Saturday, September 07, 2013

Food, Glorious Food

Even though the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) increased, by $6.4 billion, its food assistance spending, Iowa had the highest on record percent of households described as “food insecure”.

Good job out of The Pickle.

It's right on par with what the Obama administration has done for employment and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Unemployment Rate Down 0.5% in 56 Months Since Obama Became President

Those hurt the worst are those who supported the President --

households headed by single women, with and without children present, saw their incomes fall by roughly 7%. Those under age 25 experienced an income decline of 9.6%. Black heads of households saw their income tumble by 10.9%, while Hispanic heads-of-households’ income fell 4.5%, slightly more than the national average. The incomes of workers with a high-school diploma or less fell by about 8% (-6.9% for those with less than a high-school diploma and -9.3% for those with only a high-school diploma).

To put that into dollar terms, in the four years between the time the Obama recovery began in June 2009 and June of this year, median black household income fell by just over $4,000, Hispanic households lost $2,000 and female-headed households lost $2,300.

The unemployment numbers show pretty much the same pattern. July’s Bureau of Labor Statistics data (the most recent available) show a national unemployment rate of 7.4%. The highest jobless rates by far are for key components of the Obama voter bloc: blacks (12.6%), Hispanics (9.4%), those with less than a high-school diploma (11%) and teens (23.7%).


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