Poverty up over the last 4 years. Three (3) of those years under Obama. How’s that hope and change working out America?
WASHINGTON — Working-age America is the new face of poverty.
Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the recent recession as well as single twenty-somethings still looking for jobs, the new working-age poor represent nearly 3 out of 5 poor people — a switch from the early 1970s when children made up the main impoverished group.
While much of the shift in poverty is due to demographic changes — Americans are having fewer children than before — the now-weakened economy and limited government safety net for workers are heightening the effect.
Currently, the ranks of the working-age poor are at the highest level since the 1960s when the war on poverty was launched. When new census figures for 2010 are released next week, analysts expect a continued increase in the overall poverty rate due to persistently high unemployment last year.
The government, thanks to feel-good liberal policies, has redistributed wealth to the poor and nothing has changed. Throwing money at a problem never works, yet liberals continue the failed ideology of spreading the wealth at any cost and their war on poverty has failed.
If that holds true, it will mark the fourth year in a row of increases in the U.S. poverty rate, which now stands at 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people.
America: Are you better off than you were 4 years ago? Ask Obama this in 2012.