Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race

Roland S. Martin writes for CNN that poverty is being ignored in the GOP primaries.

The deplorable economic conditions that led to today’s poverty numbers began in 2007….What stands out is that of the 10 poorest states in the country, most are the reddest in the nation — solidly GOP states.

Voters in these traditional red states should be demanding that the GOP candidates banking on their votes say and do more than they are doing. Scarcely mentioning the poor or poverty is insufficient.

If I were a poor person in a red state, my primary issue would be which candidate, including Obama, speaks to my needs. If a candidate spends more time defending tax cuts for the wealthy and saying nothing about the poor, including the growing number of children on the poverty rolls, that candidate would be hard pressed to get my vote.

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