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Report: US Has One Of The Highest Child Poverty Rates In The Developed World – A ‘Conservative’ vision for America

 

Mitt Romney – ‘‘We have two courses we can follow: One is to follow in the pathway of Europe, to shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs,’’ Romney said outside the city’s Veterans Memorial Center and Museum’.
‘‘The other is to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world.’’
From : http://bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/05/28/mitt-romney-promises-world-strongest-military/4eqrXGBbwkxM1YmPNWfUyO/story.html

Child Poverty Rate. I guess that would be one of those, according to Mitt Romney and Republicans – ‘social needs’.

‘According to a new report from the Office of Research at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world. Of the 35 wealthy countries studied by UNICEF, only Romania has a child poverty rate higher than the 23 percent rate in the U.S.’:

‘[The rate is] based on the definition of relative poverty used by the OECD. Under this definition, a child is deemed to be living in relative poverty if he or she is growing up in a household where disposable income, when adjusted for family size and composition, is less than 50% of the median disposable household income for the country concerned’.

‘In only two countries are more than 20% of children living in relative poverty — Romania and the United States’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/29/491443/un-report-child-poverty/

‘Food Stamps Reduced The Number Of Children Living In Extreme Poverty By Half Last Year’
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/08/440888/food-stamps-child-poverty/

‘GOP Votes To Cut Food Stamps Over Military Spending’?
From : http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120515154010AAbZNdw

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4 thoughts on “Report: US Has One Of The Highest Child Poverty Rates In The Developed World – A ‘Conservative’ vision for America

  1. Reblogged this on thejumbledmind and commented:
    Great post from The Last of the Millenniums.

  2. Great post. This is an issue that really gets to me. We need to invest in our own country and stop bombing others. It really saddens me that the wealthiest country on earth has poverty at all.

    • I think that if the US REALLY wanted to be a ‘World Leader’, instead of building the ‘greatest military the World has ever seen’, we would work on education, health care, safe food, clean air and water for the World. But I guess threatening to bomb them back to the stone age makes us feel better then feeding the hungry.
      Did I hear someone say we are a ‘Christian Nation’?

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