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“We will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth” — Barack Obama, June 3, 2008

Either that or we’d swirl straight down the crapper. Guess which one happened…

In 2012, Obama should update his slogan to “Hope & (can you spare some) change“:

More Americans were living below the poverty line in 2010 than at any other recorded point in American history, new government data show.

In the first full year after the recession that ran from 2007 to 2009, 46.2 million people fell below the poverty line. That marks the fourth straight year of increases, and the highest number recorded by the government in 52 years of collecting data, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

Michelle M. features a chart with a disturbing, but non entirely shocking, trend.

The number of people without health insurance is rising as well, and the number of people on food stamps has ballooned out of control.

For the Obama administration, this is nothing that can’t be solved by “raising taxes on the rich,” giving billions more to union bosses and extending unemployment beyond two years.

Comments

9 Responses to “More Americans Living Below Poverty Line in 2010 Than Any Other Point in Recorded History, and Other Signs That the Stimulus Worked”

  1. SignPainterGuy on September 13th, 2011 3:53 pm

    "Either that or we`d swirl straight down the crapper." Yep, and it`s a "Two Flusher" !

    Isn`t "the # of people on food stamps" also at a record high ? Thus prompting the addition to the long list of monikers, "The Food Stamp pResident" !

    Something else I`ve noticed, the last 3 dim presidents have had multiple "Baghdad Bobs" with this one having a sycophant-spinner on every street corner !

  2. Hyperfobea on September 13th, 2011 4:24 pm

    Yes we can't!

  3. redgypsy on September 13th, 2011 5:03 pm

    New bumper sticker for the coming election:
    NoBama 2012
    "Hope and (can you spare some) Change!!"

  4. Granny55 on September 13th, 2011 5:12 pm

    The ones that made out like bandits with the stimulus were the female monkeys that got free pot to smoke to see how it affected their menstrual cycles.

  5. SignPainterGuy on September 13th, 2011 7:24 pm

    Yeah, but it made them so dumb, they tried to trade them for Hondas ! ;-)

  6. Obamanomics: US Poverty Rate Swells » Pirate's Cove on September 13th, 2011 9:43 pm

    [...] Lonely Conservative has more, as does Doug Powers and Michelle [...]

  7. maladroit on September 13th, 2011 10:47 pm

    How about editing it down to fit a bumper sticker:
    HOPE you can spare some CHANGE

    No more bad-mouthing Barry, folks: http://www.attackwatch.com/
    These dudes will turn yo' azzes in to the WH!!!

  8. VaGal on September 14th, 2011 12:41 am

    Or as Obama calls it: "Success!"

  9. VaGal on September 14th, 2011 12:45 am

    Gee, isn't this the kind of stuff they said "Bushitler" was doing? Who knew they were just projecting?

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