for All (The Heritage Foundation) strategizes on upward mobility for those living in poverty, strengthening the middle class, reducing health care costs and increasing retirement security for all. (Via Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity) 02/25/2013