Go Barack Obama! Record Numbers Of Children Now In Poverty

HOPE AND CHANGE … || By FITSNEWS ||  We wrote awhile back on how U.S. president Barack Obama was guilty of widespread black-on-black crime (economically speaking). Here’s another example of what we’re talking about … According to the latest data from the Annie E. Casey foundation, 22 percent of American children…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  We wrote awhile back on how U.S. president Barack Obama was guilty of widespread black-on-black crime (economically speaking).

Here’s another example of what we’re talking about …

According to the latest data from the Annie E. Casey foundation, 22 percent of American children lived below the poverty line in 2013 – up from 18 percent in 2008.  Numerically, that equates to 18.7 million children – up from 17 million in 2008.

That’s right: There are 1.7 million more children living in poverty today than during the brunt of the Great Recession.  Oh, and more than a quarter of those children – 27 percent – are six years of age or younger.

Meaning poverty is all they’ve ever known … and all they’ll ever know (barring a radical reorientation of our nation’s governing philosophy).

For those of you keeping score at home, the poverty line that year for a family of four (two adults and two kids) was $23,624.

Among blacks, 39 percent of children belonged to families living below this threshold – the highest rate of any ethnicity.  White children lived in poverty at a 14 percent clip.

Unreal …


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idcydm July 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm

Another sign the economy is booming.

CorruptionInColumbia July 22, 2015 at 1:01 am

They keep telling us it is so it must be true!

Betsy Murphy July 21, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Funny how this is all Obama’s fault. A few issues:

1. The latest year analyzed in this survey was 2013. It’s pretty clear the economy’s gotten better since then (though we’re definitely not where we should be).

2. It’s also amazing how the states in that lowest bracket stretch across the South. There are clearly some states doing stuff right (Minnesota, New Hampshire, Iowa, etc.), while those on the Southern tier seem to be doing it all wrong.

3. In fact, if you look at the report and the maps included, you’ll find that theme in just about all of them. What’s the difference? Is it simply percentage of minority population, or is it something to do with the leadership of that state?

Bottom line is that while Obama bears some responsibility, laying such a thing entirely at his feet is silly, even if unsurprising. Just once, I’d love to see somebody from either side come up with a plan of action instead of focusing on criticizing whomever happens to be in charge.

Fecal Matters July 21, 2015 at 10:26 pm

“I’d love to see somebody from either side come up with a plan of action
instead of focusing on criticizing whomever happens to be in charge.”

Teach some some personal accountability to the new generation? Beuller? Beuller? Beuller?

Personal Responsibility July 22, 2015 at 11:16 am

Who is going to teach them that? The baby boomers? Might as well teach the kids to get out while they still can.

Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Yup, that and some adequate funding for education for the poor would be helpful. Oh, and a little less of the systematic racism would be helpful too. Letting go of the “you just need to be motivated and responsible” is tough I know. Helps you maintain your fantasy of superiority

Fecal Matters July 22, 2015 at 1:22 pm

“Letting go of the “you just need to be motivated and responsible” is tough I know.”

Apparently not nearly as tough as getting some to embrace that sentiment. Furthermore, I am superior to no one. I’m a 44 year old who was placed up for adoption as in infant in Virginia back in 1971, was adopted by a couple who were not really suited for each other. They divorced in 1980 and my mother moved us 800 miles away to North Carolina where she struggled for years, without the support of her ex husband, to provide for my adopted brother and I. Feeding us food at times that she had to charge on gas station credit cards. As I watched her cry over her checkbook at times, I learned that hard work and determination are sometimes not enough, but they are mandatory if you ever want to get ahead.

So, fuck you Rakkasan. You’re the one with a diluted fantasy motivation and responsibility has anything to do with superiority. Sounds like you’ve bought into the culture of poverty our government is pimping. Hook, line and sinker.

Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Sounds like you’ve bought into the simplistic reductionism, tired cliches, and race baiting your party is pimping. BTW, if you did fuck me you’d never go back to sheep. Then what would you do with all the Woolite and panty hose you bought for the sheep?

Fecal Matters July 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Typical, simple minded liberal drivel. Have fun keeping people oppressed.

Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Yes, the poverty your party’s policies create and support certainly free people–from food, clothing, housing, education, and opportunity. And when it does, you can say that it’s it’s their own fault, ridding yourself of any duty to be part of a solution. How noble.

Fecal Matters July 22, 2015 at 2:02 pm

More ad hominem from a dyed in the wool democrat. Come back when you have something interesting to add to the discussion.

Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

I do understand that you only want to read things you agree with. That is clear. And, in your case, that’s all I have to say about your sheep

Fecal Matters July 22, 2015 at 2:35 pm

No, I tend to glaze over when someone begins a discussion attempting to improperly label me, especially when they suggest that I might be a racist or white supremacist. That’s really offensive and a completely pedestrian retort to a point of view you might not agree with. I wholeheartedly concur with your assertion that better primary and secondary education would pave a better road to adulthood for the poor.

Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

I grant you that, like all of us, your biases, your prejudices are so internalized that you don’t recognize them. I also leave room for the possibility that you don’t recognize or ID comments about “those people” needing to “take responsibility and work harder” as a part of dog whistle politics, going back even before Nixon’s Southern Strategy. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t real or true.

Fecal Matters July 22, 2015 at 3:54 pm

You said “those people”, I did not. You’re exposing yourself as the true racist in this discussion.

Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Never claimed you did. Once again, you’re carrying the party line for them, calling anyone who brings up a race issue as a racist. Textbook right wing strategy. Common from O’Reilly.

Fecal Matters July 22, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Deflect. Spin. Repeat. You have the chorus down, you just need to work on your rhythm a little.

ps. I killed cable 2 years ago, so i really have no idea what the talking heads are yammering about these days. Glad you’re keeping up with it for those of us who choose not to.

Rakkasan July 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

Yes, I have YOUR chorus down

Fecal Matters July 23, 2015 at 11:13 am

There you go again, deflecting and spinning… and here comes the repeat in 3, 2, 1….

Betsy Murphy July 22, 2015 at 8:04 pm

The “new generation?” Who exactly is the new generation?

And would that really be your plan? To “teach” personal accountability? Will there be a test at the end?

Fecal Matters July 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

Maybe we could start with the current under 18 demographic. It’s never too late to stop the culture of poverty, no matter how destructive and lasting LBJ’s master plan has proven to be.

O has failed miserably July 22, 2015 at 8:18 am

Another brain dead KoolAid drinker.
Dems. are destroying this Country!
18 trillion in debt. More debt under Obama than all other presidents combined.
Race relations are the worse since O was elected.
ISIS (O’s) JV team) rose and of O’s incompetence and failures.
Military in alarming decline under O.
USA has lost all respect, WORLDWIDE under O.
Our friends do not trust us thanks to O.
Our enemies do not fear us under O.
Americans left for slaughter in Bengazi under O.
When there is a tragedy, O always goes golfing, thanks O.
More families on welfare under O.
More illegals entering the Country under O.
Thousands of FELONIOUS illegal Criminals released to commit more crimes under O.
The Socialist, Muslim Kenyan has totally failed!
And now, O wants more of his failed policies under Hillary!

nitrat July 22, 2015 at 11:20 am

Is that you, Donald?

Betsy Murphy July 22, 2015 at 8:02 pm

‘O’ dear…

Worst Performers July 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

How many of the states that refused to expand Medicaid are part of the lowest on that list?

euwe max July 21, 2015 at 9:20 pm

I thought libertarians didn’t believe poverty was a government concern, and that government was powerless to do anything about it.

MashPotato July 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm

People know libertarians are in favor of free markets, yet somehow they get billed as not caring about the poor. But free markets are very good for the poor. Free markets means jobs are more available. Free markets make both the luxuries and the necessities of life more affordable. Entrepreneurial opportunities are easier to take advantage of in a free market environment. Public schools do not often equip the poor with the skills needed to end the poverty cycle. Petty traffic violations are a nuisance for the rich, but are extremely stressful for the poor. Free markets also provide for those in need faster and more efficiently than asking the government for help. I could go on and on.

I became a liberal democrat because of the poverty issue. Then I became a libertarian because of the poverty issue. Government creates and perpetuates poverty, despite the good intentions of those who wish to redistribute the wealth.

euwe max July 22, 2015 at 12:13 am

So, I hit the nail on the head, then.

Libertarians don’t like to pool resources to combat poverty as a government priority, they discard the economy of scale, and leave it to the private sector to allocate the needed resources in a helter-skelter, profit-competitive environment… where money goes entirely to the administration, and aggressive, non-transparent marketing of the sham.

MashPotato July 22, 2015 at 12:41 am

I’m sorry you’re hopelessly ignorant of economics. If you’re interested in learning, I can help direct you to some valuable resources. You’d have to leave your libertarian hate at the door, though.

euwe max July 22, 2015 at 1:16 am

Is there some problem with what I wrote?

