Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

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    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,

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    Four more years of crushing our wealth and job creators oughta about do it.
     
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    Surely those 1% ers can be had for some more gubmint programs.............
     
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    This is turning out to be one hell of a recovery. Disgraceful.
     
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    Democrat voters all of them
     
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    obama lied again. Thought he was for the poor? Spending more money than you get.. Oh wait..
     
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    Hispanics getting crushed.

    Now 28% live in poverty.

    But they voted for more of it.
     
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    How should we fix it?
     
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    They don't think through things as free shit and hate is what's on their minds.

    It isn't that their buying power is going down
    It isn't that Obama is corrupt
    It isn't anything

    Hell, these people live in this all over the America's...Expect more of this. This is childs play to what they will accept in a decade.

    Everyone hates conservatives and whites but we don't allow this shit to go on.
     

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