Another Obama Accomplishment – 3 Million More Kids Live In Poverty


Here’s something that should definitely be included in the presidential library of Barack Obama – 3 million more American children are living in poverty than when he took office. That’s 22% of children in America. No Democrats will tell us they have to pass even more horrible laws that will screw up the economy even more in order to help all of these kids.

Ever since President Obama took office, the poverty rate among children has soared to 22 percent, with three million more children living in poor conditions, according to an authoritative new report released Tuesday.

The 2015 “KIDS COUNT” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundationsaid that the percentage of children living in poverty jumped from 18 percent in 2008, the year Obama was elected, to 22 percent in 2013. It added that the rate dropped from 2012 to 2013, in line with the improving economy.

Among minority children and in some states, especially the South, however, the situation is dire. (Read More)

This chart shows how dire it is:

child poverty chart