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Poverty soars to post-60s high
humanevents.com ^ | 4-3-13 | humanevents.com

Posted on 04/03/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone

The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s when President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the federal government’s so-called War on Poverty. As President Barack Obama began his second term in January, nearly 50 million Americans — one in six — were living below the income line that defines poverty, according to the bureau. A family of four that earns less than $23,021 a year is listed as living in poverty. The bureau said 20 percent of the country’s children are poor.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News
KEYWORDS: poverty; povertyrates

1 posted on 04/03/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

A lot of those children should be living in poverty in Mexico, Ecuador or Guatemala.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 5:47:09 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: NoLibZone

It’s utterly amazing ....

Libtards love Obama - but they hate his policies, they don’t like the direction the country is going, they don’t like the unemployment, they don’t like the increase in taxes, they don’t like decreases in what the Gov’t can give. They don’t like the fact that the economists are telling them that things are not going to get better any time soon.

Libtards just cannot seem to connect Obama’s policies - to Obama.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 5:53:08 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Hodar
Libtards just cannot seem to connect Obama’s policies - to Obama.

Well all the problems are due to Bush.....

4 posted on 04/03/2013 5:54:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NoLibZone
President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the federal government’s so-called War on Poverty

Maybe it is time for 0bama to announce a surge in the war on Poverty.

5 posted on 04/03/2013 5:54:31 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: NoLibZone

Unexpected!


6 posted on 04/03/2013 5:56:22 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Michael.SF.
Maybe it is time for 0bama to announce a surge in the war on Poverty.

You missed it, he did, in 2009. Then had Bernanke and Geithner create 40 cents in Obamabucks for every dollar in tax receipts. Spent it on entitlements and purchased the 2012 election.

7 posted on 04/03/2013 6:00:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NoLibZone
A family of four that earns less than $23,021 a year is listed as living in poverty.

In the late 1970's, I thought if I could ever make $24k per year I'd be living like a king. The Fed's inflationary policy has destroyed us.

8 posted on 04/03/2013 6:22:02 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: NoLibZone

But...but...socialism will work if we just give it a chance!!!


9 posted on 04/03/2013 6:24:39 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: NoLibZone

It is because for twenty years we have been EXPORTING JOBS.

(duh)

Bring back US jobs now.


10 posted on 04/03/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: NoLibZone

We declared war on poverty and poverty won.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 6:28:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Michael.SF.

I remember a cartoon from the LBJ days.

A hillbilly woman says to her lazy husband: “Paw, it says in the paper that the president has declared war on poverty!”

Lazy Husband: “Well, if the President wants me to join he’s a gonna have to draft me!”


12 posted on 04/03/2013 6:28:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: NoLibZone

I guess we lost Lyndon Johnson’s famous “War on Poverty.” Can we surrender now?


13 posted on 04/03/2013 6:42:51 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf

It’s a quagmire. Time to pull out.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 6:48:01 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: NoLibZone

I sense a gross Poverty of Spirit these days.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 6:55:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NoLibZone

On the other hand, Wall Street is boomin’. I hear about it everyday from the “media”. The DemocRATS are in 7th Heaven over it. They seem to think that a boomin’ Wall Street is the sign of a boomin’ economy and a boomin’ America. Barry B kickin’ butt.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 6:59:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: NoLibZone

What’s really apparent, is that we’re morally bankrupt as a nation. It shows the most in political speech. When the remainder of the process is said and done, many will probably get what they deserve.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 7:06:16 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: NoLibZone

Impeachment File on B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 7:28:55 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: familyop
When the remainder of the process is said and done, many will probably get what they deserve.

You really only need about 10 feet of rope pre p-erson.

19 posted on 04/03/2013 8:45:48 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

“pre p-erson.” = “per person.”


20 posted on 04/03/2013 8:46:26 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Bring back the jobs, and for God’s sake, don’t legalize more laborers to do them.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 8:57:38 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: NoLibZone

Until there are negative consequences for being poor and those consequences result in under performing groups becoming less numerous there will only be more and more and more poor.

Rewarding being poor by continuous handouts only fertilizes the incubators to make more and more and more poor.

We all have the freedom to make our own choices. We don’t have the right to dump the responsibility for making bad choices on someone else.

Nobody should have any obligation to support irresponsibility.

We are offered equal opportunity but not equal outcomes of course. Even God has limits. He offers a different measure of intelligence to each but He also offers wisdom without limits. Wisdom can compensate for huge amounts of lack of intelligence. Intelligence in any amount without wisdom is mostly a waste.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 9:24:08 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Caipirabob

Americans are generally pretty successful in achieving their goals. Apparently the majority of us had liberal guilt over not living in a third world country and are being successful in achieving that goal. We are spreading the wealth so that we can work down to the average income of the world, which I believe is around $8,000 per year per working adult.


23 posted on 04/04/2013 9:59:52 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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