Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) thinks that people who are not rich are lazy and spend their money on booze, women and movies. So let’s take a look at who the poor really are in the United States.
First, we’ll look at how poverty is determined.
Number of Family Members Annual Income Poverty Level
Next, we’ll look at poverty by ethnicity.
Ethnicity Number Living in Poverty
White 21.6 million
Hispanic 12.4 million
Black 9.9 million
Asian 1.9 million
Finally, we’ll look at who’s not lazy and spending their money unwisely. This is the majority of the poor!
13.2 million children
4.1 million senior citizens
14.8 million people with disabilities
9.5 million working poor
So let’s cut entitlements so these lazy people will get to work (really?), while nearly a trillion dollars in tax revenue is lost to corporations holding profits in offshore accounts.
*All numbers are approximate and gathered from various sources. Fact checking welcome.