It turns out that when the government says X% of Americans are living below the poverty line, they mean before the $ 6 trillion in yearly Federal State local and private charity is delivered!! So this means after we address poverty in America there is no poverty left!! The liberal hides this because in his perfect ignorance the more welfare the better!! Moreover , the more people the liberal puts on welfare the fewer who will work. This is multiplied when the liberal lets in 15 million illegals who take jobs, when the liberal unions drive million 20 million jobs offshore, and when the liberal causes a huge recession by granting mortgages to those to who the Republican free market would not grant them.