More than Forty Percent of American Children Are Living in Poverty | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

More than Forty Percent of American Children Are Living in Poverty

A January 2015 report from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health reveals that forty four percent of children (those under 18) are living in de facto poverty. The Federal Government issues an artificially low annual official poverty level that radically understates the real level of US poverty. For 2015 the official level of poverty for a family of four, for example, is roughly an income $24,000 a year or less. This is for a family with 2 adults and 2 children.

The government likes to make a distinction between “poor” and “low income” but this is just a semantic game to try and hide the true level of economic deprivation Washington is willing to inflict on millions of children in order to avoid comprehensive welfare reform and realistic taxation polices directed at Wall Street and the 1 percent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember, when you step into that voting booth the next time, that elections are not won by the votes of We the People anymore; any candidate running has been thoroughly vetted for what they will give the major corporations through legislation which favors them, in return for overt and covert contributions to their campaigns.

Elections are simply a Kabuki-like exercise to give people the very real illusion that they are somewhat in control of their future, when they absolutely are not, during this time of complete corporate control over the American government.

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