How Poor Americans Survive in America. Despite President Trump’s economic revival claims of homelessness, hunger and shame: poverty is widespread in the world’s richest country. In the United States, more than 40 million people live below the poverty line, twice as many as 50 years ago. It can happen very fast.
Many people fall through the social safety net in the United States. It has become almost normal for people to go shopping with food stamps in the structurally weak mining area of the Appalachians. And often people who lose their homes have no choice but to live in a car. News report on How Poor Americans Survive in America.