Two unrelated (yet related) news items from the past couple of days:
* New Census Bureau report shows that 36.5 million Americans were living in poverty in 2006 — 5 million more than six years before. Poverty line for a family of 5 is $24,130.
* White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who has a wife and 3 kids, resigns his position because he says his family can't afford to live on his salary of $168,000/year. Tony Snow currently earns 7 times the poverty level for a family of 5...and still supposedly can't get by.
Draw your own conclusions.