Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield issue a report on the state of the poor in America. The short answer is that the poor, by historical standards, are doing well, enjoying what were considered luxuries a few generations ago. President Obama, as usual, seeks to obscure these issues and to implement a new definition of poverty that assumes economic growth never helps the poor.
Rector has issueds these reports over the years, and they are always informative.
Reviewing the report, John Hideraker sums it up well:
I am reminded of Dinesh D’Souza’s anecdote about a friend from India who told him that he was emigrating to America. When Dinesh asked why, his friend said, “I want to live in a country where the poor people are fat.”