Statements about Poverty
"When my grandfather came to this country back in 1925, there were no government benefits."
"Since President Obama took full control of Washington," every day, 13,000 more people "have been put on food stamps."
Says an Obama administration policy prohibits people who work with at-risk youth from promoting marriage as a way to avoid poverty.
As a result of welfare reform, "poverty levels went down to the lowest level ever for ... African-American children."
"Oregon’s per capita income is 9 percent below the national average and getting worse. This is a state that’s actually getting poorer."
"We have one of the highest percentages per capita of nonprofits in this state of any state in the union."
"Rhode Island is leading our nation in foreclosures."
Says King Street Patriots held a fundraiser featuring an author who believes that registering the poor to vote is un-American.
"Speaker Gingrich has said that we ought to get rid of our child labor laws."
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making voting more difficult by closing Department of Motor Vehicles offices where "low-income voters" live.
People can use food stamps "for anything," including "to go to Hawaii," and even millionaires can qualify.
"Eighty-five percent . . . of Rhode Island tax returns that were filed for the year 2010 . . . were from individuals who earned $30,000 or less."
In Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama’s policies have increased unemployment 19 percent, led to the loss of 37,900 manufacturing jobs, and left 189,000 more people in poverty.
The largest number of gamblers are "from the poorest segments of the population."
"More than half of the people on food stamps today are children."
Under President Barack Obama, "more Americans are in poverty ... than at any time since the Census Bureau began keeping records on it over 50 years ago."
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."
Says the main Central Texas food bank is delivering 50 percent more food to the poor than three years ago.
"New Jersey's poverty rate has increased since this governor took office and the number of New Jerseyans without health insurance has risen."
The 9-9-9 plan "does not raise taxes on those that are making the least."
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