[Hpn] *POVERTY rate 11.8% in 1999, lowest since 1974 - US CENSUS (fwd)

blue unclescam@buskers.org
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 21:59:10 -0400

chance check this on.
Lies and scams. 
  The census is reading what's told it by people with no fear of
retribution..Where the fear of retribution, ie;prosecution for under
income to the irs, rears it's head the underground economy is unreported
entirely. meking it appear that i made no money at all. when makin a
livin is illegal the poor get poorer, the rich get richer, on paper.

Tom Boland wrote:
> What do you think might explain the following 2000 CENSUS figures?
> Nationally, the poverty rate declined from 11.8 percent in 1999
> to 11.3 percent in 2000, its lowest point since 11.2 percent in
> 1974.
> Poverty rates also reached record lows in a number of key
> groups, including children, households headed by a woman living
> without a husband at home, and African-Americans.
> ... Still, those living in poverty got poorer ...
> Of the people you know who stopped getting welfare checks,
> has "welfare reform" worked for their benefit?
> "