Reprise

Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Census data:

* There were 35.8 million people living in poverty last year, or 12.5 percent of the population. That was 1.3 million more than in 2002.

* Children made up more than half the increase — about 800,000. The child poverty rate rose from 16.7 percent in 2002 to 17.6 percent.

* More people lacked health insurance as well — about 45 million last year, or 15.6 percent, compared with 43.5 million, or 15.2 percent the previous year.

* Median household income, when adjusted for inflation, remained basically flat last year at $43,318. Whites, blacks and Asians saw no noticeable change, but Hispanics' income fell slightly.

* Earnings for women age 15 and older working full-time and year-round slipped last year, the first annual decline since 1995, though earnings for comparable men remain unchanged.

Are you better off than you were four years ago? Maybe you are. Unless you're a child, a woman, a man, or a white, black, Asian or Hispanic person.

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