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A Million US Families Are Living On A Shocking $2 Per Day (Obama's Depression/Michelle In Vail)
TBI ^ | 2-24-2012 | Noelia de la Cruz

Posted on 02/24/2012 1:20:26 PM PST by blam

Over A Million US Families Are Living On A Shocking $2 Per Day

Noelia de la Cruz
Febuary 24,2012

More than 1.46 million families in the U.S. are living on $2 or less per day, a new study found.

That's up from the 636,000 households who lived under the same conditions in 1996.

Two dollars or less per day translates to about $60 per person, per month.

While 43 percent of American households receive government benefits, a decreasing proportion of those benefits go to the poor, the researchers from University of Michigan and Harvard University, said.

The study based its definition of income on the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).

It includes such factors as a person's pension and retirements, cash income from public programs, and reported income from friends and family members who are not part of the household.

When the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is included as income, the number of households living on $2 or less per day drops to about 800,000.

Additionally, the study found about 37 percent of the households living in poverty were headed by a married couple, while 51 percent were headed by a single female.

In 2011, nearly 50 percent of the households were headed by white non-Hispanics, 25 percent by African Americans, and 22 percent by Hispanics.

While minority groups do not represent the majority of these households, they're increased the most since 1996, the study found.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: craptire; economydepression; obama; poverty

1 posted on 02/24/2012 1:20:37 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

730 bucks a year? BS!

Food stamps pay around that in a month. You could work one day a week at McDonalds and blow that away.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 1:25:48 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: blam
Lies, damn lies, and statistics. What is the daily per-capita consumption of these households? That would include the value of their housing, the value of utilities, the value of child care, the value of food ... even if none of these is paid in cash.

If we threw in the calculated value of schooling, per child - in many countries, education is a cash outlay - we'd find the some really useful information about the "poor" of the United States. On the other hand, all reasonable people know that most of the per-pupil cost contributes nothing to the child's education, so maybe we can leave that out!

3 posted on 02/24/2012 1:27:04 PM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: blam

There is no possible way to even put a roof over your head for $60 per month. What number of these people are criminals or participate in the underground economy. If public assistance isn’t going to the poorest and neediest, than it’s time to take able bodied men and women off the public assistance rolls and tell them to get an freakin’ job and pay taxes.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 1:27:36 PM PST by No Socialist
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To: blam

Michelle: sixteen vacations and counting.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 1:27:59 PM PST by kjo (+)
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To: blam

Let them eat Kikes...


6 posted on 02/24/2012 1:28:35 PM PST by null and void (Day 1130 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: blam

BS....They’re not on the street...and that means more than $2 a day for a start. Any kid in school is getting more than that in free food. And he/she ain’t naked.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 1:29:04 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: blam

Are most of them here illegally?


8 posted on 02/24/2012 1:29:19 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: blam

“More than 1.46 million families in the U.S. are living on $2 or less per day, a new study found.”

“Two dollars or less per day translates to about $60 per person, per month.”

WOW... That means there must be 1.46 million ONE person families! I didn’t that one person was considered a family.

This must be public school math skills at work!


9 posted on 02/24/2012 1:31:23 PM PST by RogerWilko
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I CALL ABSOLUTE BULLCRAP!!!

No one is living $2 a day (at lest in the US), unless they are choosing to. NO FREAKING WAY!

Collecting Aluminum cans along highways will make you many times that a day.. this is absolute GARBAGE.

I don’t know how they came up with these numbers, but its crap. I am not saying there are not poor out there, but there are not folks running around with only $60 a month to their names.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 1:31:44 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: WayneS

Barack’s Uncle lives on half of that and quite comfortably or his nephew would assist him.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 1:32:47 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: blam

A single homeless person would have a hard time living on $5 a day.
They certainly couldn’t afford to smoke.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 1:33:05 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: blam

n 2011, nearly 50 percent of the households were headed by white non-Hispanics
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That settles it. They can no longer claim calling Obama the food stamp president is racist.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 1:34:55 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Sacajaweau

Only people in america that are living on $2 or less a day, are Prison Inmates.. unless they are completely refusing assistance of any kind.. there is no way, none.

