Thursday, September 22, 2011

Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race.



Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race. By Roland S. Martin

When the U.S. Census Bureau reported last week that a record number of people were living in poverty, Republicans were quick to attach the figures to President Barack Obama, desperately trying to lay them at his feet.

But anyone with common sense knows that someone doesn't just fall into poverty overnight. The deplorable economic conditions that led to today's poverty numbers began in 2007. Republicans often ignore such facts.

Yet when you start digging deeper into the Census Bureau report, what stands out is that of the 10 poorest states in the country, most are the reddest in the nation -- solidly GOP states.

The most impoverished state is Mississippi, and it's followed by Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and North Carolina

Read more here: Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race. By Roland S. Martin

1 comment:

Barbara Howard said...

Roland Martin says the conditions that led to poverty shown in the 2010 Census began in 2007? Where does he get his "facts" from? 2007 is the first year of poverty in this country? Is he serious? Poverty has grown each and every year for the past 40 - 50 years since black folk ran to the racist Democratic Party and blacks got elected to represent these districts with high unemployment, high crime, high teenage pregnancy, high welfare/food stamp consumption, high HIV/Aids, high obesity, high blood pressure, etc.

Roland Martin and his ilk have perpetuated this poverty as he turns a blind eye to this and sits with his $$$$ suits and ties and pompousness pointing fingers at white Republicans he calls racists and black Republicans he calls Uncle Toms.

His integrity is at question when he says it started in 2007 so how can you believe anything else he says?