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  • America Has Less Poverty Than Sweden

    06/01/2015 1:35:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/10/2012 | Tim Worstall
    This might seem very surprising indeed but it could be said that the United States actually has less poverty than Sweden. I know this isn’t the story you’re used to hearing but bear with me. Given that elections are looming it must be time for the Economic Policy Institute to release their State of Working America report. Just before an election is of course exactly the right time to release impartial figures on how everyone is doing. Which is what makes this chart of theirs so interesting: This is not calculating poverty by the usual US method. This is using...
  • Why Did AP Do a 1,500-Word Expected Poverty Rate Writeup Months Before Census Bureau's Report?

    07/22/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 22, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    In September 2010, the Associated Press prepared an advance report on the expected surge in the Census Bureau's official poverty rate, which rose from 13.2% to a 15-year high of 14.3%. Their stated preoccupation was not with the associated pain, but with "the unfortunate timing for Obama and his party just seven weeks before important elections when Congress is at stake." Well, this year's official poverty rate will very likely be the highest seen since the mid-1960s, and there's a presidential election coming up. What's the AP, aka the Administration's Press, to do? It looks like the strategy is to get...
  • How much damage has Barack Obama done? Far more than the media is telling us; that's for sure

    11/09/2011 12:39:52 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/9/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    United States Census and other publicly available records tell us we may be in worse shape now than most people would believe. Consider these shocking statistics. The Census Bureau reports that in 84% of our largest metropolitan areas the percentage of “very poor” people increased during 2010. The Census Bureau, reported the percentage of “very poor” rose 84% of America’s 360 largest metropolitan areas during 2010. The 2.6 million people who fell into poverty in 2010 was the largest recorded increase since records were first kept in 1959. Even the number of “poor” has risen from 11.3% in 2000 to...
  • Cenus Bureau Report: U.S. Poverty Rises to 1 in 6 People

    09/13/2011 2:35:15 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 19 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 9/13/11 | Brian Koenig
    The Census Bureau's annual report offered a dismal outlook for U.S. poverty, as the ranks of America's poor rose to nearly 1 in 6 people last year and the number of uninsured spiked to 49.9 million. (Associated Press) -The overall poverty rate climbed to 15.1 percent, or 46.2 million, up from 14.3 percent in 2009. The official poverty level is an annual income of $22,314 for a family of four. Reflecting the lingering impact of the recession, the U.S. poverty rate from 2007-2010 has now risen faster than any three-year period since the early 1980s, when a crippling energy crisis...
  • Obama and his policies have produced seven times more food stamp recipients than jobs....

    07/01/2011 9:15:29 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Obama has added approximately 14,000 people per day to food stamp dole out. This issue alone should be used by everyone running against him every day until the election!
  • Our Rate Of Poverty Isn't a Surprise (14.3% of the Population or 43.6 Million People)

    09/17/2010 6:42:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Poverty: A new report comes as a punch in the gut for proud Americans: One in seven of us is poor, government data show. Surprised? Don't be. It's what happens when you kill the most productive parts of a country. An estimated 14.3% of the population, or 43.6 million people, were considered poor in 2009, up from 13.2% the year before, the Census Bureau reports. This is the highest share living in poverty since the government began keeping records half a century ago. How can this be in the richest nation on Earth? Since Democrats took power - Congress in...
  • US Poverty Stabilizes in 2005, Incomes Slightly Up

    08/30/2006 8:13:52 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 27 replies · 596+ views
    VOA ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Stephanie Ho
    The U.S. Census Bureau says poverty in the United States last year remained unchanged after four consecutive years of increases. The agency's 2005 report also found incomes in the United States rose slightly last year, for the first time since 1999. The Census Bureau's David Johnson says there was no significant change in the U.S. poverty rate in 2005 from the previous year. "The period following the latest recession was a period of falling income and rising poverty rates. However, after four years of consecutive increases, the poverty rate stabilized at 12.6 percent in 2005, and 37 million people." According...
  • Poverty Rate Down Under Bush: Census Bureau

    03/27/2004 10:57:39 AM PST · by arnoldfwilliams · 16 replies · 327+ views
    You Big Mouth, You! ^ | March 24, 2004 | Chuck Simmins
    Wednesday, March 24, 2004   Poverty Rate Lower than Clinton Era Econopundit, Steve Antler graphs the poverty numbers for children and comes to a startling conclusion. Poverty is down. The source data for his graph is the U.S. Census Bureau. I'M SO CONFUSED. I THOUGHT PEOPLE WERE JUST GETTING POORER AND POORER.Let's use the same source, the Census Bureau, to look at the percentages of Americans and Americans in families living in poverty: TERM AVG % ALL AVG % FAMILIES Reagan I 14.7 13.3 Reagan II 13.5 12.0 Bush 41 13.8 12.4 Clinton I 14.3 12.8 Clinton II 12.3...
  • Is Poverty Rate Rise As Bad As It Looks?

    09/27/2003 7:22:59 AM PDT · by meowmeow · 24 replies · 239+ views
    Investors Business Daily | 29 Sept 03 | JOSEPH GUINTO
  • 2 Years in A Row, More In Poverty

    09/25/2003 10:06:29 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 20 replies · 542+ views
    USA Today ^ | 9-26-03 | Peronet Despeignes
    <p>More than a million Americans sank into poverty last year, an annual Census report is expected to show today. It would be the first time in nearly a decade that the number of poor rose two years in a row.</p>
  • U.S. Poverty Up Second Year on Bush's Watch (Barf Alert)

    09/26/2003 1:15:31 PM PDT · by chief911 · 10 replies · 174+ views
    Rueters ^ | 9/26/03 | Christina Ling
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 1.7 million people in the United States slid into poverty in 2002 and incomes slipped for the second year in a row with blacks particularly hard hit, the U.S. government said on Friday in a report sure to provide ammunition for Democrats in the upcoming presidential race. The Census Bureau (news - web sites)'s annual report showed the number of people living below the poverty line rose to 34.6 million last year, from 32.9 million in 2001, when the national economy first went into recession. Overall, the percentage of the U.S. population living in poverty grew...
  • Census reports poverty rate up, median income down for second straight year

    09/26/2003 7:50:38 AM PDT · by Brian S · 10 replies · 252+ views
    <p>Poverty rose and income levels declined in 2002 for the second straight year as the nation's economy continued struggling after the first recession in a decade, the Census Bureau reported Friday.</p> <p>The poverty rate was 12.1 percent last year, up from 11.7 percent in 2001. Nearly 34.6 million people lived in poverty, about 1.7 million more than the previous year.</p>