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Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected
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You asked for it.....You got it.......Obama

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/1...-affected/

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.

New figures released by the Census Bureau this week found a spike in poverty numbers last year, going from 49 million in 2010 to 49.7 million last year. The numbers may come as a surprise to Congress, which estimated in September that the poverty rate would drop to 46.2 million. One of the most startling findings showed that almost 20 percent of American children continue to live in poverty.

The Associated Press reports that the new figures are based on an updated formula devised by the Census Bureau to help give the government a better understanding for how to use safety-net programs.

The numbers found that Hispanics and people living in urban areas had a higher chance of struggling to make it financially. Poverty among full-time and part-time workers also saw a jump from its 2010 numbers.

Based on the formula implemented by the Census Bureau, California tops the list as the sate most likely to bring about poverty. The top five is rounded out by the District of Columbia, Arizona, Florida and Georgia.

“We’re seeing a very slow recovery, with increases in poverty among workers due to more new jobs which are low-wage,” Timothy Smeeding, a University of Wisconsin-Madison economist who specializes in poverty, told The Associated Press. “As a whole, the safety net is holding many people up, while California is struggling more because it’s relatively harder there to qualify for food stamps and other benefits.”

Adults in the age groups of 18 to 64 and 65 and older saw spikes in their poverty rates. Hispanics and Asians saw greater spikes than white people, according to the statistics. Black people saw a slight decrease in poverty, but still have a rate of 25.7 percent.
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Pocketprotector;42226 Wrote:You asked for it.....You got it.......Obama

Nope. Let's review:

"It took Bush and the Republicans 8 years to screw things up this badly so it's going to take Obama a lot more than 4 years to fix it."

And then there's:

"It's easy to see why things are getting worse when the republicans keep blocking everything Obama tries to get done. They should respect the will of the people and step aside so Obama can fix this mess."

No way Obama is going to take the blame for anything.
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I wonder if this is what it felt like to live during FDR's administration.
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thebearpack;42232 Wrote:
Pocketprotector;42226 Wrote:You asked for it.....You got it.......Obama

"It's easy to see why things are getting worse when the republicans keep blocking everything Obama tries to get done. They should respect the will of the people and step aside so Obama can fix this mess."

No way Obama is going to take the blame for anything.

Exactly.

The only way to stop the 'blame republicans' mantra is for republicans to step aside, and let the democrats do EVERYTHING they want without opposition.

The only problem with that, is the ramifications are terrifying.
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Camper;42239 Wrote:Exactly.

The only way to stop the 'blame republicans' mantra is for republicans to step aside, and let the democrats do EVERYTHING they want without opposition.

The only problem with that, is the ramifications are terrifying.

It worked for the GOP in 2004. You control all 3, you have no one to blame.

Shelf life ~ 2 years.
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doubletap99;42292 Wrote:
Camper;42239 Wrote:Exactly.

The only way to stop the 'blame republicans' mantra is for republicans to step aside, and let the democrats do EVERYTHING they want without opposition.

The only problem with that, is the ramifications are terrifying.

It worked for the GOP in 2004. You control all 3, you have no one to blame.

Shelf life ~ 2 years.

Do you want an AWB with no sunset? How about taxes going up for everyone making $50,000.00 and up? How about regulations on the size of the car you can drive, the number of miles you can commute or the number of miles you can drive your car in a year? Those are things that we could see if the big O gets the House and Senate.
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The GOP's job is to block everything. I could care less if the MSM gets their cunt in a wad over it.

In fact, it thrills me that they do.
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billamj;42297 Wrote:Do you want an AWB with no sunset?

Duh...

If I wanted that, I would have voted for Romney.
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doubletap99;42327 Wrote:
billamj;42297 Wrote:Do you want an AWB with no sunset?

Duh...

If I wanted that, I would have voted for Romney.

That's what you'd get with your ~ 2 year shelf life.
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billamj;42330 Wrote:That's what you'd get with your ~ 2 year shelf life.

Well you need to speak to the GOP about it then.

They're on the verge of being extinct and irrelevant. The opposition has all the momentum, and they're still arguing about (and mostly not understanding) why they lost the election.

And threads like this (growing 47%/handouts) only point to more dem votes in the future.
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