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One in Seven Americans Lived in Poverty Last Year

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

A Census Report today showed poverty, by some measures, at its highest since the Great Depression. (Flickr/Valerie Everett)

Today, the Census Bureau announced that one in seven Americans lived in poverty last year. Reporting income and poverty statistics for 2009, the Bureau said median income did not change substantially, remaining around $49,800. But the poverty rate climbed to 14.3 from 13.2 percent. That means that during 2009, 43.6 million people lived on less than the equivalent of $21,756 for a family with two adults and two children.

[Economy1] “Last year we saw the depths of the recession, including historic losses in employment not witnessed since the Great Depression,” President Obama said in a statement in response. “[The data] illustrates just how tough 2009 was: Along with rising unemployment, incomes failed to rise for the typical household, the percentage of Americans without health insurance rose to 16.7 percent, and the percentage of Americans living in poverty increased.”

He also hailed the Recovery Act, or stimulus, programs that kept 2.3 million Americans above the poverty line.

On a call with reporters, Heidi Shierholz, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, described the statistics as “yet another reminder of the severity of the Great Recession,” which started at the end of 2007, ended sometime last year and has been followed by a sluggish recovery.

“Most simply, the labor market is the core building block of family incomes,” she said, explaining that the precipitous rise in the unemployment rate has fed the increase in poverty. “The big jumps in poverty and declines in income are no surprise, given the deterioration of the labor market.”

Between 2007 and 2009, the unemployment rate climbed from 5.8 to 9.3 percent — the biggest two-year increase on record. And economists project that the average annual unemployment rate will continue to rise through 2011 — an unprecedented four year, year-on-year increase. For that reason, Shierholz said that the poverty rate will likely increase for the next year or two as well.

The statistics contained within the report are striking. The proportion of Americans living in “deep poverty,” with incomes less than half of the poverty line, hit a record high of 6.3 percent — meaning nearly 20 million Americans live on less than $11,000 a year for a family of four. One third of black children live in poverty, and more than 20 percent of all children live in poverty. The number of people without health insurance increased for the first time ever, to 50.7 million, up more than 4 million since 2008.

The stimulus did help save more than 2 million families from poverty, and most provisions did not come into their full effect until 2010. For instance, the poverty rate declined for the elderly, whose Social Security benefits got a bump in 2009 due to an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provision. “Today’s report is ugly,” Shierholz said. “Without ARRA it would have been a lot uglier.”

The United States measures poverty by pre-tax income. Therefore, salary, wages and cash income such as unemployment insurance benefits count, but non-cash benefits like food stamps do not. (It should be noted, though, if unemployment insurance is a person’s only income, he or she falls below the poverty line.)

Many social scientists argue the government should make the poverty threshold a function of how much a family or individual spends, rather than how much they make. Say, for instance, both earners in a wealthy two-earner household lost their jobs one year. They might live off of savings, draw down their retirement accounts and take out a line of credit to keep their heads above water. But they would still count in the poverty statistics due to their lack of earnings.

The measure skews the picture in other ways, as well. Bruce Meyer, a professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, argues, “[The poverty measure] does not do a good job of capturing differences in well-being across groups. It sharply increases the poverty rate of the elderly, even though other indicators of well-being show that the elderly are better off than other groups. It reduces (at least relative to other groups) the poverty rate of children, although other measures indicate they are more disadvantaged.”

But next year, the government is making the poverty measure more nuanced — adding a supplemental poverty yardstick. The new measure will take into account cost-of-living differences across the country. It will also weigh the cost of utilities, child care and health care, and the amount of federal and state assistance, including non-cash benefits like food stamps, a person or family receives.

That measure is expected to show many more families living in impoverished conditions. Indeed, the last decade has been punishing for lower-income and working-class Americans. In Congressional testimony last year, Rebecca Blank, undersecretary for economic affairs in the Commerce Department, noted that poverty did not fall during the economic expansion of the 2000s.

