Skip to comments.15 Shocking Facts About Poverty In America
Posted on 09/13/2010 7:37:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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* 45 million Americans were living in poverty in 2009
* 2009 saw the largest single year increase in the U.S. poverty rate since the U.S. government began calculating poverty figures back in 1959
* The U.S. poverty rate is now the third worst among the developed nations tracked by the OECD
* Household participation in the food stamp program has increased 20.28% since last year
* The number of Americans on food stamps surpassed 41 million for the first time ever in June
* As of June, the number of Americans on food stamps had set a new all-time record for 19 consecutive months
* One out of every six Americans is now being served by at least one government anti-poverty program
* More than 50 million Americans are now on Medicaid, the U.S. government health care program designed principally to help the poor (That's 1 out of 6 Americans)
* One out of every seven mortgages in the United States was either delinquent or in foreclosure during the first quarter of 2010
* Nearly 10 million Americans now receive unemployment insurance, which is almost four times as many as in 2007
* The number of Americans receiving long-term unemployment benefits has risen over 60 percent in just the past year
* 28% of all U.S. households have at least one member that is looking for a full-time job
* Nationwide bankruptcy filings rose 20 percent in the 12 month period ending June 30th
* More than 25 percent of all Americans now have a credit score below 599
* One out of every five children in the United States is now living in poverty
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. . . . and democrats took fiscal control of these policies in January of 2007.
But didn’t this administration create 3,000,000 jobs? And arent we in recovery? Pesky facts like these are making Dems look like liars ( oopsie).
And yet on virtually every rent-controlled apartment building and many houses in low income neighborhoods you’ll find satellite dishes galore.
If you are truly struggling to find food to eat and pay rent, how can you afford satellite or cable TV?
Oh, and I’ve seen quite a few people living in low income neighborhoods driving nicer cars than I do.
What better way to get control over the population of the U S of A?
They be doin’ an excellent job.
16. America has the fattest poor people in the world.
Great post. Thanks for the compilation.
IS it because folks are porr, or the FedGov keeps rasing the bar for how much dough you can have and still collect from Uncle SUgar?
Here in Ak, a family of 4 can pull down $48K /yr and still collect a ton of “benefits”.
“Amo el Statesm unido donde incluso está gordo el prople pobre!” Oy!
The more government grows to conquer poverty, the worse poverty gets. Big government is the problem.
Could it be because Obama and his regime redefined the term POVERTY in March, 2010? Google 'obama redefines poverty' and check it out.
This is simply another created crisis to take money from the rich and give it to the 'poor'.
Wow. Key explanation: Under the Obama system, poverty can be reduced only if the incomes of the poor are rising faster than the incomes of everyone else.
Ya gots to have an Iphone and da NFL package!
The rats have expandaded the definition of poverty as other posters have noted. The rats are handing out welfare like candy especially during this election cycle. The rat vision is a majority of voters receiving government benefits who will vote themselves the property of a small minority. This vision will doom the country to economic malaise and possibly collapse.
Depends on your definitons of poverty.
Air conditioning? Check
Big screen TV? Check
High speed internet access? Check
Cell phone? Check
There is a growing poverty in America: a poverty of integrity, self-sufficiency and hard-work. Thanks LIBs/Moonbats/DIMs and other assorted assclowns.
Many have probably lost their ambition to do anything, and living the soft on the dole life is just more comfortable for them.
what we call poverty would be upper class in many countries...
***America has the fattest poor people in the world.***
There was a time back in the 1800s when being fat meant being rich! Clothes for men were designed to show off a big belly meaning you were rich. Look at any photos of the robber barrons of that time.
Artist Fredrick Remington sticks in my mind with his big belly promenently displayed in his photo.
Thin meant you were poor.
Years ago I saw some old advertisements for patent medicines from the 1800s. One showed a thin poor sick family, next panel showed them all taking a spoonful of Dr So and So’s patent medicine, lst panel shows a fat well dressed happy rich family, all because they took the patent medicine..
I've seen that too. Drive through "welfare" neighborhoods and see ratty houses and nice cars. I'm going to guess that part of it is that many of the "poor" are working off the books as well as collecting welfare.
Here in the USA we have the worlds fattest poor people. You are more likely to be obese if you are poor than any other economic group. Obesity is the #1 nutrition related problem of the “poor” in America.
Being “poor” in America also means you only have two TV’s, only one or two working vehicles, and you might only have last years I-phone (gasp! The horror!).
Meanwhile, read what the muzzie is doing with American tax payer dollars;
Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.
$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces
$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces
Afghanistan: $1.52 billion, $86 million above the request
West Bank and Gaza: $665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza
Jordan: $250 million, $250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance
Egypt: $360 million, $310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance, $50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance
Pakistan: $1.9 billion, $591 million above the request
Iraq: $968 million, $336 million above the request
Oversight: $20 million, $13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Lebanon: $74 million
International Food Assistance: $500 million, $200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis
Refugee Assistance: $343 million, $50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)
Disaster Assistance: $200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia
Peacekeeping: $837 million for United Nations peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic
Department of Justice: $17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
The mainstream media remains silent on this but the International News has now picked up the story — and then there is Obamas $108 billion IMF bailout scheme http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/13/obamas-100-billion-imf-bailout-scheme/
in addition to the Supplemental
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
According to the Associated Press, the Obama administration will give away nearly $6 million of American tax dollars to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including Islamic mosques and minarets, in 55 nations. See the State Department document here.
RE: using their iphone to see what they could buy with their WIC (foodstamps) card.
Sheesh, I am way above the poverty level and I don’t even own an iPhone...
I had two customers buying gemstones yesturday...both obese...on their way by plane to the casinos in Nevada from Pa.....both on disability and said so with out hesitation as if they wore that as a badge of honor.
...I got sick to my stomach!
Two neighbors across my street...both on disability...they both work under the table otherwise. Beautiful groomed property, new car and truck every couple of years...completley remodeled homes. You see them mowing thier lawns and hand washing their vehicles. What am I not getting about this picture?