Four years of the “Obama Recovery” have brought poverty in the United States to the highest levels since the beginning of the “War on Poverty,” the one war that nobody wants to develop an exit strategy for:
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.
That’s from the Associated Press, which goes on to warn us that the bleak horrors of sequestration will be taking food from the mouths of the poor. In fact, about 95 percent of the AP article about these astonishing poverty numbers is dedicated to complaining about sequestration. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the laudable story of a reformed drug addict name Antonio Hammond, who “turned his life around” thanks to $18,000 in privately donated funds overseen by Catholic Charities.
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