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

Nov 15, 2012 | Posted by: Jim R Pickens | Full story: washington.cbslocal.com

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.

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“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#1 Nov 15, 2012
Terrible situation as poverty continues to grow in the USA, the only answer I have seen from Obama is to continue to blame the previous administration.

“People will think I'm crazy”

Since: Jan 07

Rome, Italy

#2 Nov 17, 2012
The four-day trip beginning Saturday will be the president's fourth to Asia. It comes amid unusual challenges at home, including opening discussions with lawmakers about dealing with the nation's fiscal health and a sex scandal that's roiling his national security team.


Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Nov 20, 2012
I don't want to sound cruel, but how many in poverty are there because they have too many children or spend their money on drugs?
Smith Station Panthers

Smiths Station, AL

#4 Nov 21, 2012
Columbus Native wrote:
I don't want to sound cruel, but how many in poverty are there because they have too many children or spend their money on drugs?
or find that living with the taxpayers supporting them is an acceptable way of life.

“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#5 Nov 26, 2012
It will be interesting to see just what the democrats will be willing to cut to get spending under control and prevent a record 5th years of over a trillion dollar annual deficits.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#6 Nov 27, 2012
And it will be interesting to see how many republicans will make their Golden Calves pay a little more this year? They got huge tax breaks over the past 12 years now they WILL be made to give some back. Spending cuts along with some tax increaes it's the ONLY way. If no agreements are made by the end of 2012 which I hope they don't the deficit for 2013 should be around 400 to 500 billion. Bad but still a big improvement.
Rohm

United States

#7 Nov 27, 2012
Columbus Native wrote:
And it will be interesting to see how many republicans will make their Golden Calves pay a little more this year? They got huge tax breaks over the past 12 years now they WILL be made to give some back. Spending cuts along with some tax increaes it's the ONLY way. If no agreements are made by the end of 2012 which I hope they don't the deficit for 2013 should be around 400 to 500 billion. Bad but still a big improvement.
Ha ha ha you are a dumb arse koolaid drinker if you believe that sh1t
Sven

Wellington, AL

#8 Nov 27, 2012
America voted for more poverty for all people so STFU about it.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Nov 28, 2012
Makes me higher than 2 percocets knowing that there won't be a friggin republican president for the next 4 years!
Raj at Earth

Redondo Beach, CA

#10 Jan 3, 2013
It is sad that there are 50 million poor people in America. It is also sad that there are 800 million poor people in India. It is also sad that there are 50 million poor people in Mexico. Nevertheless, these poor people are designed to train the whole lot of us, as to what the world will do for us.

How often have you helped a poor person?

Why would the people help you in your times of trouble?

What are you doing for the world?

Why should they care about your problems?
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Jan 4, 2013
The good part about the latest budget deal is that the wealthy WILL pay more. Bless their poor little pea pickin hearts.
Jaime

Carrollton, GA

#13 Jan 8, 2013
Hardly anyone I know is doing good financially.
No end in sight either, President Obama was supposed to be for the working people and things have gotten a lot worse for us.
I dont care what all the hot air heads say, the economy was much better when President Bush was in.
Druid Hill Commando

Anniston, AL

#14 Jan 8, 2013
Jaime wrote:
Hardly anyone I know is doing good financially.
No end in sight either, President Obama was supposed to be for the working people and things have gotten a lot worse for us.
I dont care what all the hot air heads say, the economy was much better when President Bush was in.
I made $38.00 less on my check this week, new year and of course brand new taxes and I am not rich, seems they're gonna tax the middle class all along. Obama is a liar
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 Jan 8, 2013
Well those who supported the Bush Cheney Iraq con artist war are now paying for this trillion dollar fiasco. Not only a trillion dollars but for the next 60 to 70 years diability payments to thousands of Iraq veterans. So those in this category are now being punished along with those innocent taxpayers who were against this war. GOOD NEWS! Chuck Hagel who believes in wars that are truly necessary, which excludes Vietnam and the second Iraq war, will most likely be the next Secretary of Defence. I still believe as many do that Bush and Cheney should be in a military prison on 23 hour lockdown for the rest of their natural lives.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Jan 9, 2013
The military and their defence contracting buddies taught us all the biggest F-cking America got and will be paying for the next 60+ years. Iraq was NO pearl harbor. Anyone who went there was going for a well paying job for themselves and not there protecting MY country. Tired of hearing these military lifers and their whinning about cut-backs.
Newbie

Newnan, GA

#19 Jan 15, 2013
All hail King Obama!
Obey his decrees!
The King shall distribute to each what the KING feels they deserve.
Pay your taxes, give to your KING riches and homage!
All hail King Obama!

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