In Biden’s war on poverty, poverty is winning (especially for kids)

Source: New York Post
By Stephen Moore

“What a cruel irony: The president whose policy obsession from Day 1 in the Oval Office has been not to grow the economy but to reduce income inequality has presided over a near-record surge in the percentage of Americans in poverty. That’s the finding of the Census Bureau’s annual data report released this week. In just a year, from 2021 to 2022, poverty in America rose by almost 5 percentage points, from 7.8% to 12.4%. Today nearly 40 million Americans live in poverty. Worse is the more than doubling of the child poverty rate, from 5.2% to the same 12.4%. So much for no child left behind. Wait. Isn’t this supposed to be a recovery? The COVID pandemic ended more than a year ago, and the government flooded the zone with some $6 trillion in ‘stimulus’ and ‘recovery’ money.” (09/13/23)