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Liberal Policies Increase Poverty

October 30, 2013
By THE INTELLIGENCER , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress like to brag about how much they have done for poor Americans. Ohioans have good cause to be disgusted by such talk.

In 2007, just before the so-called "Great Recession" started, 13.1 percent of Buckeye State residents lived in households with less than poverty-rate incomes, according to the Census Bureau.

Although Obama claims he ended the recession, poverty has increased in Ohio. The Census Bureau says 16.3 percent of the state's residents now live in poverty.

And during the same period of time, the median income for Ohio households fell by nearly $4,800.

Conservatives point out that liberal policies often aggravate the problem of poverty rather than ease it. Obviously, that assessment is right on target in the Buckeye State.

 
 

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