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Poverty Is Killing Us

Thom Hartman @ Truthout - According to a new study from the Brookings Institute, wealthy Americans are living considerably longer lives than Americans who are struggling with poverty.

The report points out that the by the age of 55, the average American man in the top 10 percent of the income bracket can expect to live another 35 years or so.

But, by the age of 55, the average man in the bottom 10 percent of the country's income bracket only has around 24 years left to live.  Read more.


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