US poverty rate at 15 percent in 2011, record number of poor persists

  • Article by: HOPE YEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 12, 2012 - 5:22 PM
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whodotcomSep. 12, 12 9:43 AM

Thanks to Ted Kennedy and other "progressive thinkers" the US has imported poverty at a rate of about 1,000,0000 per year for a 30-year total of 30,000,0000 to compete with US citizends for jobs, wages, benefits and social services. You can thank both political parties for this demographic mess for their pathetic actions over the past 30-years on US Immigration policy.

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yomammySep. 12, 12 9:59 AM

The war on Poverty has been about as successful as the war on drugs. In 1959 the rate went from 23% down to about 13% in the late 1960's....and from there is has stabilized between 13-15% since....with a total price tag for the war between 1960 and today being around 11 trillion dollars. This is a self perpetuating rat hole and until we stop spending money for people to sit at home, fathers to stay away from families or women having several children out of wedlock, we can’t solve the problem

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EleanoreSep. 12, 1210:00 AM

Immigraion policy is a minor component of the misuse of authority, very minor. the real culprit is the tax and regulatory polieies that make outsourcing labor more attractive than retaining the jobs and national security that comes with them here. We need to smelt more of our own steel, build with more of our own lumber and concrete, and enter the electronodigitalsphere on devices made and designed in america. A missuse of tarriffs, regulations, and tax code to favor corporate profits rather than domestic growth in jobs and opportunities for americans is the root of this poverty statistic. You should bring education into it too but that will confuse people.

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citypersonSep. 12, 1210:15 AM

Thank you Republicans for pushing the Glass-Steagal act and allowing the banks to gamble our money. Not their money, but our money. And big round of thanks to Bush for stating he would lead us to a homeowner's society. Let's not forget Newt who lobbied for Freddie. Another round of kudos to Republicans for shipping our jobs oversees since the Nixon administration. Job well done! I almost forgot about the treasonist tax havens. Thank you, Republicans.

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dflpartySep. 12, 1210:18 AM

Please do some reporting and give the readers a little more information. Ask some questions like: How is the "poverty rate" actually determined What is the amount of state and federal $ given to each and is that included in determining if someone is above or below the line? Are these people all covered by state or federal health programs medicaid on Minn Care? What about housing subsidies, are those included? The average taxpayer has these questions when we are being told that we are not paying enough.

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jepop90Sep. 12, 1210:30 AM

If it were up to the GOP they'd have 80% of the population in poverty. Their goal is to make us a cold Mexico.

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rockoftruthSep. 12, 1210:50 AM

Would it have been to much to ask if all of the stimulas money spent a bit could have gone to the poor. This Democratic administration sure is watching my back or are they picking my pocket.

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randrworksSep. 12, 1211:15 AM

Another record under Obama's watch. Spin it however you want, but in the end it's who's running the ship and Obama's ship is sinking and has been for a very long time.

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roadtoruinSep. 12, 1211:47 AM

Yeah libs, your war on povety sure has been one smashing success.

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smithawSep. 12, 1211:57 AM

Eleabore - "the real culprit is the tax and regulatory polieies that make outsourcing labor more attractive than retaining the jobs and national security that comes with them here. A missuse of tarriffs, regulations, and tax code to favor corporate profits rather than domestic growth in jobs and opportunities for americans is the root of this poverty statistic". Outscourcing is more attractive, tax code favor corporate profits; are you serious? Nice root cause analysis - The root cause is TOO much government regulation and the highest corporate tax rate in the world (that's favoring business?). What would have companies do? Keep production here and go bankrupt? That solution would provide zero jobs. The cost of regulation takes $2 trillion annually out of the market. What do you say - let's provide Obama 4 more years to put up more energy independence roadblocks, create more market uncertainty, a more powerful EPA (I missed the Congressional legislation that allowed the EPA to regulate CO2, oh that's right, there was none).

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