Sunday, April 17, 2016

Homeless schoolkids skyrocket under Obama

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I’m always counting the number of construction cranes when I have my monthly visit to Washington DC. If you haven’t been there recently, check out the southeast section near the Nationals baseball stadium.

Business is pretty good in Washington DC and if you didn’t know, a good percentage of the wealthiest counties in the United States surround the nation’s capital. We continue to hear our economy is doing well, and we’ve avoided the “great recession,” thanks to President Obama’s economic policies.

I continue to illuminate the point that over his tenure, our average annualized GDP growth has been about 2.1 percent — that folks is anemic, and we cannot consider that to be the new normal.

Yep, some folks will point to the Dow Jones Industrial average as a bright spot but those numbers reflect an artificial economy based on the whims of Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellin.

We know about the explosion of Americans on food stamps, and recently I did an op-ed piece addressing their use by our men and women in uniform. Further, the growth of Americans in poverty is staggering.

However, there’s a new assessment that’s absolutely disturbing and mind-numbing. As reported by CNSNews, “The number of homeless students is steadily rising in this country, up 38.44 percent since the 2009-10 school year, based on data submitted by state and local education agencies, including those in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The U.S. Education Department says 1,301,239 homeless students were enrolled in the nation’s public schools in the 2013-14 school year, the most recent year for which numbers are available.

The greatest growth in the most recent school year was seen in preschool-aged children and ninth grade students and . . . Read more at the Colonel Allen B. West Website at this hyperlink

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