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Sep 13 2011

Poverty Rate Rises Under Obama

How’s that Hope & Change working out for you? Unless you’re a well-connected crony capitalist or a power-drunk government bureaucrat, probably not too well:

Amid a still struggling economy, more people in America fell below the poverty line last year, according to new census data released Tuesday.

The nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, its highest level since 1993. In 2009, 14.3% of people in America were living in poverty. …

About 46.2 million people are now considered in poverty, 2.6 million more than last year. …

The poverty rate for children under age 18 increased to 22% in 2010, meaning more than 1 in 5 children in America are living in poverty.

Even those who manage to cling to the middle class despite Obamanomics are seeing their earnings dwindle.

For middle-class families, income fell in 2010. The median household income was $49,445, down slightly from $49,777 the year before.

But at least we all have insurance, now that Obama seized control of the healthcare sector at staggering public expense. Oh wait:

The census report also contained data on health insurance, showing people lacking medical benefits climbed to 49.9 million last year, up from 49 million in 2009.

If Obama runs on his record, he has already lost, despite his $1 billion campaign war chest and all the other $billions that have been strategically spread around through stimulus sprees and bailouts. That’s why the 2012 campaign is going to be ugly.

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20 Responses to “Poverty Rate Rises Under Obama”

  1. The MaryHunter says:

    Even with this knowledge, it will be stunning to see the number of cretins who still drive around with Obama 2012 stickers.

  2. Festivus says:

    Leftists’ heads are exploding everywhere. There goes the old, “But Bush!” argument.

  3. StanInTexas says:

    Not in the least, Festivus. Liberals will continue to blame Bush for anything bad that happens on Obama’s watch.

    The argument will go like this…

    Bush left the economy in a horrid state, and beside, it would be soooooooo much worse if Obama had not done {fill in the blank}!

  4. The MaryHunter says:

    Silver lining (hopefully): Fox News Radio played some quotes today of folks who voted for President Downgrade but said they won’t next time around. Here’s to praying that the number of those folks will grow and grow (as well as the sound bites), and that apathy in the Democrat base sets in. How can it possibly not?

  5. Carmen says:

    Funny how once again, words are redefined by the teensy weensy minority of stupid ass, bleeding heart (I wish) regressives. Our impoverished have cellies, plasmas, a/c, free HC, free rent, free daycare, free schooling – like the dude in soup line w/camera phone & the moose in 500$ tennis shoes

  6. Terrorist in Chief holding America hostage says:

    Approve this jobs bill without making any cuts to it or I will tar and feather you dirty teabaggers with it.

  7. Sexy Snake-Eyes says:

    So, I guess this dingbat is really, really, reheheheheheheally disappointed:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

    HA

  8. Henry says:

    As long as the “poverty level” is pegged to median household income, there will always be “poverty”. It’s a metric that guarantees never-ending “poverty”.

  9. Dookiestain Laflair says:

    Can’t we just lower the poverty line so there will be less poor people?

  10. fxdwg says:

    He’ll raise his billion, spend half on the campaign, lose in the biggest landslide ever, keep the other half mil and take AF1 back to ChiTown, laughing all the way!

  11. Sexy Snake-Eyes says:

    We have the most obese ‘poor’ people on the damned planet.

    Our ‘poor’ will keel over from a Fatty McFatty burger heart-attack before they die from ‘starvation’.

  12. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    Only under a socialists scumbag like obama

  13. Alxandro says:

    Hey, he finally got one right.
    Seems the only campaign promise he’s actually kept was we he said he was “four days away from fundamentally transforming America”

  14. KHarn says:

    “Dookiestain Laflair says:September 13, 2011 at 11:56 am”

    Good idea, then they can be TAXED under the “jobs program”.

  15. Questionman says:

    Why am I know surprised? The rise of racism CAN bring the rise of stupidity. Almost everyone knows the real reason of the rising poverty. The REAL reason. But that doesn’t matter to the racist scum who didn’t bother said story he posted. ANYTHING bad that happens to this country, it’s Obama’s fault. How pathetic is that?

  16. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    Obama looks like a total dweeb no ands,ifs,or buts about it

  17. Sexy Snake-Eyes says:

    Questionman says: September 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Why am I know surprised? The rise of racism CAN bring the rise of stupidity. Almost everyone knows the real reason of the rising poverty. The REAL reason. But that doesn’t matter to the racist scum who didn’t bother said story he posted. ANYTHING bad that happens to this country, it’s Obama’s fault. How pathetic is that?

    I ‘get’ what you mean about Barry Hussein’s inherent racism that he’s used to divide this country racially:

    http://mnprager.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/racist-obama-sends-republicans-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=220165

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6zM5ldO35A

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0410/Obama_seeks_to_reconnectyoung_people_AfricanAmerins_Latinos_and_women_for_2010.html

    Oh wait. I got confused.

    You’re accusing everyone who is not a Barry ‘jock-strap’ supporter a ‘raaaaaaacist’? Really, you slothful, brain-dead, zombie moon-bat moron?

    How pathetic are YOU?

    Your breath still stinks like 0bama thong. You might want to ‘hope’ that you can ‘change’ your ‘flossing’ situation because your halitosis is none other than your-head-is-up-0bama’s-stink-hole-itis.

  18. Adam says:

    I wholeheartedly object, once again, to comparing Obama to Steve Urkel.
    Urkel was a clumsy dork, but he was also intelligent, kind, and well- intentioned. Obama is none of the above.

  19. James says:

    Interesting to note that you ignore the findings of the report that poverty would have been even higher without the stimulus and the unemployment benefits extension that the right opposed.
    Just out of interest, was it Bush’s fault when poverty increased 6 out of 8 years of his administration? Or Reagan’s fault when poverty increased each of the first three years of his administration?


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