Statements about Poverty
"We have more women living in poverty in this state than almost anywhere else."
Nearly 40 percent of his McAllen-area constituents suffer from obesity.
"78702 is the second-most gentrified ZIP code in the entire country."
Says 97 percent of food stamp benefits "are paid in the proper amounts to people who are really eligible."
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
"The poverty level in" the Dallas school district "is one of the highest in the country, higher than New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit and Newark."
"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."
"While (Barack) Obama preaches ‘we are our brother’s keeper,’ his brother and aunt live in real poverty in Kenya."
"6.4 million more Americans living in poverty under President Obama."
Says Barack Obama has played over 90 rounds of golf as president.
Says King Street Patriots held a fundraiser featuring an author who believes that registering the poor to vote is un-American.
Says the main Central Texas food bank is delivering 50 percent more food to the poor than three years ago.
Says one out of three U.S. homeless men is a veteran.
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