January 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm #5890
1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.*
2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.*
3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.
4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.
5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.
6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.**
7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.
8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.
9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.
10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.January 27, 2015 at 1:38 pm #5892
And sadly, none of that matters.
As we have seen right here, low information voters will not be swayed by facts.
Even if handed them.January 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm #5896
See if that .47% aligns with what the government says it spends, which is 9%, or 18x the claim of the deceptive article.
What’s interesting and sad is that 23% goes to pensions. A fourth of what the government rakes in goes to paying government workers who don’t work.January 27, 2015 at 4:59 pm #5897
Such a good little christian.January 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm #5898
A fourth of what the government rakes in goes to paying government workers who don’t work.
Yet another assertion insupportable by fact.January 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm #5900
A good Christian is supposed to believe a lying article? Prove your numbers. At least prove the .47%.January 27, 2015 at 5:55 pm #5901missing_kskdParticipant
Like you actually know anything.January 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm #5902
Or are even interested in knowing anything.January 27, 2015 at 6:16 pm #5903missing_kskdParticipant
Doesn’t pay attention to government programs.
Funny how that works isn’t it?January 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm #5904BroadwayParticipant
Reasons for homelessness from my perspective having been around the community for 12 years….
No jobs/can’t get jobs
Catastrophic health/life decision/event
No family support for backup housing
There are many more but these are the majors.January 27, 2015 at 7:38 pm #5905
According to F&B it’s laziness.
But what I’ve learned from experience is that the people that bitch the most about paying taxes, welfare, etc, are usually the ones not paying any taxes. They’re just bitching becuase they suck as human beings.
And Broadway, you need to include in your list young mothers forced to give birth. There’s no bigger cause of poverty than a woman who has a baby she can’t pay for.January 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm #5914
The government website says welfare is 9% of what the government spends. Vitalogy and his article say it’s a mere .47%.
Is the government website lying, or is vitalogy using Fox News as his source?
So who or what got “busted”?January 27, 2015 at 11:07 pm #5916jr_techParticipant
“The government website”
link, please.January 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm #5917
I linked it previously, but the 9% was projected. The actual outlay for welfare in 2014 was 11%, which is more than 22 times what vitalogy says it is, but why should facts get in the way?January 27, 2015 at 11:27 pm #5918jr_techParticipant
I don’t believe that is an official government website.
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