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Not everyone benefits from rising incomes

Thanks for your report on the new U.S. Census Bureau data showing that Maryland is making positive strides toward reducing poverty and increasing median household income by 2.4 percent ("Median household income in Maryland grew last year," Sept. 15).

However, for too many people the good news just doesn't resonate. More than 43 million Americans live below the poverty line, and over 7 million are taxed into poverty, including the nearly 23 percent of Baltimore residents living in poverty.

Across the U.S. there is also a striking gap in family wealth, with one in...

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