Skip to comments.43.6 Million Americans Living In Poverty Is The Highest Number Ever Recorded
Posted on 09/16/2010 8:34:43 AM PDT by blam
43.6 Million Americans Living In Poverty Is The Highest Number Ever Recorded
Sep. 16, 2010, 10:31 AM
This was expected, but it still hits you in the gut. Poverty in America has hit the highest level the Census has ever recorded, according to a new report out today.
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I’m sure it has nothing to do with our continued slide to the left over the past 20 years.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, looks like a golf club or a Hillerich & Bradsby oh no wait ...it looks like a hockey stick?
Isn’t Poverty just another name for Socialism?
Recovery Summer is over?
I travel throughout the world to make a living, and visit the entire spectrum of countries from dirt poor to fabulously wealthy.
Believe me, this country hasn't known real poverty for decades. And, being America, any individual or family has the ability to be mobile and move up in the class structure through their own hard work and determination (for now, anyway).
This crap looks like something the LSM used to but out while Dubya was presiding. What a joke.
We import illegal aliens who come here with no posessions, work for minimum wage, and then wire part of their paychecks HOME and wonder why we have “not erradicated poverty”.
The welfare safety net provides a cruch for those who want to survive at that level by choice.
When you make little and wire it out of the country, you aren’t really hurting.
Provide for yourself first. Those who are unwilling to provide for themselves and are able to do so deserve no support. Legal or illegal.
What I am sure of is that it is:
2) Bush's Fault
I think of Obama’s brother every time he says we MUST HAVE Obamacare and other socialist programs because “the bible” tells us “I am my brother’s keeper”.
(A) I cannot be required to tithe to Obama’s religious belief system
(B) I’ve seen how Barack does nothing for his own blood brother.
Absolutely meaningless number. It's the percentage that matters.
Weisenthal knows better.
I would LOVE to see a chart comparing America today to America pre-1900. I would bet that all of the BS going on during the turn of the century negatively affected America.
find Jan 2007 on the graph... that’s when the dems took over
only job they didn’t have was the POTUS. the POTUS does not spend money or set taxes. that’s congress
* Forty-three percent of all poor households actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage, and a porch or patio.
* Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.
* Only 6 percent of poor households are overcrowded. More than two-thirds have more than two rooms per person.
* The average poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens, and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.)
* Nearly three-quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars.
* Ninety-seven percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions.
* Seventy-eight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.
* Eighty-nine percent own microwave ovens, more than half have a stereo, and more than a third have an automatic dishwasher.
Yeah, but you can have a car and a microwave and cableTV and still qualify as “poor” in the USA. Kinds of makes the statistics useless.
Poverty my a$$. By who’s standards? A used Mercedes vs a new one? A 40 inch flat screen vs. a 50 inch? A Blackberry vs conventional cell? A 14k gold dollar sign hangin around the neck vs. 10k?
It would be interested to see this by percentage of population, rather than raw numbers. (Since the population is always increasing - I guess yet another “bubble” coming).
Absolutely meaningless number
43 million people would disagree
Oh ... stoopid me! There it is in percent right on the chart!