Another Obama Record!… Poverty Rate Soars to 18 Year High

Thanks Barack.

Poverty continues to rise in the United States under the leadership of Barack Obaam.
15.1% of Americans now live in poverty.

(The Bottom Line)

Another Obama Record!
The percentage of Americans living in poverty is the highest in 18 years.
The Bottom Line reported:

The number of Americans who have fallen into poverty rose to 15.1 percent in 2010, the highest level in nearly two decades, the Census Bureau said Tuesday in a report.

The report, which showed the poverty rate rose for a third straight year as the economy struggles with a stumbling recovery and persistent high joblessness, said the number of poor Americans in 2010 was the largest in the 52 years that it has been publishing poverty estimates, according to Reuters.

There were 46.2 million people in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 ─ the fourth consecutive annual increase in the figure.

In a report that covers the first full calendar year after the end of the Great Recession, the bureau also said real median income dropped for the third year in a row.

Median household income in the United States in 2010 was $49,445, a 2.3 percent decline from the 2009 median, after adjusting for inflation.

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  • anon

    You don’t think the recession had anything to do with this? It was all the Presidents fault and not Congress for getting their act together?

  • rbosque

    This is why we are against the policies of the left. Those policies are selfserving and destructive! We’d be in a much better position if these fools followed simple economic policies that promote growth not dependence.

  • Finncrisp

    IF you look at the graph the poverty rate took a dip at the end of Bush’s second term. The increase is all Barry. OBAMA ISN’T WORKING.

    People aren’t working under the Marxist cloud we are under. Taxpayer paid poverty will not create prosperity. THE MISERY PERPETUATION ACT must not pass.

  • Patty

    Of course it is horrible and getting worse every minute Obama is in office. Today the soup kitchen and shelters are asking to canned goods, money if they will accept it, time is great but the need food, beds, clothing, etc.

    NO JOBS means, NO homes, no food, no bed, no life.

  • Patty

    Correction: Times are NOT GREAT they need our help and NOW. I suggest if everyone here could donate something it would help them and make you feel good.

  • More Liberty

    This is a great graph. It shows that Obama is simply another failure.

  • listingstarbpard

    THIS IS WHAT the Republican candidates should be harping on 24-7!!!! Stop tearing each other apart and giveng the Democrats campaign commercials at every debate! Every Republican candidtae should heed what Ronald Reagan said about not badmouthing other Republicans during a campaign of this magnitude! They should be bringing up Obama and his ties to the CPA/Unions, his ties to Ayers, the White HOuse visitor roster, Solyndra, Gunrunner the list is endless. Bachmann you just screwed the pooch with your ridiculous Gardisil obsession, I lost ALL respect for her. Romney lied through his pesodent white teeth. People need to reevaluate their stance on immigration. Perry is the only one that has lived it and walked the walk. What is so freaking wrong with providing a path to productive citizenship in young immigrants? They are PAYING INTO the system instead of the other way around. MAYBE they can inspire their own countrymen to aspire to education and hard work !!! Its not so black and white people, wouldn’t you rather be able to exert some kind of control over illegals versus having them on the loose on the taxpayer dime?? Lets focus on getting rid of the amendment granting citizenship to babies dropped here instead. GDIT people we can’t blow this election!!!!!!!

  • How soon will an administration mouthpiece find a microphone and blame this on Bush?

  • Gimme a Break, I’m a Tea Party Hobbit

    This statistic must mean it’s time for another speech.

  • listingstarbpard

    Oh yeah I am not done yet, excuse the typos am PISSED. Hey Michelle Bachman and Rick Santorum–health care workers and OUR US MILITARY are forced to have vaccinations including ANTHRAX–alot of soldiers did not want but were FORCED too, and many have suffered reactions to it. Oh, did I mention that the only manufacturer of Anthrax vaccine is owned by the Carlylse Group?

  • Mike

    But he’s Robin Hood, taking from the rich to give to the poor. You know, spread it around. Looks like that’s working about as well as his other policies.

  • forest

    Interesting thing about the graph is that the poverty numbers used to go down immediately after recessions ended. Since the 90’s the numbers continue to go up after recessions.

  • jorgen

    Obama aims at lowering the American living standard to the one in Kenya.

  • Rock

    Can’t wait until we put him on the other side of that soup line.

  • gbock

    This is exactly what the Obama Regime wants. Last year the criteria for being poor was changed drastically. They want everyone to think we all need government help. This is part of his plan.

  • Robert

    That soup kitchen is the very image and definition of the Obama presidency.

    He is making the federal government into a permanent national soup kitchen.

  • That picture is a real close reality as to how they feed Moochie per sitting…..

    But I hear with Moochie there is a lot more food involved….

  • Atlanta Media Guy

    For the government, by the government and most certainly dependent on government. He knows no other way. Remember, Obama never had to meet a payroll. Never ran a business and we still don’t know if he even attended college. Okay, we know he attended some classes, but where’s the substance of the education he supposedly received? It certainly doesn’t show in his lack of leadership capabilities.

