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Census survey says Ohio poverty rate declined | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 18 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 16, 2010, titled Census survey says Ohio poverty rate declined | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

As food-stamp rolls surged by 21 percent in Ohio last year, the U.S. Census says that the number of people living in poverty dropped by 0.4 percent - or 31,000 people.

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Big Hank

Cleveland, OH

#1 Sep 16, 2010
Not buying it. Stats are something you can twist to fit your needs, regardless of what those needs may be. I'll bet they are hoping that that extra $100 they kicked to all of our welfare recipients a month or so ago will make next year's numbers even better!!
Southern Ohio Scioto Co

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Sep 16, 2010
I live close to where Strickland comes from and I guarantee you that the Poverty rate is the highest in the state. Maybe it wasn't when he was here but since he has been gone (the four years) the poverty rate has doubled. Send money home Daddy Strickland we are hungry here in Scioto County, Ohio. You do remember where you came from don't you? Duck Run. That is where Roy Rogers was born and raised. Welcome back home daddy.
Tulsa

Edison, NJ

#3 Sep 16, 2010
I worked for the Census. In NO field was there a question about income levels -- NOTHING!

Where are they getting these statistics?

That being said, jobs in this area -- Southeastern Ohio -- are few and far between. There are none in my home county, unless you count the food factories -- yes, that's what they are -- that pay little and treat employees like a dime-a-dozen expense, not assets.

The college degree I worked for -- and am still paying for -- isn't worth much in a factory.
CMH Girl

Chillicothe, OH

#4 Sep 16, 2010
Is "Proverty" a word?
Topper

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 16, 2010
These are people who took cuts in pay and/or hours, but refuse to give up their cellphones, cable TV service, season game tickets etc.....

Or they're illegals who sign up under several names
the truth

Greenbrier, AR

#6 Sep 16, 2010
Obama lies
Americans die
Libs lie frredom dies
DNC lies gandma dies
cap and tax lies US jobs die
Ted lies million of Ohio jobs die
Obama million man math lies we all die
Amanda

Columbus, OH

#7 Sep 16, 2010
CMH Girl wrote:
Is "Proverty" a word?
LOL! I was just wondering the same thing! And in a headline....shame, shame....
Gomez

Columbus, OH

#8 Sep 16, 2010
No doubt the economy is in a rut right now and that affects a lot of people. BUT, I note that the more the government spends to "fight poverty", the greater the need is. This seems counter-intuitive until one analyzes the situation. The greater the safety net, the greater the
government's "assisting" the poor, the more people that are poor. Perhaps it has something, at least in part, to do with initiative; with an effort to better one's situation. The stats are clear that with the current 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, many people can't find work until the 99th week approaches, then miraculously a job pops up. And a number of folks 60 and older seem content on riding the unemployment benefits (plus thier spouses income) to their retirement and receipt of social security....so why bother to try to work? Fact is, there is a lot of disincentive in our socitey to find work and instead sit back and take advantage of the many government and private social programs to "help" the "poor". Food stamps, unemployment comp, free medical care, free housing (or subsidized depending on income), free lunches, food pantrys, free clothing handouts.....and the list goes on. I don't like to be uncharitable, but if people were confronted with true hardship, you can bet they would find a way to find a job.
Wendy

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 16, 2010
Don't beleive all these statistics about poverty and those who make a living helping the poor. Hell, their jobs depend on having a lot of poor to help. So the operators of food banks will always find that there is great need. They don't want to put themselves out of a job.
What a news rag

Roy, WA

#10 Sep 16, 2010
Look at this headline..they spell povetry wrong.

I do feel poorer for reading this trash paper..but hey..it's free online.

From the owners charging to much for a regular paper to them deleting

your posts if they don't like them...this is a 2nd class paper all the way

around. Here Pluto...wiz on this paper.

