Sunday, September 03, 2006

A chacun sa M....

Je viens de lire cette depeche de Reuters qui reprend un press release de l'US census bureau et cela m'a surpris car je ne me rappele pas avoir lu ou vu un commentaire du gouvernenent US ou des democrates sur ces stats pendant toute la semaine.
Ceci est une preuve qu'aucun systeme n'est parfait.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the world's biggest economy one in eight Americans and almost one in four blacks lived in poverty last year, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Tuesday, releasing a figure virtually unchanged from 2004.


The survey also showed 15.9 percent of the population, or 46.6 million, had no health insurance, up from 15.6 percent in 2004 and the fifth increase in a row.

It was the first year since President George W. Bush took office in 2001 that the poverty rate did not increase. As in past years, the figures showed poverty especially concentrated among blacks and Hispanics.

In all, some 37 million Americans lived below the poverty line, defined as having an annual income below around $10,000 for an individual or $20,000 for a family of four.

The last decline in poverty was in 2000, the final year of Bill Clinton's presidency, when it fell to 11.3 percent.

"It shows that we are spending more money than ever on anti-poverty programs and we haven't done anything to reduce poverty," said Michael Tanner of CATO Institute, a free market think tank in Washington.

Around a quarter of blacks and 21.8 percent of Hispanics were living in poverty. Among whites, the rate edged down to 8.3 percent from 8.7 percent in 2004.

"Among African Americas the problem correlates primarily to the inner-city and single mothers," said Tanner, adding that blacks also suffer disproportionately from poor education and lower quality jobs.

Black median income, at $30,858, was only 61 percent of the median for whites.

Some 17.6 percent of children under 18 and one in five of those under 6 were in poverty, higher than for any other age group.

Real median household income rose by 1.1 percent between to $46,326 from $45,817 -- its first increase since 1999.

The figures contained wide regional variations, ranging from a median household income of $61,672 in New Jersey to $32,938 for Mississippi.

Major cities with the highest proportions of poor people included Cleveland with 32.4 percent and Detroit with 31.4 percent under the poverty line.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Bonsoir Samsoum,

Il est 20h35 du soir à Tunis.
J'étais en train de naviguer et votre message a attiré mon attention.
Comme quoi y'a une justice en ce bas monde.
Ou bien non, il ne faut pas le dire de cette manière, car les gens qui souffrent de cette misère ne sont probablement pas la priorité de ce grand pays.
Et puis ce sont des gens comme vous et moi, qui bataillent pour survivre.
Que dieu leur vienne en aide.