Figures – AP Blames The GOP For The Biggest Spike In Poverty Since The 60’s

Poverty spiked under his watch, but according to the AP, it's not his fault.

Poverty spiked under his watch, but according to the AP, it’s not his fault.

Poverty in the United States is at its highest level since the war on poverty began decades ago. So, who does the AP blame? Republicans, of course. You would almost think they made the sequester retroactive.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the number of Americans below the poverty levels are at numbers not seen since the mid-1960s when President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the federal government’s so-called War on Poverty (which didn’t work).

In January, nearly 50 million Americans — one in six — were living below the income line that defines poverty, according to the bureau. A family of four that earns less than $23,021 a year is listed as living in poverty.  The Census bureau said 20 percent of the country’s children are poor.

Of course the AP, which covered this news suggested that the higher poverty levels were because of :

billions in federal government spending cuts [that will] begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. They are hitting as the U.S. slowly climbs out of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Yep…that horrible sequester of 2013 the biggest world-wide disaster since the December 2012 Mayan Apocalypse:

Read the whole thing. It isn’t just the AP either, I read several articles from other news outlets that basically said the same thing.