Editor Free Thought
How much

Roy, WA

#11 Sep 16, 2010
If you quit working the streets & bars...look how many people would loose their jobs.
Wendy wrote:
Don't beleive all these statistics about poverty and those who make a living helping the poor. Hell, their jobs depend on having a lot of poor to help. So the operators of food banks will always find that there is great need. They don't want to put themselves out of a job.
Hank

Fort Thomas, KY

#12 Sep 16, 2010
1 in 7 Americans lives in poverty today . Approximately 52 million without health insurance and the Unemployed keeps climbing in numbers . While the Barons and Wall Street Journal Magazines reports an increase in Billionaires and Multimillionaires in America . Something isn't working ... Capitalism or Socialism you figure it out ! Ohio is really hurting and ranks in the bottom half of all the States . Oh yes , The Third World Countries also are reporting an increase in billionaires and millionaires ....LOL There has to be many of workers and folks on the bottom to make up for all those folks on the top . That's Life !
Wendy

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 16, 2010
Topper wrote:
These are people who took cuts in pay and/or hours, but refuse to give up their cellphones, cable TV service, season game tickets etc.....
Or they're illegals who sign up under several names
Absolutely true Topper. I know of several people who are really "hurting" economically, but there is no way they will get rid of their cell phones or cable TV or even opt for cheaper plans. In the meantime, I still have my $42,000 a year job, but manage to have an inexpensive cell phone and minimal cable. Yes, the difference is that we pay for our luxeries with our own money and opt for less costly plans so there will be money for other things. We should probably blow all our money then plead poverty so we can get some government benefits.
Wendy

Columbus, OH

#14 Sep 16, 2010
More government aid is not the answer to helping the poor......encouraging them and helping them to get better educations and training are the types of things that are needed.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#15 Sep 16, 2010
I bet deportation could reduce the poverty rate.

It's disingenuous to lament the poverty rate while allowing millions of illegal aliens to remain.
the truth

Greenbrier, AR

#17 Sep 17, 2010
The poverty level is at its highest thanks to the dems and their pay to play kill jobs, freedom, and the USA
Firestorm

Groveport, OH

#18 Sep 17, 2010
Gomez wrote:
No doubt the economy is in a rut right now and that affects a lot of people. BUT, I note that the more the government spends to "fight poverty", the greater the need is. This seems counter-intuitive until one analyzes the situation. The greater the safety net, the greater the
government's "assisting" the poor, the more people that are poor. Perhaps it has something, at least in part, to do with initiative; with an effort to better one's situation. The stats are clear that with the current 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, many people can't find work until the 99th week approaches, then miraculously a job pops up. And a number of folks 60 and older seem content on riding the unemployment benefits (plus thier spouses income) to their retirement and receipt of social security....so why bother to try to work? Fact is, there is a lot of disincentive in our socitey to find work and instead sit back and take advantage of the many government and private social programs to "help" the "poor". Food stamps, unemployment comp, free medical care, free housing (or subsidized depending on income), free lunches, food pantrys, free clothing handouts.....and the list goes on. I don't like to be uncharitable, but if people were confronted with true hardship, you can bet they would find a way to find a job.
You are right when you say there are those that take advantage of the welfare system. However, there are people that really need the help. A relative works 12 hours a day to support her family. She has three stents in her heart and needs two more. She can't afford to quit work so she will probably just keel over at work. She has never taken welfare and she just lost her home to foreclosure because of the actions of unscrupulous people and that includes the people we elected to represent us. While she can't get help we are giving welfare to several immigrant groups. I guess I don't quite understand why the Dems appear to think the people of this country should get nothing from its tax dollars and why the imports deserve almost everything. Read Forbes Magazine regarding President Obama's hostility to American business, it is a real eyeopener!
anidea

Vermilion, OH

#19 Sep 17, 2010
Tulsa- The Census Bureau is responsible for a lot of population-related research besides the decennial census that I presume you worked on. If you go to their website ( census.gov ) you'll be able to see the various reports they provide and check out the methodology of each.

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