We goofed in yesterday’s HOTLINE when we inadvertently wrote that poverty had risen under Trump. Of course, we meant to say that poverty has soared under Biden.
So to clarify the situation, here are two charts based on the new Census Bureau data on Income and Poverty that show the big decline under Trump and the big and fast increase under Biden. Under Trump the poverty rate in 2019 (right before COVID-19) reached its lowest level ever recorded (since 1959) – and for every ethnic group – blacks, Hispanics, and whites.
Biden’s lousy record on poverty reminds us of the old saying: “he loved the poor so much he would have us all be poor.”