Mainstream media is lying to us once again with today's blaring headlines in USA Today and The New York Times echoing the Census Bureau's phony and doctored statistics on the decline of poverty in America. "Poverty Rate Falls, but More Are Uninsured " shouted The Times. "Poverty drops as nation's income hits 5-year high" screamed the headline in USA Today. But there's a bunch of little facts in both articles that neither rag decided to share with you, the biggest being the way in which the Census people combine their figures. Let's take a look, shall we?
It's a very simple formula they use at the Bureau really, and one that allows them to fudge the numbers and produce the desired results. They take the tax returns from everyone in the country, and combine the totals to come up with an 'average' annual income for all. This includes the likes of people such as Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, both billionaires, and all the other mega rich CEO's. As we all know by now, the last almost seven years have been very kind to the top one per cent of our population, with big wigs taking home hundreds of millions of dollars annually, and the rest of the population eating dirt. But by lumping everyone in together, the Census people can make it seem as though every American's income has risen, when we all know the opposite is quite true. I would venture a guess as to what big white house the order came from to make it appear as though the economy is chugging along quite nicely for everyone.
Does anyone believe this nonsense? Well, actually, yes they do. And therein lies the problem. People read this rubbish in the newspapers, and assume it must be true, because, gasp! The media would never lie nor mislead nor parrot an administration with whom half of the reporters that work for the major news outlets have little get togethers with in their off time. This disgusting practice by the 4th Estate, who are supposed to be guarding us against just this type of misleading garbage must stop. It's because of incidents like this, and channels like Fox Lunatics, that more and more people are turning to online sources to get their news. And I don't mean the major outlets either. But again, the reason they get away with it, and the government gets away with spewing this stuff around is because they think no one is watching. Well, they'd better think again. A lot of us are watching. And a lot of us don't mind standing on the rooftop and screaming for as long as it takes for people to notice.
Poverty has declined in the country to the lowest levels this decade? Indeed. Tell that to the homeless and the hungry children on the streets of every city in America. Tell it to the wives and husbands and children of the men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, who have to accept food stamps and stand in food pantry lines in order to survive. Tell it to all of those who are about to lose their homes over this latest 'bump' in the housing markets. But most of all, tell it to yourselves, over and over again. And eventually, even you might believe it. Batmanchester