The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama’s watch, with the ranks of working-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty.
Which begs the question, isn’t it time to realize that government’s “war on poverty” measures don’t work?
Census figures for 2009 — the recession-ravaged first year of the Democrat’s presidency — are to be released in the coming week, and demographers expect grim findings.
After Democrats have been in charge of Congress for four years, AP thinks it’s “unfortunate timing” that poverty levels are the highest in five decades:
It’s unfortunate timing for Obama and his party just seven weeks before important elections when control of Congress is at stake. The anticipated poverty rate increase — from 13.2 percent to about 15 percent — would be another blow to Democrats struggling to persuade voters to keep them in power.
Sweetness and Light asks,
Have you ever noticed how the AP sees everything through the prism of how it will affect Mr. Obama or the Democrats?
Meanwhile Obama’s tap-dancing his way into trickle-down demagoguery while doing his best to cripple the economy by spending $4.4 Trillion in 31 months, onerous taxes, healthcare mandates, legislation drafted by lobbyists which “you must pass it to know what’s in it” and later “to fix it“, and incompetent takeovers of the private sector:
“If we can grow the economy faster and create more jobs, then everybody is swept up into that virtuous cycle.”
But, as Obama himself will tell you, It’s the other guy’s fault!