    Poverty is his plan, more people on poverty and dependent on HIM! Obama bucks coming soon to a store in Michigan, New York, Illinois and California, but you must re-elect me first! You just might get some hope and change for that, soon to be, worthless dollar in your pocket.

  • MamaGrizzly
  • Mad Hatter

    Could someone tell me what in the hell is that nasty brown stuff that Obama is pouring out of the container he’s holding?

    Was Michelle passing out Apple slices, and was Barry O’ telling the people in the food line to “eat your peas”?

  • J-Ho

    “Everything that should be up is down, and everything that should be down is up.” – Al Gore’s words ring true today.

  • Tom in CA

    Pretty soon we can all be at or working at the soup kitchen.

    Harvard educated President!

  • Hopeful

    >#12 forest: Interesting thing about the graph is that the poverty numbers used to go down immediately after recessions ended. Since the 90′s the numbers continue to go up after recessions.

    >#15Gbock: This is exactly what the Obama Regime wants. Last year the criteria for being poor was changed drastically. They want everyone to think we all need government help. This is part of his plan.

    Absolutely true. Obama changed the criteria for being poor from an actual $ number to a percent. Anyone in the bottom Xpercent of income is “poor” by this definition, no matter what the actual $income is. This is a device for making sure the %percent in poverty *can’t* go down, no matter how prosperous the country might be.

    That gives Obama and his ilk a constant drum to beat about the “Pooooor” and the need for more gov pwogwams for the chirrun etc etc

    This is how the left continually ratchets their demands so that what was unthinkable 10 years ago is now the “center”. I can’t even look at him anymore without wanting to spit


  • Sandy

    Why doesn’t Obama just admit he’s a failure and resign. I know Biden is a real Bozo, but he couldn’t be worse than Obama. At least, he’s American.

  • tpartynitwit

    Excellent news! The plan is working! The more we obstruct economic progress, the more dire and pervasive poverty and joblessness become. This can only help in 2012. This reminds me of the brilliant Nixon/Kissinger plan to wreak economic chaos in Chile after they’d elected that socialist Allende. The plan was to do whatever it took to make their economy “scream,” so Allende would be overthrown, or assassinated. Turns out we got both at once, and our good friend General Pinochet enjoyed a long run of stability, with the aid of Milton Friedman and other Chicago School economists consulting. Short term pain, long term gain!! Three cheers for the jobless and poverty rates!!!

  • jorgen

    #20 Could someone tell me what in the hell is that nasty brown stuff that Obama is pouring out of the container he’s holding?


    Check it out in Wikipedia as all Republicans will be forced into the soup kitchens if Obama gets a second term 🙂

  • Marisa

    Sorry to go off-topic here, but this video of MOO and BOO at the 9/11 ceremony is beginning to go viral:

    What is MOO saying? Any lip readers here?

  • There’s even more problems for Obama !!! The lastest from the birthers !!!

  • Sam Stone

    I want to see the statistic on how many of the “New Obama Poor” voted for his stupid ass!

  • Rock

    #27 September 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Moonbattery has a good blog on this,

    Also mentioned OT on a couple of Jim’s blogs today, and glad to hear its going viral.

  • Marisa

    Thanks, Rock!

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    Cut Obunghole some slack. He IS the food stamp president.

  • Hopeful

    From HotAIR– what “poverty” in the US today actually looks like

  • this is your future under obamanomics. accomplished with the complete approval of the democratic party. soup kitchens may be the only growth industry in america.

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  • xqqme

    Hey, libs, you wanted a euro-style welfare central planned state. Enjoy!

  • bobdog

    What you subsidize, you get more of. Unemployment, poverty, union corruption, cronyism, illiteracy, and all the rest.

    I haven’t seen the Misery Index recently, but what do you think I’d find? I can’t remember a more hopeless, discouraged and angry America in my lifetime.

    What a piece of work.

  • Questionman

    Note the following, you horrible simpletons:

    -The poverty RATE – the much more meaningful measure – is not the highest it has ever been
    -Poverty estimates only go back to 1959, so these numbers do not, in fact, include the Great Depression, which is the actual all-time high for poverty in the United States.

    Hahaha wow, on an article saying that presently, one in five Americans is under the poverty limit, you guys are, in equal parts,

    1) Gleefully loving that fact because it makes Obama look bad, and
    2) Hating on poor people.
    3) Blaming Obama for this.

    You guys are officially the most disgusting pieces of humanity I’ve ever encountered. I hope this is all hyperbole and you don’t exist this way offline.

  • Mama Grizzly


    Yes, I was able to lip read it finally.

    Michelle is asking in the video: “Is that a Confederate flag?”

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  • daryl

    My griz
    your talents are simply endless, aren’t they?

  • daryl

    you open with “you horrible simpletons” and finish by
    hoping we don’t exist……. and there’s supposed to be
    something wrong with us.
    face it dude, having all the words and knowing how to string them into
    a sentence that makes sense just ain’t your forte.

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