Those of us who work daily alongside and among low-income Americans hate to hear news like this. It is crucial that we respond as a nation to this sort of pain and suffering. Forty-six million of our neighbors live in poverty. But, notice how even a report on the growth of poverty ends up reporting on the U. S. stock market. The folks with whom we deal daily live no where near the market. Mainstream media typically ignores the poor and the real difficulties created by the growth of domestic poverty.