Even though Colorado is one of the "Happy States" this statistic reported today is depressing as it gets.
Colorado has the second fastest growing rate of child poverty in the nation, according a Kids Count Colorado, an annual report from Colorado Children's Campaign.
Not only that just up the road in Pueblo -
Pueblo and Denver counties had the highest
rate of child poverty. Pueblo's average rate for 2011 was 27.3 percent
and Denver's was 26.2 percent. Douglas County continues to have the
lowest child poverty rate, averaging 5.2 percent.
I spend a fair amount of time in Pueblo and yes there are quite a few less fortunate who live there for sure. This hurts and as a country we can do better but it we do better for the 1% than we do for "we the people".