Statements about Poverty

"Some of these members of the House of Representatives get hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies" but want to cut food stamps.

Without a Medicaid expansion, 275,000 more Ohioans could be getting their primary care in emergency rooms, costing "everybody a lot of money."

"When George Bush became president of the United States, 17 million people were in poverty. When he left, 30 million people were in poverty."

Says food stamp growth, while high, lagged the rise in unemployment.

Lorain "is the poorest urban school district in the state of Ohio."

Says that Rep. Betty Sutton "would rather riot with Occupy (Wall Street) than stand up for Ohio families."

"99.97 percent of the kids live in poverty that attend Cleveland public schools."

"The poorest in this country are women."

"More than half of the people on food stamps today are children."

Attacks on Planned Parenthood "come at a time when the poverty rate among women is the highest in nearly two decades and 1 in 5 women under 65 don’t have access to health care."

"Seventy of Ohio's 88 counties now have more than 25 percent of their residents eligible for emergency food."

"To give a sense of how families are struggling, a record four out of every 10 school kids in Ohio now qualifies for subsidized lunch."

A bill to save teacher jobs is completely paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.

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