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All Fact-checks for Poverty
stated on February 27, 2023 in An address at the White House
“We cut Black child poverty in half in 2021 because of the child tax credit.”
stated on February 7, 2023 in his State of the Union address
"Studies show that children who go to preschool are nearly 50% more likely to finish high school and go on to earn a two- or four-year degree, no matter their background they came from."
stated on August 29, 2022 in a speech in Albany, Ga.
The child tax credit passed under President Joe Biden “has helped 97% of the families with children who are living in poverty.”
stated on November 17, 2021 in TV interview
“In Wisconsin, we have 50% of the population paying 50%, 60%, 70%, sometimes 80% for their housing.”
stated on October 30, 2021 in TV interview
“If you’re a low-wage worker and you’re single and don’t have children, we’re literally taxing you into poverty."
The Gateway Pundit
stated on October 17, 2021 in a headline
Democrats “manufactured votes from low income voters to steal the battleground states.”
stated on September 28, 2021 in a Facebook post
“The Democrats want you American taxpayers to shell out $3 billion for ‘non-racist’ trees.”
stated on August 29, 2021 in a speech
“It is a result of the $300 per month that working parents are now receiving for their young children that we have reduced childhood poverty in the United States by 50%.”
stated on May 5, 2021 in remarks
After the American Rescue Plan’s food and nutrition assistance, “hunger is already sharply down in the United States.”
stated on February 28, 2021 in a speech at CPAC
HR 1 “automatically registers every welfare recipient to vote.”
stated on February 15, 2021 in a post on Facebook
“If you make $50,000/year, $36 of your taxes goes to food stamps. $4,000 goes to corporate subsidies.”
stated on February 5, 2021 in an interview on CBS
“If you're making less than $15 an hour, you're living below the poverty wage.”
stated on December 9, 2020 in an interview
Says Raphael Warnock has "said we need to open up the prisons" and "eliminate cash bail."
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
stated on September 8, 2020 in an ad
Says that to help people in need during the coronavirus pandemic, Mike Garcia said: "Everyone should have to figure out how to fend for themselves."
stated on July 14, 2018 in posts on the Internet
A post comparing two construction workers — “Joe legal” and “Jose illegal” — says “Jose” pays no taxes yet gets free medical care, food stamps, welfare, and 'head of the class' priority for his children in applying for college.
stated on February 19, 2020 in a debate
“Mike Bloomberg owns more wealth than the bottom 125 million Americans.”
stated on February 19, 2020 in a State of the State Address
"Back in 2005, when we did that first point-in-time count, there were over 188,000 thousand people that were deemed homeless in the state of California. … That’s 35,000 more than we have today.”
stated on December 9, 2019 in an interview published by The Root
Says that in South Bend, Ind., the "black poverty fell by more than half on my watch."
stated on October 8, 2019 in a radio interview
Says California has "30% or a third of the country’s people living at or below the poverty level."
stated on October 2, 2019 in a newspaper
Millionaires are eligible for food stamps, but "Donald Trump came along and decided to put a stop to it."
Fact-checking Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker in Georgia's Senate race
By Louis Jacobson • November 4, 2022
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By Jon Greenberg • July 14, 2021
Joe Biden’s plan to cut child poverty by half: What you need to know
By Louis Jacobson • February 25, 2021
Latest promises about Poverty
Give disadvantaged communities 40% of spending benefits related to clean energy
Expand the earned income tax credit
Expand the YouthBuild program, a youth education and housing program.
Double U.S. spending on foreign aid to $50 billion a year by 2012
Establish 'Promise Neighborhoods' for areas of concentrated poverty