“[T]he poverty rate always rises steeply during recessions, but falls during expansions,” she said. “[P]overty fell by 1.5 percentage points during the expansion of the 1980s and by almost 3 percentage points during the expansion of the 1990s. In the recession of 2001, poverty went up as anticipated, but never really came down. Rather than falling, poverty rose by eight-tenths of a percentage point during the expansion of the 2000s, so that a higher share of the population was poor in 2007 than in 2001.”

Speaking on a call with reporters today, Lawrence Katz of Harvard concurred. Calling the Census report the “most detailed look to date of the human cost and the severity of this recession,” he noted the extended decline or stall-out in real incomes for most workers.

“For the typical American family,” he said, “a decade has gone by in which real incomes have fallen, and have fallen by five percent.” He noted that only households headed by workers with professional or advanced degrees withstood the period without income declines.

“People talk about a lost decade,” he said. “We’ve already had it.”

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Gates’ call for death panels was mimicked by a September 2009 Newsweek article entitled “The Case For Killing Granny,” in which writer Evan Thomas made the case for rationing health care by denying old people treatment.

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This idea is embraced by a growing cult of climate change cult members, who are openly calling for freedom to be crushed and humans to be exterminated in the name of saving the planet.

Top environmentalist and creator of the Gaia hypothesis James Lovelock told the Guardian earlier this year that “democracy must be put on hold” to combat global warming and that “a few people with authority” should be allowed to run the planet.

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Thanks for this post, Annie. 43 million people in poverty is hard to wrap my head around. We send billions of dollars to other countries to feed and clothe their poor. I thought that charity began at home, so what are we doing to help our poor here in America?


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there’s 16 million multifamily households in that census report that dont count as being in poverty, even though its often an unemployed family moving in with an employed one…

the declining number of households hides the true figures…

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HOORAY!!

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I mean, they obviously worked, right?


HERCULE SAVINIEN
Comment posted September 17, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

COMPLEX IMPLOSION FROM WITHIN

[The Military Industrial Complex Creates Poverty]

Now, we have as stated before, been watching the weakening of the Footholds of the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex, with a great deal of interest, and had been struck by the Cavalier Attitude both the Russian Federation and the [PRC] Peoples Republic of China had been taking towards the prospect that both Footholds were to be strengthened vise being abandoned, and then the brilliance of it all came into focus, what the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex is doing was to cause the implosion from within of the State as is described in the Art of War, written by Sun Tzu meaning Master Sun in [544BC], If the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain, which Ronny Ray-Gun used to break the former [USSR] Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which became the modern day state of the Russian Federation. So, what is happening, the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex is draining the resources of the State to the point of breaking, to the point were [1/7th] One-Seventh of the Citizens of that American-Israeli Empire are now living in poverty, with the prospects of that percentage increasing rather than decreasing.

[The Cost of the Cage]

Look at the monetary facts alone, in the [1980’s] the American-Israeli Empire dollar was about on par with the British Pound Sterling on a one-for-one equality, but today, it takes a Dollar and Half to purchase One British Pound Sterling, and a Dollar and a quarter to purchase a Euro, with the Dollar in decline against both currencies, and what does that mean, it means a lot more tax’s have to be levied upon the people of the American-Israeli State, it means that money must be diverted to the maintenance of the Footholds at a higher and higher level just to keep them at their current state, and by choosing to strengthen those footholds the cost becomes even more of a drain to the resources of the State, forcing more of its citizens into poverty. The Russian Federation had gone down this road under the Stalin Theory of the maintenance of client boarder state occupation, as a buffer zone against those coming to Russia with the closed fist of war. But today Russia is developing a modern [21st] Twenty-First Century leaner meaner, rapid deployment military force, with pin-point targeting of prospective enemies, limiting the amount of its countries wealth in that pursuit.

