Obamanomics in Action: More Children Live in Poverty Today Than During 2008 Recession
“More porridge, please, Mr. Obama.”
After six years of Obamanomics America is plodding through its worst recovery on record. We have the worst labor participation rate in 40 years. Poverty, welfare and food stamp programs are soaring.
And, not this…
More children today live in poverty than during the 2008 recession.
USA Today reported:
A higher percentage of children live in poverty now than did during the Great Recession, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Tuesday.
About 22% of children in the U.S. lived below the poverty line in 2013, compared with 18% in 2008, the foundation’s 2015 Kids Count Data Book reported. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Human and Health Service’s official poverty line was $23,624 for a family with two adults and two children.
“The fact that it’s happening is disturbing on lots of levels,” said Laura Speer, the associate director for policy reform and advocacy at the Casey Foundation, a non-profit based in Baltimore. “Those kids often don’t have the access to the things they need to thrive.” The foundation says its mission is to help low-income children in the U.S. by providing grants and advocating for policies that promote economic opportunity.
Again, why do Democrats hate the children?