15.9% of Americans are Labeled as Living in Poverty by the Census

The U.S. Census reports that poverty has increased in America over the last four years.

I thought that the $867 billion Stimulus and 4 years of trillion dollar deficits was supposed to improve the economy and spread the “wealth around.”

Yet, under the policies of Barack Obama, between 2010 and 2011, 2.2 more Americans joined the ranks of the impoverished.

According to 2011 ACS, about 48.5 million people or 15.9 percent of the U.S. population had income below their respective poverty level. Between 2010 and 2011,

the number of people with income below the poverty level increased by 2.2 million, while the poverty rate increased by 0.6 percentage points. This was the fourth consec- utive increase in the poverty rate, but the percentage point increase was smaller than the increases between 2008 and 2009 and between 2009 and 2010, which were 1.1 percentage points and 1.0 percentage point, respectively (see Figure 1).2  See the Census Bureau report here.

So, the question is, will a majority of Americans vote for or against their economic futures?

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