I’m sure I can get a libertarian education as easily as any other untested market theory that hawks itself as “economics,” but the plain fact is – libertarians don’t see government as a tool for civilization to provide solutions for poverty.

Saying I’m ignorant of how clever and self-realized this approach is, just dodges the issue, and offloads it to the propaganda machine.

Scientology uses a similar approach…

Substitution of libertarian reality for one’s own. It is not swallowed whole; it is accepted incrementally via a carefully constructed series of agreements into which the individual is led, bolstered by simplistic ideas of “freedom” and “enlightened self interest” (individual rights) – This is a subtle process, using deceptive manipulation of our best qualities: loyalty, courage, and desire to help – and replacing them with the conviction that there is an automatic system that, when left to itself, provides the best solution for all problems.

What is that automatic system?

The law of spontaneous order… Shit happens, and it’s good – or as good as it gets. Trying to tinker with the spontaneous order of nature leads to fucking it up. Not doing anything is preferable to tinkering. The libertarian order will “just happen” – in the same way communism was supposed to “just happen.” Communism didn’t work, because they tinkered with nature by trying to “jump start” the spontaneous order with a flawed concept of “the natural harmony of interests.” Jump starting doesn’t work.

The law of dog eat dog… when the big dogs are all full, there is peace. In a free market, sharks eat fish, because fish are edible, not because they hate them. This will magically take place without violence or guns, once fish realize they aren’t sharks.

The law of stupid people are subsistence laborers, and smart people are rich. The genetic superiority of the population cannot be denied, and when that difficult reality is understood by the stupid people, they will voluntarily accept their place at the bottom – which is there, by the way, for a reason. Labor has the power to make stupid people happy, and the smart people even happier.

So… if you’re smart, and want to be free of the stupid people, be a libertarian… be first in line when the spontaneous order snaps in. When confronted with political questions, always respond with “less government, free market, individual rights,” and you will be smarter than the rest of the sheep, dumb following dumber. You are destined for a gated community in the new order – and you don’t have to clean up your room, or go to school. Your job will be being smart, letting the stupid people do the work, and not having to pay taxes.

MashPotato July 22, 2015 at 2:23 am

Not only is comparing libertarianism to a religion a tired approach, you’ve been beaten to the punch. Do an image search for “statism religion” and you’ll see what I mean.

You rambled unintelligibly about smart and stupid people. One of the most common characteristic of liberals is they believe they’re smarter than everyone else. Intelligence comes in many different forms, and it’s more dynamic than we think. Stupid people can become smart, and smart people can become stupid. And by the way, “stupid” people get rich all the time. Look at the average celebrity or sports star. Hell, look at the 43rd president.

Your analogy of the free market consisting of sharks and fish was atrocious, if not to say dehumanizing. A market is made up of people who want things. (If they didn’t want anything, then they wouldn’t be in the market). And the easiest way for someone to get what they want is to provide something that someone else wants. When this happens once, it’s a mutually beneficial exchange- no harm, no foul. When it happens many times, it’s called an economy.

It’s a basic economic truth that government does not add to the economy. They add zero value! That point cannot be emphasized enough. They take (with the threat of violence) the profits of the existing economy, then attempts to return some of what they took, all the while boasting what a great job they’re doing. But we (should, by now) know they’re all clueless and/or lying, regardless of what letter they put next to their names on the ballots.

It was once common knowledge that government is “a necessary evil at best, and intolerable one at worst”. Now the prevailing narrative is that government is good, and more government is progressive.

And that’s what your posts comes down to: narrative. You provide few if any facts, but you provide tons of story telling. And story telling is precisely why religions have any power and influence at all. I hope that’s something we can agree on.

euwe max July 22, 2015 at 3:15 am

I didn’t *just* compare it to religion – I compared it to communism and Scientology.

Wanting things? Of course!
Like 39 billion dollars! Nothing like a psychosis masquerading as a “natural” thing.

nitrat July 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

From what I have seen at this website over the years, Libertarian is so ideologically rigid, almost infinitely more so than Democratic and, even, Republican platforms, that it appears to be a religion to some folks.
That’s why I always try to give it a capital ‘L’.

MashPotato July 22, 2015 at 11:03 am

At least libertarians have an ideology. R’s and D’s have one and only one ideology: get elected. Everything they say or do is calculated for that purpose. Any semblance of philosophy or principles is just theatrics and public relations.

nitrat July 22, 2015 at 11:17 am

I believe – I know – our Constitution was born of compromise and pragmatism and that is the example that our politicians should follow.
Not rigid adherence to someone’s personal idea of philosophy or principle imposed on everyone else.

