If the economy is getting better…(Part 4)

by Steve MacDonald

…then why is the percentage of Americans living in “extreme poverty” at an all-time high?

Extreme Poverty at an all time high in the obama economy

Extreme Poverty at an all time high in the obama economy

Nothing says economic recovery like rising poverty.  Not just poverty but extreme poverty.  What, you hadn’t heard about that?

Then maybe you hadn’t heard this either.  Joblessness begets dependence, begets poverty, begets slaves to the will of the government.  Big brother doesn’t have to spy on you, he’s controlling your income.  If that isn’t a clear enough map how about this one.

Unions and big banks (run by Democrat donors) get bailed out, while Democrats stifle job growth, creating a dependent underclass and the conditions for class warfare; they then agitate a movement (#ows) against the banks (not the unions) in hopes of starting riots (with the help of the well fed unions), while the propaganda left-wing media ignores the crumbling economy, ignores the bailed out unions, bashes the banks, and lionizes the victims that they are complicit in having created.

It’s the lefts new ‘Genesis.’ And the Big banks are not all that worried, they have Democrat friends in high places.

Extreme poverty at an all time high.  No stories about homelessness in the national media.  No pictures of children starving in the street or curled up on cold concrete.  No daily broadsides from the daily broadsheets.  That’s because the Democrats did this.   And Democrats don’t have the slightest clue how to fix it, they only know how to make it worse. (Welcome to the Obama Plantation.)

H/T The Economic Collapse Blog



From 19 things about the poor that will astound you.

#1 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of “very poor” rose in 300 out of the 360 largest metropolitan areas during 2010.

#2 Last year, 2.6 million more Americans descended into poverty.  That was the largest increase that we have seen since the U.S. government began keeping statistics on this back in 1959.

#3 It isn’t just the ranks of the “very poor” that are rising.  The number of those just considered to be “poor” is rapidly increasing as well.  Back in the year 2000, 11.3% of all Americans were living in poverty.  Today, 15.1% of all Americans are living in poverty.

#4 The poverty rate for children living in the United States increased to 22% in 2010.

#5 There are 314 counties in the United States where at least 30% of the children are facing food insecurity.

#6 In Washington D.C., the “child food insecurity rate” is 32.3%.

#7 More than 20 million U.S. children rely on school meal programs to keep from going hungry.

#8 One out of every six elderly Americans now lives below the federal poverty line.

#9 Today, there are over 45 million Americans on food stamps.

#10 According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 15 percent of all Americans are now on food stamps.

#11 In 2010, 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States were on food stamps.

#12 The number of Americans on food stamps has increased 74% since 2007.

#13 We are told that the economy is recovering, but the number of Americans on food stamps has grown by another 8 percent over the past year.

#14 Right now, one out of every four American children is on food stamps.

#15 It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18.

#16 More than 50 million Americans are now on Medicaid.  Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid.  Today, approximately one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid.

#17 One out of every six Americans is now enrolled in at least one government anti-poverty program.

#18 The number of Americans that are going to food pantries and soup kitchens has increased by 46% since 2006.

#19 It is estimated that up to half a million children may currently be homeless in the United States.

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