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Greg Kaufmann: Why Are Politicians Ignoring Poverty?

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In a January poll, 88 percent of likely voters said a candidate’s position on poverty was important in deciding their vote. But you wouldn’t know it from the last presidential debate, when not a single question directly addressed Romney or Obama’s policy on poverty. Nation blogger Greg Kaufmann joins Nicole Sandler, as she fills in on the Thom Hartmann Program, to call on presidential candidates to finally stand up for the poorest citizens of the world’s richest country.

—Christie Thompson

Check out Greg Kaufmann's fifteen questions on poverty for tonight's debate. And be sure to RSVP here for live fact-checking and commentary with Nation writers. 

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