Eight Million More Americans in Poverty

Remember that COVID-19 didn’t close our economies. State and local leaders did.

Some eight million Americans have fallen below the poverty level since May after federal stimulus money dried up and Congress did not follow up with more relief legislation, according to a new study.

Meanwhile, the economic recovery has slowed down as more than 55 million Americans are now earning less than $26,200 a year – which is what the federal government considers the poverty line.

Researchers at Columbia University tracked poverty levels from before the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a devastating blow to the US economy in spring, forcing businesses across many industries to shut down.

11 Responses to Eight Million More Americans in Poverty

  1. Mar says:

    This is a shining moment for liberals. They cheer this good news.

  2. Jason says:

    Team Pelosi and her scorched earth negotiating tactics.

  3. Le Roi du Nord says:

    Most likely the trump administration’s failure to have any coherent response to the pandemic and the continued flip-flopping on what to do about it. That continues on to this day.

  4. Mar says:

    More baby babble from the sociopath.

  5. Mar says:

    The poverty rate under President Sparklefart was 14.8%.
    In 2019, the poverty rate was 10.5%.
    Even with pandemic, the poverty rate is certainly under 14.8%, that was the best President Sparklefart could muster.
    Even with a pandemic, President Trump beats President Sparklefart.

  6. Tuerqas says:

    But if it saves even one person from getting Covid and dying, the 8 million more in poverty (and growing) is worth it!  That’s what PS (President Sparklefart) would say.

    Honestly, I can’t believe that there are only 8 million new people under the poverty line.  Sounds like a low-ball numbers massaging somehow.

  7. Mar says:

    So, hydroxychloroquine was politicized and the sociopath was wrong again.

  8. Le Roi du Nord says:

    But Pat, we turned the corner.  We’ll have a vaccine for everyone in a couple weeks..

  9. Mar says:

    The Democrat virus is horrible for people who have the misfortune to be ruled by Democrats.

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