1in 3 Americans either poor or near poor

According to a NY Times over 50 million people are just above the poverty line.

We are talking 50 million in poverty and 50 million just above that line, and if the math is right, that is 100 million people in or dangerously near poverty.

1 in 3 people in the "land of plenty" are not in a land of plenty.

To put this into a different lens, the richest 400 Americans have the collective wealth of the bottom 50% of Americans.