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It may have technical reasons why the poverty number for old people is more up to date than the general number. And its being more up to date was the reason I cited it.

The FAZ article as a whole is of course very selective, e.g speaking of the high share the rich pay of the income tax, despite indirect taxes in the meantime make a higher share. Or speaking of people with incomes around 50000 Euro brutto a year, while this is as well the number, where one can choose a privat health insurance, which is much cheaper for a single (not so for a family, as one has to pay for each family member separatly).
But I think the point that 2005 may not show the whole picture may well be valid and therefore your picture could be slightly to negativ.

However, as I recently complained there would be too few focus on the very poor, I can hardly complain that you focus the view on exactly those poor - as you have done before, but I think with relatively few comments=acknowledgement(?)

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Volker Pispers

by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Mon May 19th, 2008 at 07:21:26 PM EST
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