Muslim Press - According to a report published by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health on January 2015, forty percent of American children are living in poverty. U.S. government publishes the country’s poverty level annually, but it is said to be much lower than the real poverty level of the United States. Each family of four that earns less than $24,000 a year is considered poor by U.S Federal Government, while The National Center for Children in Poverty, located at Mailman, reveals the true level of poverty as twice that amount, or roughly $48,000 for the same family. Any family with 2 adults and 2 children that has a yearly income of less than $48,000 to cover just the “basic expenses” is in fact, despite what the U.S. government says, a family living in poor conditions. U.S. government makes a distinction between “poor” and “low income” in an effort to hide the true level of economic crisis that the country is facing and to avoid taxation reform policies directed at Wall Street and “the 1 percent.” According to The National Center for Children in Poverty, the realistic figures regarding the number of children under 18 who are suffering in poverty is over 30 million but “this serious crisis does not get the attention it deserves.”