As if the end of summer weren't bad enough, we have the U.S. Census Bureau sending us off into the cool, dark days of autumn with a double dose of bad news.

After crunching their latest batch of numbers, the eggheads over at the Bureau told us last week the number of uninsured in American crept up to 50 million. The national poverty rate also jumped to a staggering15 percent.

(Hey, who says we're not a growth economy?)

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