Census reveals startling statistics about poverty

Census statistics provide us with a detailed look at the composition of our country from race to children to finances. But it also can bring about some alarming figures that many of us probably never thought possible in what has been called the greatest country in the world. I’m not so sure anymore.

The most recent Census finds that 1 in 2 people in America have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. That’s 50% of all Americans.

While the folks in Washington continue to argue with each other, both Republicans and Democrats alike should be embarrassed and ashamed of themselves. It seems the only thing they care about anymore is which party has a controlling interest in government, rather than exercising the positive leadership America truly needs right now.

I always knew that politicians were some of the most self-serving individuals ever created, but this is just inexcusable. Stop blaming each other and start doing the job you were sworn in to do. Stop playing dirty politics and start enforcing the laws this country has in place to punish those who have brought America to its knees. Stop putting money in your pocket to sway your vote and start thinking about the 1 in 2 Americans who are hanging on by a thread while you’re enjoying the high life.

Washington knows nothing about what it means to have to struggle in life bound by a set of rules and standards you’ve created but feel you’re exempt from. It’s time to evict every member of congress from their seat and start a NEW Washington filled with every day Americans who will govern based on the realities they live each and every day.

This should be a sad day for America. Unfortunately, the only thing this startling information will do is intensify the battle lines and blame even further.

As a fellow American, I send my well wishes to those struggling for survival as revealed by the latest census report. Your country truly has done you wrong.