Latinos Sure Know How To Pick A President

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Latinos voted 71% vs. 27% to re-elect President Obama.

    Latinos poverty rates climbed to 28 percent after the census reconfigured its algorithm to take into account medical costs and government programs. The Hispanic poverty level rose after the government took into account safety-net programs such as food stamps and housing, which have lower participation among immigrants and non-English speakers.

    "These figures are timely given the looming expiration of two key measures that account for part of these programs' large antipoverty impact: federal emergency unemployment insurance and improvements in refundable tax credits" such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, said Arloc Sherman, a senior researcher at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal-leaning think-tank. "Letting these measures expire at year's end could push large numbers of families into poverty."

    Overall, the ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on the new census measure.

    Based on the revised formula, the number of poor people exceeded the 49 million, or 16 percent of the population, who were living below the poverty line in 2010.

    Due to medical expenses, higher living costs and limited immigrant access to government programs, people 65 or older, Hispanics and urbanites were more likely to be struggling economically under the alternative formula. Also spiking higher in 2011 was poverty among full-time and part-time workers.

    The portrait of poverty broken down by state notably changed. California tops the list, hurt by high housing costs, large numbers of immigrants as well as less generous tax credits and food stamp programs to buoy low-income families.

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  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    I hope their poverty rate doubles. They'll have only themselves to blame.

  3. California has the country's 4th highest per-capita tax burden, yet has largest budget deficit and worst credit rating... and the country's largest population of illegals.

    -- From the mid-1980s to 2005, California's population grew by 10 million: Medicaid recipients soared by seven million, but tax filers paying income taxes rose by just 150,000.
  4. So our taxes go up to pay for this?

    Adn they wonder why there are secession petitions?
  5. pspr


    It seems like those on welfare, foodstamps, etc. are happy with their lives and will just stay there for the rest of their lives. Make a little money in the underground trade and collect a government check. Beats living poor in Mexico.
  6. Sounds like experience talking.
  7. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    And yet Ricter would have you believe the state is bankrupt because it funds transfer payments to "broke red states".
  8. exGOPer


    And still they manage to feed the Con leeches in red states who whine but are unwilling to pay for their own welfare.
  9. pspr