Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Key Discussion Points:
We discuss the new 2010 Census statistics, which shows 1 in 6 people in the United States lives in poverty.
161,000 Mainers live in poverty, according to the current definition. That’s 12.5%, up from 11.9% in 2009.
We speak with Congressman Michaud on the impact of free trade on jobs, a perspective that rebuts President Obama’s speech on jobs last Thursday.
Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Representative Mike Michaud from Maine, US Congress
B ) Christopher St. John, Maine Center for Economic Policy