POTUS Can’t Improve Poverty? Thats Strange Because Canada Just Did…

Written by Wes Walker on July 31, 2013

Have you heard enough excuses yet?

You know — the ones about why the Recovery (if that’s what you call it) is taking so long.  Have you heard enough of those excuses?  Because by the time you finish reading this, you can expect to have two things.

First, a fresh outrage about the position your once-great nation now finds herself in.

Second, a counter to the weasel-word excuses you get when you go looking for answers.

Ok.  You already know the problem you are facing.  We covered it recently on this website in the Welcome to Hell article stating that 4 out of 5 American adults are unemployed, underemployed or rely on government largesse.  I’m no math whiz, but it looks like that only leaves 1 out of 5 adults carrying that burden.  Good luck with that…

Now, don’t hate me for telling you this.  Save it for the people who ran your country into the ground.  But there was a recent article by a Canadian journalist — he tilts liberal, but has that rare thing called journalistic integrity.  He put forward a story that nobody else was talking about.  And, since it puts the Conservative government in a good light, passes the “sniff test”.

Here’s the headline.  If you’re not too terribly angered by the headline, just read further.

And before I give it to you, remember — both Canada AND the US went through that meltdown in ’08.

Here it is:  “Fewer people sit below the poverty line now than ever before. Why are we not talking about it?

And here’s the money quote:

In 2011, the latest year for which StatsCan has figures, the proportion of the population living on low income — that is, with incomes below the agency’s Low Income Cut-off (LICO) — fell to its lowest level … well, ever