Koko: 22% US Children in Poverty… + Poverty RECAP

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As seniors climb from poverty, young fall in

By Marisol Bello

USA TODAY, 15 February 2012

EXTRACT:

Nationally, official Census numbers show 9% of seniors in poverty. Among children, 22% — 15.6 million — live in poverty.

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A 2011 analysis by the Urban Institute, a public policy and research center, found public spending per child was $11,300 over the course of a year. The spending included federal and state programs for education, health such as Medicaid and nutrition, social services and housing. The report said some of those programs are being cut as states wrestle with dwindling budgets. By comparison, public spending on seniors was about $24,800 per person, mostly in federal funding for Social Security and Medicare.

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Phi Beta Iota:  The US Budget is not based on a coherent strategic model, on a national strategy, or even on any fundamentals such as save the children, preserve the water.  How a nation treats its children can be a reasonable predictor of the future of that nation.

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