Watch this. This is America, our America, and these are our neighbors, with barely any ends to make meet. Childhood poverty is about to reach 25 percent in the U.S. A QUARTER of all American children will soon be living in poverty, feeling like they’re to blame, studying under vehicle dome lights and living in cheap motel rooms, able to describe in great detail what it feels like to go to bed hungry. We get that 25 percent statistic using the government’s archaic poverty threshold, under which a family of four is considered impoverished when it brings in less than $22,000 per year. (For some admittedly hyperbolic perspective: During the income tax debates last fall, Fox Business contributor Tracy Byrnes said, in an Oct. 18 clip “The Daily Show” dug up last week, that for families of four sending kids to college, a $250,000 annual income was “close to poverty.”)
To use the eloquent words of my good friend @sixintl, if you can watch this and still think we should reduce deficits on the backs of the poor rather than inconvenience the wealthy, you’re heartless.