The U.S. Census Bureau put out its latest income and poverty survey data today. In short order, the Lexington Herald Leader had done its analysis and put out its call for bigger government.
The Kentucky Youth Advocates spin is predictable, but highly suspect. Too bad the reporter didn’t seek another point of view.
In the same amount of time that the number of people in poverty rose 20,000, the population in the state rose 36,000.
So rather than pushing for new “serious anti-poverty measures” in the state, we could just as legitimately urge a change in policy to stop attracting so many poverty-stricken citizens to come here from other states.
In any event, it is a stretch to use the latest survey as an excuse for more government intervention.