Why Poverty Isn't A Big Topic On The Campaign Trail
One issue that's been notably absent from this campaign cycle is poverty, which affects 7 million more people today than it did 10 years ago.By Sebastian Martinez | October 14, 2015
In the first Democratic debate, the issue of American poverty wasn't a big topic. It was mentioned twice. (Video via CNN)
Bernie Sanders broached the subject, saying: "We should not be the country that has the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country. ... We have 27 million people living in poverty."
It's actually more like 46 million, according to census data, but the point is poverty wasn't exactly central. Same goes for the main Republican debates.