America’s Poor Becoming More Destitute Under Trump
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Started by mojo - June 3, 2018, 9:03 a.m.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor people, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found.

Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty, called on U.S. authorities to provide solid social protection and address underlying problems, rather than “punishing and imprisoning the poor”.

While welfare benefits and access to health insurance are being slashed, President Donald Trump’s tax reform has awarded “financial windfalls” to the mega-rich and large companies, further increasing inequality, he said in a report.

By mcfarm - June 3, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
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don't you find it amusing that spending literally trillions since the great society invention in '64 is somehow not enough so says the idiot from bash

By TimNew - June 3, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
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The fact that there is no reliable "poverty data" beyond 2016 raises some interesting questions about the UN Officials opinion.   

But looking at assorted measurements,  I think it's reasonable to assume that poverty roles in the US are shrinking.  This is likely a problem for the left and will certainly justify their concerns.   Poor people can be relied upon to vote for the leftist schemes that ironically, play no small part in their impoverishment..