The number of “very poor” in American is rising – and Bloomberg/Business Week wants you to blame Mitt Romney.
That’s explains this very misleading headline on the Business Week website:
Romney’s ‘Very Poor’ at Highest in 35 Years as Safety Gaps Grow
The article recounts Romney’s badly-worded statement recently in which he intended to demonstrate his focus as president would be on repairing the damage wreaked on America’s middle class by President Barack Obama’s economic policies, but clumsily stated he was “not concerned about the very poor,” because they have a taxpayer-funded safety net.
The best anti-poverty program, of course, is a job, but Obama’s economic policies have shoved millions more Americans off the economic cliff and into the safety net. And yet the Bloomberg/Business Week writers manage to ignore Obama’s role in the miserable economy by focusing not on the chronic high unemployment that has sent food-stamps enrollment to record levels and caused six million American workers to lose hope of ever finding a job. How do they do this?
By comparing the growth in the “very poor” segment of American society over the past 35 years, they cast Obama not as the author of a failed economic policy, but as the victim of a long-term trend who offers hope, and stands against Romney’s callous indifference toward the poor:
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