By Kevin “Coach” Collins
United States Census and other publically available records tell us we may be in worse shape now than most people would believe. Consider these shocking statistics.
The Census Bureau reports that in 84% of our largest metropolitan areas the percentage of “very poor” people increased during 2010.
The Census Bureau, reported the percentage of “very poor” rose 84% of America’s 360 largest metropolitan areas during 2010.
The 2.6 million people who fell into poverty in 2010 was the largest recorded increase since records were first kept in 1959.
Even the number of “poor” has risen from 11.3% in 2000 to 15.1%
During 2010 the poverty rate for children hit 22%.
In at least 314 American counties at least 30% of children live with daily food insecurity.
School lunch programs are an indispensible part of the daily food intake for more than 20 million children.
Over 45 million Americans live off food stamps.
Since the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007 the number of people on food stamps has jumped 74%.
Current projections say that approximately 50% of all American children will on food stamps at some point before he or she reaches 18.
When Medicaid was originated in 1965 just one of every 50 people depended on it. Today with 50 million enrollees Medicaid covers one in every six people.
One in six Americans now depends on some kind of federal anti-poverty program.
Food pantries and soup kitchens are serving 46% more Americans just since 2006.
There may be as many as 500,000 American children who are homeless in our country today.
These numbers are very sobering and remind us that because of Obama and his Party the incessant whining of the Left that “We are all just one paycheck away from being homeless or hungry” seems to be bearing down on us. From Day One Obama has been rocking America’s “boat” trying to capsize our economy. This guy meant business when he said he wanted to fundamentally transform America.
One year from today all campaigning will be over. By then it will be too late. Roll up your sleeves, we have work to do.
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