The Census Bureau announced this week poverty rates are up for a third year in a row. This should lay to rest any claims that George W. Bush's tax cuts are beneficial to a broad sector of the public. Close to 13 million children are now living in poverty. The number of uninsured (as opposed to marginally insured) has risen to 45 million. The number of people receiving health insurance fell to the lowest level in a decade, the Washington Post reported. An additional 1.3 million Americans fell below the poverty line, the Post said. By contrast, the national poverty rate fell during the years Bill Clinton was in office (1993-2000).