[A Wheel Barrel of Dollars]

At what point does a State simply collapse under the weight of such a burden, what is the breaking point, is it [1/6th], [1/5th], or [1/4th] of a states population living in poverty, or is it at a lower level when it simply implodes under the weight of taxation and debt, now there is a question, Germany during [WWI] World War One, simply couldn’t afford to fight financially, a wheel barrel of money could only purchase a loaf of bread, at what point does the Dollar take a wheel barrel of that currency to purchase a loaf of bread, at what point does China and Japan simply say we can’t handle anymore of your debt. So why should the Russian Bear be concerned about having a cage built to contain it, the cost of building and maintaining let along upgrading and strengthening it will break the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex, its State, and people, while enriching the State coffers of the Chinese State, and Japanese Empire. The American Empire is bleeding itself dry, and the cage will simply fall as the Berlin Wall.

HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN


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HERCULE SAVINIEN
Comment posted September 19, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

Footholds and New Treaties, and the Sea of Change

A German Perspective

First we would recommend that everyone read the [NATO's New Strategic Concept - A German Perspective: Speech by Minister of State Werner Hoyer at the SWP] on (http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/diplo/de/Startseite.html), it is an eye opening read, the footholds are beginning a rapid slippage, both Foothold Europe and Japan are calling for new treaties, and all reference to building a cage around the Russian Federation, is out of the question to both Footholds, they what an end to the Grand Chessboard Game, and end to the confrontation with the Russian Federation and/or the [PRC] Peoples Republic of China, and they mean now, not some day, at some point down the line, but now. Any treaties signed in the past are in the past and they want new treaties, of international cooperation that are tied to the [UN] United Nations, and other organizations within any area of international confrontation. We hit a nerve when they all began to take a look at the cost of the cage being built and what its effectiveness would really be, none, but is breaking the world’s economy, at the cost of the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex.

[Who’s paying for it?]

The deal is who is going to pay for this cage around the Russian Federation and China, the answer is China, Japan, and those who are taking in American-Israeli Treasury notes, which also means future generations of their citizens not yet born will be carrying the debt of a failed Cage. When the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex wants to get bigger and strengthened it is at dollars that are in decline and with each passing day they becoming worth less, which means more Treasury Notes have to be issued, making the dollar that much more worthless, and puts more debt upon the next generations, who have more of their dollars taken, to pay for that debt, it becomes a vicious circle of lend me more, which creates more debt, an at some point the whole thing comes crashing down. The cage can’t be maintained at what ever level it is when it can’t be maintained, it can’t be strengthened, it can’t be held, it can only be abandoned, just as the Romans abandoned Adrian’s Wall, in Britain, the [USSR] Union of Soviet Socialist Republics buffer zone of states around its boarders, even in the early United States of America Ft. Kearny had to be abandoned the cost for a period was simply to high to maintain its presence within Native American Tribal areas.

[The Sea of Change]

The fact of the matter is that no nation today is going to pay for its own occupation by the American-Israeli Complex Military Industrial Complex, and treaties are not written in stone they are written on paper and often are not worth the paper that they were either written or signed upon, the Tudors and King Henry VIII signed one after another made promises one after the other for their own gain, does anyone remember the famous [PEACE IN OUR TIME] as uttered by Neil Chamberlain, no of course not its not taught in history classes. The age of FOOTHOLDS, are seen for what they really are Footholds in the sand on the edge of oceans of worlds ever change tide, and that tide has come in, and those Footholds are going to be simply washed away, by the sea of change.

HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN


sam
Comment posted September 20, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

If one in seven Americans are already living in poverty, how high could it go with 50,000 people losing their unemployment benefits each week. They have no safety net and few job prospects.
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Comment posted September 22, 2010 @ 12:36 am

Sure it's not congress spending like drunken monkeys or our new p(resident) pushing job killing legislation…or even just the anti-business attitude of most Democrats….it's Reagan…Yeah right …let's try another one moron.


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Comment posted September 22, 2010 @ 12:52 am

Here's another one too stupid to realize where the problem came from.

You a baghead? If so, it figures. If you're not, trying to defend the indefensible is a lost cause now. So who's the moron, moron?


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