Obama economy Obamacare slam Guilford County NC and most of US, Poverty and food assistance skyrockets, Greensboro High Point metro area one of fastest in poverty growth, Families fallen out of middle class because of layoffs companies closing loss of benefits reduced hours rising prices
“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton
“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.
Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
The Guilford County NC, Greensboro High Point metro area has been hit hard by the Obama economy and impact of Obamacare.
But in many ways it represents the plight of much of mainstreet US in increased poverty and food assistance needs.
White American employment has been decimated since Obama Took office in January 2009.
Since January 2015 there are 74,000 fewer white Americans employed.
And the disgusting, Obama protecting media is not telling you this.
The data comes straight from the US Labor Department.
The labor force participation rate in NC has dropped 4.3 % under Obama so it is no surprise that people are suffering in Guilford County NC and much of the country.
From the Greensboro News Record November 13, 2015.
“Guilford County poverty: Old story, new faces
The elderly woman, who worked all her life but is now on a fixed income, was explaining that she had tried going without her medicine so she could eat.
“That wasn’t wise,” the diabetic told Tyra Clymer, the emergency assistance program director at Greensboro Urban Ministry, after asking for a few bags of food on Thursday.
Similar stories were circulating around the agency’s dining hall tables at the Potter’s House community kitchen, which feeds as many as 600 people daily for lunch. And across the desk to intake workers in offices going over family income with those there for help to keep the power on. And just outside the building, where this woman and others finish hours-long waits to get a few bags of groceries.
Demand for services at Urban Ministry is already up as much as 20 to 50 percent across the board.
There are waiting lists at the Pathways Center, which houses homeless families, and Partnership Village, for the formerly homeless.
Observers only expect it to get worse next year when adults without children or a disability will be moved off public assistance after a three-month time limit.
NC Policy Watch notes that with state House Bill 318, the average income of the people who will lose their food assistance is just $2,236 per year.
Chris Fitzsimon the group’s executive director, says this is in addition to the cuts that have been made to unemployment benefits, childcare subsidies, pre-K for at-risk kids and services in the schools.
“It’s going to fall on a patchwork of nonprofits and individuals to try to pick up the slack,” Fitzsimon said.
Statistics say some of the fastest-growing poverty in the country is reported in the Greensboro-High Point metro area. Last year, polls showed the area as among the hungriest in the country.
Those who work with the needy point to the growing addition of families who have fallen out of the middle class because of layoffs or companies closing or underemployment; of working-class people grappling with loss of benefits or reduced hours or rising prices that give them less to live on; and of those who can’t find work or have given up on looking.
Many end up in line at Urban Ministry.
“I see people just like me,” said Valerie Martin, who was at Urban Ministry Thursday. She has a food service job on a local college campus but stops by once or twice a year for the groceries when her own means won’t stretch.
Ask Clymer about the changing face of poverty, and this is it.
It’s that woman in the nursing uniform sitting down Thursday to a hot meal, perhaps on her lunch break.
It’s those children spooning up food across the room.
“I don’t like to see kids hungry, but when they are here, you wonder if it might be the only meal they get,” said Howard Coates, a board member clearing off tables at the Potter’s House, who was once homeless himself.”
Oh, by the way, until recently Greensboro functioned as a sanctuary city providing illegal aliens with opportunities while stifling those of native born Americans.