Thursday, May 01, 2003

Paging Mickey Kaus

Oh Mickey....have you seen this?
As all reasonable liberals stated at the time - the real test of the 1996 welfare reform would happen when the economy hit an economic downturn. I'm sure Mickey can be proud of his accomplishment -
massive increases in extreme poverty rates.

WASHINGTON _ The number of black youths living in extreme poverty is at its highest level in the 23 years that such statistics have been kept, according to a report released Wednesday.

More than 932,000 blacks under age 18 are in that category, a 50 percent increase from the 622,000 classified that way in 1999, according to a Children's Defense Fund analysis of Census Bureau data.