Skip to comments.Suburbs take hit as US poverty climbs in downturn
Posted on 10/07/2010 9:27:58 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
WASHINGTON The American suburb is no longer a refuge from poverty in cities.
A pair of analyses by the nonprofit Brookings Institution paints a bleak economic picture for the 100 largest metropolitan areas over the past decade and in coming years, and finds that suburbs now are home to one-third of the nation's poor, and rising.
The study of census data finds that since 2000, the number of poor people in the suburbs jumped by 37.4 percent to 13.7 million. The growth rate of suburban poverty is more than double that of cities and higher than the national rate of 26.5 percent.
At the same time, social service providers are spread thin in many suburban areas, according to a detailed Brookings survey of groups in representative metropolitan areas of Chicago, Los Angeles and the District of Columbia. That has forced providers to turn away many poor people due to scarce aid that typically goes to cities first.
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obama is not only spreading the wealth, he is consolidating the pain to (once) working people.
In his mind that may meet some warped definition of “fair”.
Equalize things with the ‘hood.
Urban areas and large metropolitan cities are hurting a lot more than the people in the suburbs all thanks to Obama and the democrat controlled Congress fir their vicious economic and fiancial policies.
White voters are turning against Obama and the dems in record numbers.
>> In his mind that may meet some warped definition of fair.
As surely as night follows day, that’s the outcome of Socialism: everyone’s standard of living becomes equal — but lower, on the average, than it would be in a free market society.
Obama is not only spreading the wealth,he’s making America the new Detroit.
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