2013 April 03 Wednesday
Poverty Numbers Hit New Records In America

Think the American people are resting on their laurels? That they are too spoiled to take a hard road thru life? Think again. Millions of American people are gallantly creating more poverty.

The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s when President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the federal government's so-called War on Poverty.

Single women are rising to the challenge, getting themselves knocked up to bravely raise kids in poverty. A hard road to hoe. But that doesn't deter them. Think about the dimmer bulbs with little education, little in the way of skills, little capacity to learn. Are they intimidated by their bleak circumstances? Nope. Millions of American women who find themselves in this situation willingly descend further into a life of poverty by boldly going without birth control, hopping into bed with loser guys, and getting themselves pregnant.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2013 April 03 09:56 PM 


Comments
Calvaria said at April 4, 2013 5:30 AM:

At what point will we start neutering people on public assistance? We do it with animals at the shelter to prevent a boom in strays. And animals are at least able to take care of themselves.

Engineer-Poet said at April 4, 2013 10:13 AM:

OB/GYNs treating the indigent in many large cities used to do that, but it was declared a violation of their rights.

James Bowery said at April 4, 2013 10:36 PM:

Who are you calling "loser"? Remember, vindictive people make less money. Civilization is natural selection and don't you ever forget it, loser.

Eastside School said at April 5, 2013 2:10 AM:

And what's that racial breakdown on illegitimate births?

Mike M said at April 5, 2013 9:05 PM:

The so-called "war on poverty" was really the war on productivity with the federal government keeping the poor from rising by rewarding non-productivity and punishing productivity. Encouraging the breakdown of the family structure by makig heterosexual marriage simply another lifestyle choice and replacing the father with a paternalistic government, the liberals ramped up the poverty numbers and ensured themselves a loyal electorate.

Randall Parker said at April 6, 2013 11:04 AM:

James,

The comments on that post were pretty good, yours included.

Eastside School,

Search engines are your friends. Here's a CDC report that breaks down unmarried child bearing. Contrary to some conservative delusions over half of Hispanic births are illegitimate:

In 2010, 40.8 percent of all birthswere to unmarried women. This level compares with 33.2 percent in 2000 and 18.4 percent in 1980 (Table C). Within age groups, 88 percent of births to teenagers and 63 percent of births to women aged 20–24 were nonmarital. One in five births to women aged 30 and over were to unmarried women. The proportions of nonmarital births vary widely among population sub­ groups. In 2010, these proportions were 17 percent for API, 29 percent for non-Hispanic white, 53 percent for Hispanic, 66 percent for AIAN, and 73 percent for non-Hispanic black births.

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