TroubleBaby July 22, 2015 at 3:45 pm

“Not rigid adherence to someone’s personal idea of philosophy or principle imposed on everyone else.”

lol…the irony there is that libertarian(no capital L) are the only ones that have a principle of NOT imposing principles/philosophies on anyone else short of the “non-agression principle”.

That’s it! One principle. Thing is, you can’t even get people to agree to that…for now.

So compare that philosophy with the literal THOUSANDS that a government run by Dems/Repubs impose on you & I every day.

euwe max July 22, 2015 at 12:24 pm

R’s and D’s have one and only one ideology: get elected.

Sooooo… *that’s* what fucks up the works – Libertarians don’t want to get elected as bad!

Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

Actually, up until the so called “Great Society” welfare trap was sprung, charities collected and distributed funds and resources to the poor. That didn’t sit well with the Big Government, Socialists/Communist types as they felt that gave religion too much power over the poor. They were able to destroy the traditional family unit (anti communist) and grab power from the churches all in one fell swoop, subjugating the poor, requiring them to hit the feeder bar in the voting booth for their very survival. We all see what has happened since.

nitrat July 22, 2015 at 10:28 am


Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Yeah, you got Medicare and many very deserving people got Medicaid, for starters. Shall we continue?

TroubleBaby July 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm

“That didn’t sit well with the Big Government, Socialists/Communist types as they felt that gave religion too much power over the poor.”

Don’t forget that when gov’t supplants charities, religious or not, that they also get to collect their administrative “fees” and get to dole out more financial favors to their friends.

Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

“Free markets” result in the exploitation of people, systems, and the the environment. We didn’t enact legislation to counter much of this in the Robber Baron era for no reason.

guest July 21, 2015 at 9:32 pm

17 million before the great recession was because of……?

Welfare Checks to FlipTango July 22, 2015 at 11:21 am

Probably because we have to support you two lardasses.

euwe max July 21, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Is Will aware that his main page is broken?

Fecal Matters July 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

Wonder how the usual suspects in the Willisphere will try to blame this on Bush?

Portnoy July 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm


Squishy123 July 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm


KeepingItReal July 21, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Reminds me of something LBJ once said….

Buthow July 23, 2015 at 2:28 am Reply
nitrat July 22, 2015 at 10:17 am

Squishy, I think that the spam below follows YOU.

Jobless Bums July 22, 2015 at 11:13 am

That kind of spam is trying to scam people without jobs, trolling trailer trash like Squishy is their bread and butter.

Here It Comes July 21, 2015 at 11:06 pm

BE WARNED —- SC Contractors and Businesses who hire and/or contract with illegal aliens, your days are numbered. You are going to be prosecuted for your crimes. Your homes, your automobiles, your personal items will all be confiscated. Its coming.

nitrat July 22, 2015 at 10:16 am

We could wish that those Republican business owners would face legal justice and outing in their communities. But, I doubt it.

Clueless Statements for $400 July 22, 2015 at 11:20 am

“SC Contractors and Businesses who hire and/or contract with illegal aliens, your days are numbered.”

Answer: Contractors across the nation avoid losing their illegal alien workforce by influencing congress to not act against their wishes, a process also known as this.

Question: What is lobbying?

erneba July 22, 2015 at 6:54 am

He screwed up with Russia, he screwed up the withdrawal from Iraq, He screwed up the treaty(?) with Iran, He screwed up any progress with race relations in this country. He certainly has the reverse Midas touch, everything he touches turns to crap. Send him out to the golf course and let him finish his term just putting a round.
His goal was to “fundamentally change this country,” Mission accomplish there, Obama.

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 22, 2015 at 7:53 am

Well why was he elected ?

Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 8:04 am

Because the democratic party did an effective job of shifting blame for his failed policies. They got a great turn out from their base that voted for a black candidate along racial lines. There was some dissatisfaction with Bush. The media was a black President. The media wanted a democratic President. Why did the daily death totals from Iraq and Afghanistan stop when Obama was elected? Why did the media quit pointing out how high gas prices were on a daily basis after Obama was elected? The republicans failed to offer a candidate that fired up their base. That is why a lot of republicans aren’t upset by Trump’s comments. That is why Obama got elected.

euwe max July 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

I blame Bush.

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 22, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Who else could it be ?

Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm

That’s fine. Part of the reason Obama got elected was because of apathy for Bush. Some of the apathy was justified and some wasn’t.

euwe max July 22, 2015 at 5:49 pm


He was a ding-dong!

Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 6:31 pm

I never said what created the Apathy. He was better than Al “Internet” Gore or John ” I threw my medals away” Kerry. But, that is what I’m talking about. We have the next guy in line threw at us by both parties since forever. Then the democrats pulled Obama out. He was regarded as an outsider and excited the base. He flew past Hillary and won the election. We could debate the wisdom (or lack there of) of the American people to elect him forever but that is another issue. That is what the republicans see in Trump right now. He might, and probably will, fade. but for now he is that breath of fresh air that shots from the hip and is not the next guy in line. He is the outside of the box guy that people want to believe is what is needed to fix the mess made by the guys inside the box.

euwe max July 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm

I hear you, brother.

We need to work together and these fuckers would lose money if we did.

Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 8:06 am

Because he was the only clean and articulate Black presidential Candidate America had ever seen. Obviously, it would be racist to NOT vote for him you bigot.

bobbyfischer July 22, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Bama is a mulatto & not Black. Jessie Jackson & many others are far more articulate than Bama. And they speak extemporaneously.

erneba July 22, 2015 at 8:30 am

He fooled a lot of people.

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 22, 2015 at 8:35 am

I believe the white people of America voted for him, that got him elected, but why.

erneba July 22, 2015 at 8:41 am

“I want to be a part of making history.”
Was it making amends for the past? A guilt complex?
Were party ties that strong?
An uninformed electorate?
The list could go on and on.
Hell, I dunno.

Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 8:43 am

I voted for him by not going to the polls. I just could not vote for John McCain. A part of me inside hoped that Obama’s election would create a post-racial moment, just get all the bad stuff in the rear view mirror. Boy, I can be a real dumb ass sometimes.

vicupstate July 22, 2015 at 8:53 am

Put the blame for the lack of a post-racial moment where it belongs, on the Right.

Just as he was about to take office, they were plotting how to make his Presidency a failure. They were not about to give up their very effective weapon of racial division.

erneba July 22, 2015 at 8:54 am

It’s called politics, the left does the same thing.

Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 9:01 am

Oh I blame the Right for sure. For letting the press run their primary, and not putting up a viable ticket

KeepingItReal July 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I blame the Clinton camp for starting the birther movement.

erneba July 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

“lack of a post-racial moment”
Ummmmm..ok….if you say so.

bobbyfischer July 22, 2015 at 2:53 pm

He was elected to continue a racist foreign policy with the fascist State of Israel as his main constituency.

Terry July 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

He screwed up with Russia. Actually, it cost Russia a fortune to retake and secure that worthless piece of land that was theirs in the first place; and drove a deeper wedge between them and Western Europe. The Europeans are more worried about Russia then ever and are actively looking for alternatives to Russian oil. All of this cost us nothing. Putin has paid a significant political price for this adventure. There are a lot of angry Oligarchs in Russia. If oil prices do not come up soon Russia will be bankrupt.

He screwed up the withdrawal from Iraq. What a joke. We should not have been in Iraq. The screw up happened when we went there in the first place. You could not make the matter any worse.

He screwed up any progress with race relations in this country? I think we have the racists like you to thank for that.

Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

But the good news is Black baby parts are selling at an all time high, and look at those kids not having to endure Obama’s horrific, racist, anti black policies. They sure are lucky to have responsible mothers!. A half Billion dollars subsidy even with those baby parts for revenue resource, who says liberals don’t believe in Crony capitalism? I’ve always been leaned more towards the Pro Choice” side but this is completely out of the realm of human decency.

nitrat July 22, 2015 at 10:12 am

I hope everyone is aware that the Annie E. Casey Foundation is the source of the social work theory and practice that sends abused and neglected children back home to their families as soon as possible so that they can he raped and beaten some more and, sometimes, killed.
Just an aside…

Rakkasan July 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

So, step aside. Policies, practices, and procedures for child protection are established by each State. Then there is that little thing called parental rights. Fact, they are not sent home as soon possible. That’s ridiculous. What’s your beef with the ABC Foundation? Or rather, who has what beef with them; that is, the place you heard or read this. Tell us your source.

Mac July 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

Remember,mr here was no violence last week. To say otherwise is rascist.


bobbyfischer July 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Obama,my avatar, priorites have been Jews here & in Israel, Latinos & Gays. This is his legacy.


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