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Income Redistribution: Federal Spending Up, and So Is Poverty

We finally found an instance in which Obama administration numbers add up. Unfortunately, we mean it literally -- they really add UP. In 2009 -- or, as we call it, the Early Dark Ages -- newly elected Barack Obama claimed that his $800 billion stimulus would reduce the number of Americans living in poverty by two million. Specifically, he promised his plan would "help poor and working Americans pull themselves into the middle class in a way we haven't seen in nearly 50 years." Besides being dead wrong on that account, in the first two years of Obama's presidency, the number of Americans living in poverty rose by 2.6 million. According to the Census Bureau in 2009, 43.6 million Americans were living below the poverty line. Jump ahead to 2011 and the number climbs to 46.2 million.

And that's not all. During the same period, the number of Americans on food stamps rose from 31.9 million to more than 47.6 million, which, as CNS News points out, represents a 49.3 percent increase and brings the number of food-stamp recipients in the U.S. to more than the entire population of Spain.

In many cases, numbers "adding up" is a good thing, but when they add up to nearly 50 million Americans living in poverty under this administration, there's nothing good about that.

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Comments

1.
Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - February 22, 2013, 5:47 pm
Mayve I should lock this one before some obama supporter blames it on Bush.
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emilygComment by emilyg - February 22, 2013, 5:58 pm
It's change - not good but change. He has us going to hell.
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CajunWin4Comment by CajunWin4 - February 22, 2013, 11:29 pm
Welcome to Barry's Nation of its not my fault ... It time people stop depending on the Goverment and become self sufficient and reliant . Barry sheep will be having some very hard times in the Near Future ! No more Freebies ...
4.
sully16Comment by sully16 - February 23, 2013, 7:25 am
Be prepared
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rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - February 23, 2013, 8:37 am
Poverty levels aren't considered important standards of success unless a Republican is in office.
If a Republican is in office and they're high it's a crisis and all hell breaks loose with the media.
If a Democrat's in office, the media couldn't care less.
In fact, they'll bury any mention of it.
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Comment by Think - February 23, 2013, 10:53 am
Oooh this person isn't taking care of themselves...lets get the money from this other person who IS taking care of themselves...oh...now we have two people who cant take care of themselves...where can we tax more from to take care of person number 2...hmmm
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Comment by GASMETERGUY - February 23, 2013, 1:01 pm
Good thinking, Think. You have summarized the situation very well.
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - February 23, 2013, 7:20 pm
Well, he got what he wanted. All his sheeple under his wing, but wait until the mountain stats to crumble. Ooops NO More Freebies... I wonder what they'll be humming then...!!!

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