Skip to comments.Poverty in N.J. reaches 52-year high, new report shows [Heckuva Job, Christie]
Posted on 09/09/2013 10:52:51 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Poverty in New Jersey continued to grow even as the national recession lifted, reaching a 52-year high in 2011, according to a report released today.
The annual survey by Legal Services of New Jersey found 24.7 percent of the states population 2.1 million residents was considered poor in 2011. Thats a jump of more than 80,000 people nearly 1 percent higher than the previous year and 3.8 percent more than pre-recession levels.
"This is not just a one-year or five-year or 10-year variation," said Melville D. Miller Jr., the president of LSNJ, which gives free legal help to low-income residents in civil cases. "This is the worst that its been since the 1960 Census."
And it may get worse: The report warned Census figures for 2012 to be released this month may be higher.
(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...
“... continued to grow even as the national recession lifted...?”
Whaaaaat? Christie going hungry?
Yeah, and likely all of them are in Newark, Paterson, or Camden. Inner city dumps no better than anywhere else.
Full of Dem voters, always been dumps. Always will be. Doesn’t matter who the government is. Besides, Camden is really part of Philly anyway.
The “recession” may have lifted.
But the stagnation, rot and decline continue.
The recession is not nearly as bad here as it is in other places in the country. Very few homes for sale. Jobs are picking up. New cars selling like hot cakes.
It just depends where you are and it’s very different depending on that. (even sometimes within the same county)
yeah, I know...that is fantasy.
Saw him at the game last night on TV. Cheering on The New Jersey Giants........
This from NJ.com that supports dems on a regular basis. Not a fan of tubby but come on NJ.com, like the state was just booming when Gov. Outofthecloset and Gov. Looslikelucifer were in charge. Puleeeeease.
I am convinced that the people in joisey in general like the fact that they have these 3rd world cities close by. Gives them an excuse to act morally superior when they’re just dumb liberals! When called on their BS, they just say how things could be worse...go to Newark, et al!
You know what this means? It means that socialism is working!
Seems to be the popular theme in NJ. If you’ve got a weak record at your previous job, run for higher office.
Mayor Booker of Newark is showing him how to do it.
He really IS a democrat!
"Couldn't have done it without you, big guy!"
I think they’re just preparing their attack lines...er...talking points, if Christie decides to run for the presidency in 2016.
Destroying billions overnight in real estate, with the resulting loss of tax base as well as the delay in rebuilding all contribute. Too anomalous.
Failed, Incompetent Obama, Obama loving Christie, and most of all, Flim/Flam, Dude, Shyster, Thug & Criminal, Cory Booker!!! The voters and residents of New Jersey would have to be out of their minds voting for Cory Booker!!! NJ....want things to get worse....vote for Cory Booker!!! Want things to get better for all NJ folks....vote for Steve Longan!!! It’s a no brainer!!!
This is Christie’s fault, why and how??
If you want to say it’s Christie’s fault because he did not do enough (was he able to do more??) to impede the NJ state government’s role - taxes, regulation and other policies - in hurting job creation, O.K.; but if you want to say it’s Christi’e fault because NJ state did not proactively intervene to “save or create” enough jobs, then you just defined yourself as a Liberal not a conservative.
Not exactly a credible, let alone unbiased, source.
But then again, increasing the poverty rate is one of the main objects of the Obama agenda.
too many were willing to join the low-income ranks that swelled the SS disability ranks in recent years than to continue to work
Christie is a self professed Cowboys fan
Not really. Remember, like most states in the country, most counties vote Republican. The Counties in NJ that go Democrat are the ones with the large urban centers.
We’re not all alike, but it IS a great place to live. And it gets a bad rap too many times.
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