And that’s only because they don’t have to pay for anything.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 1:39:42 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: blam

... not counting Food Stamps, Section 8, Wic etc...

or criminal or other unreported income.

what a headline LOL!


15 posted on 02/24/2012 1:40:24 PM PST by mrsmith (So... how's the Tea Party nominee for your House seat doing?)
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To: Irenic
n 2011, nearly 50 percent of the households were headed by white non-Hispanics **************** That settles it. They can no longer claim calling Obama the food stamp president is racist.

Obama figured out how to make us all equal. Instead of elevating the bottom he lowered the top.

16 posted on 02/24/2012 1:41:46 PM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: blam

Wasnt there an article this morning counter these facts on how rich our poor peoples are? I forget the title . . .


17 posted on 02/24/2012 1:53:10 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: blam

Ridiculous.

A single American would find it very difficult or impossible to obtain adequate calories alone, on $2.00 for a single day, assuming they had access to a kitchen, stove and refrigerator.

To do it homeless would be pretty much impossible, to succeed at it for a long period of time is impossible.

A can of Pork and beans has 385 calories, a 12 oz. can of Bacon Spam has 1080, a 99 cent Breakfast Jack has 290 calories, to keep finding 2000 to 3500 calories a day for $2.00 in America would be quite a challenge, and they are claiming “families”.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 1:56:06 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: blam

The figures are so rediculous that one might expect the IRS to take an interest...sarc...


19 posted on 02/24/2012 2:17:06 PM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: blam

This is more Unicorn flatulence from the “expert” spinmasters.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 2:17:38 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: blam
How many are rich people with either a crappy year in the market or who took a lot of capital losses to offset their gains? Or else just let their gains ride and lived off of savings rather than selling something and paying taxes on it?
21 posted on 02/24/2012 2:21:01 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: blam

Living on $2.00 per day would be easy for me if I never had to pay for anything like food,clothing,shelter,medical care,child care,and transportation.

No problem,no problem at all.

This “study” is a crock.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 2:26:10 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: blam
Two dollars or less per day translates to about $60 per person, per month.

Don't know of a lot of one-person households. And they're only counting public assistance programs that give out cash into this mix. So, WIC and EBT and free cell phones and free school breakfast and lunch and lowered rent and utilities and free healthcare don't factor into this equation. In other words, it's all smoke and mirrors.

23 posted on 02/24/2012 2:39:05 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: blam

BS. 400/mo TANF money, 800 Food stamps, 1000 housing, .80 a day for daycare, free gas cards and bus passes, 40/month electric, 20/internet, free cell phones. Why work? Hell, they are living better than me. I starting to think im the one screwed up in the head.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 2:40:31 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: blam
feh...
25 posted on 02/24/2012 3:01:06 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: blam

I don’t believe it.

I also don’t believe the economy is getting better.

I don’t believe there’s more jobs.

I don’t believe having a debt as large as the GDP won’t hurt. It will hurt.

I don’t believe shifting the unemployed to disability means they’re ‘employed’.

I don’t believe Obama ...

I don’t believe democrats.

I don’t believe the New York Times.

I don’t believe the Washington Post.

And I don’t believe this story is anything other than a fabrication by some liberals trying to play on pity to get more money from taxpayers.

I believe gas was $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated and that stupid liberal policies have caused it to go higher.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 3:37:06 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: blam

I suspect the same manipulation of the definition of “homeless families” is going on in this analysis. An unemployed mom and her kid moving in with distant relatives but not receiving assistance is counted as “homeless”, even though they are living indoors.
A million people living off officially $2 a day are part of those unemployed not counted as unemployed living off other people.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 5:15:21 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Buckeye McFrog

U. of Mich. involved in the “study.”


28 posted on 02/24/2012 5:51:18 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Buckeye McFrog

In Texas the LEAST you get for food stamps is $200 per month on your card. This is a BS article.


29 posted on 02/25/2012 4:33:40 AM PST by gopheraj
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