Depends on the measure
The poorest counties in the U.S. are in Appalachia and "happen to be more than 90 percent white."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, December 1st, 2014
But also cut taxes across the board
Says Scott Walker cut "taxes for the wealthiest" and raised taxes "on 140,000 Wisconsin families."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Expansion would create some jobs, but estimates vary
"Expanding Medicaid would create 63k jobs."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
You don't if your family is big
If you work 40 hours a week at the proposed minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, "you get out of poverty."
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 8th, 2014
He takes too much credit
Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Closer to half
"Two-thirds of the people who start out in minimum wage are above the minimum wage within a year."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Crist picked the high end from one study
"Six people in Florida die as a result of (not expanding Medicaid) every day."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Uses an unofficial poverty measure
"Unemployment insurance kept more than 620,000 children out of poverty in 2012."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 13th, 2014
A word of caution about the number
"A quarter of our workers make $18,000 per year."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Percentage may have changed since data collected 18 years ago
"44% of homeless people are employed."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
It's 1 of 2
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Depends on the definition of "poor"
Says "nearly half of Oregon's children are poor."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, August 16th, 2013
Feds haven't yet tallied actual cuts
"70,000 three-year-olds and four-year-olds across America will lose access to the preschool Head Start program. ... 2,000 in the state of Florida alone."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, May 13th, 2013
Not that simple
"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Estimated range is even broader.
"Two thirds to three quarters of people without [health] insurance in Rhode Island work."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Recession, not Obama, mostly to blame
"More Hispanics have fallen into poverty under Obama."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 8th, 2012
The cost of a stamp is much less than what poor voters faced under the poll tax
Florida election officials’ requests to some residents to submit proof of citizenship is a "backdoor poll tax."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, June 7th, 2012
One Census Bureau number supports it, but it's an unofficial one
"One out of two Americans … are living either in or near poverty. That means 150 million Americans, half of us."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Economy already slumping when Obama took office
"6.4 million more Americans living in poverty under President Obama."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012