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  • n  a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    their indigence appalled him

  • It is largely in determining what constitutes medical indigence that many state plans have become hopelessly enmeshed in red tape.
  • James Madison advocated laws that "would reduce extreme wealth towards a state of mediocrity and raise extreme indigence toward a state of comfort"a reasonable description of .
  • States wishing to participate were to establish phased programs, with each state defining its own standards of indigence.
News & Articles

  • MSNBC Hosts: The Word ‘War’ in ‘War on Poverty’ Has Lost ‘Positive Moral Force’
    The host of The Cycle on Wednesday expressed deep concern with the rising level of poverty and the inequality of incomes which they said perpetuates that indigence. Circling back to the 1960s when Lyndon Johnson initiated the War on Poverty, host Ari Melber observed that this is a dated term and that few politicians would or should be comfortable using the term “war” in a positive fashion.
    Jan. 8, 2014 - Mediaite
Quotes

  • Manuel Zelaya in Bloomberg
    If the system that governed Honduras for 40 years had resolved the poverty, the indigence, the exclusion of more than 4 million Hondurans, we wouldn't be looking to the south, toward socialism,Zelaya said on Aug. 25 in Tegucigalpa as he...
  • Jose Maria Morelos in San Diego Union Tribune
    He polished up a new campaign slogan, borrowed from Independence hero Jose Maria Morelos, saying he wants to "moderate both indigence and opulence" in Mexico, reflecting a more centrist image and his concern about the unequal distribution of wealth.

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