, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Teenagers hung out on
street corners and on the steps of boarded-up buildings in
impoverished downtown Newburgh one blisteringly hot August day
With the economy still in the doldrums and government
summer work programs losing funding, there was little for them
to do in this town about 60 miles north of New York City.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren’t enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son.
Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is one of the many Americans who survive because of government handouts in what has rapidly become a food stamp nation.