[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] PoliticsNation's Blog
Let's clear up the lies/myths about poverty!
Last comment by Funkentelecky 4 months ago.

Take Me To Post Comment Form


1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child's first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child's father for that entire time.*

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.*

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don't live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids' lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you're not officially poor, you're doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America's cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor's degree.**

7. We're winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget

(MJ)


Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2014 at 10:37 AM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by PoliticsNation
Send PoliticsNation a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (211) times.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 13:45 PM

Of course, PN, the Right will twist this in to all of the hardship is Obama's fault or he is guilty of fanning the flames to destroy America.

The Draconian Budget Cuts that will come about if a Tea Party influenced Republican get hold of the White House and\or both legislative branches and lose the poor as their whipping boy will lead to soup lines, a massive increase in homelessness and a tremendous spike in Crime.

People will do anything to eat. Anything.

This will lead to a wag the dog scenario similar to the Bush Wars.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 20:55 PM

If and when the Draconians come to power. Riots in the streets.

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 16:51 PM

PN, since over 70% black children are born out of wedlock today which is an absolute fact. How can paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 be true?


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by PoliticsNation
 
GOP Just laid a heavy one on the American People
July 30, 2014
BREAKING: Senate Republicans filibustered the Bring Jobs Home Act today July 30 ,2014. The bill received 54 votes, short of the 60 needed. Senate Republicans Vote Against American Jobs By Blocking Bill To End Outsourcing Tax Breaks Senate Republicans blocked a bill today that would potentially bring millions of jobs ...
Read More »
 
You smell like Government Cheese
July 30, 2014
More than seventy-five percent of U.S. conservatives believe that “poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything,” according to a recent Pew Research Center poll. Today, I'm going to educate you-how the Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer. Yes, most of the ...
Read More »
 
The Black Boogeyman in the White House
July 28, 2014
When I was a child my siblings would use a fear tactic called the (Boogeyman)to scare me. They would tell me stories about the Boogeyman at least once a day. After they scared me half to death, I would do what ever they wanted because I was afraid of the ...
Read More »
 
GOP-Rich Kids Are Worth More Than Poor Kids
July 25, 2014
Update, Friday July 25: On Friday, the House passed Rep. Lynn Jenkins' (R-Ks.) child tax credit legislation, which would expand the credit for upper-middle class American families. The bill received the support of 212 Republican and 25 Democrats. On Friday, the House will vote on a Republican bill that ignores ...
Read More »
 
Making it harder to vote in Long County?
July 25, 2014
Long County Commissioners recently laid out a plan to possibly change the locations of several voting precincts. The election supervisor said that consolidating Districts 3 and 7 is being looked into as is having one precinct at city hall (Coastal Courier). District 3 commissioner Willie Thompson said he opposes this ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology