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On the back everyone President Obama about -- turn the economy around but a shocking new survey.
Suggests the American dream is fading fast sit claims 46 point two million citizens are living below the poverty line.
And 70% of them will face near property at some point in their adult lives.
If the White House is so determine -- fix the economy -- are so many people struggling to get by.
Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson juniors here now to weigh in morning Kelly -- Peter this is staggering when I was reading this last night I I could feel the pain.
Of a -- of a lot of Americans who find themselves below that poverty.
Life is a tremendous amount of pain there's not enough hope and hopefully the American dream continues to live.
In our hearts and our minds and our aspirations but a for a lot of Americans the poverty line is to.
To close and so when you talk about almost 80% of Americans.
Facing some form of poverty -- unemployment in their lifetime.
Being on aid for more than a year living a 150%.
Above -- that the poverty.
Line that is something that crosses racial barriers and American.
Hispanic and black Americans face poverty -- three times a greater rate.
But when you look at the newest city news articles that talk about 15% of Americans are considered work.
It's 46 point two million Americans Americans aged 35 to 45.
Have a 23%.
Of poverty compared to 17%.
Forty years ago when you look at the invisible war Kelly -- nineteen million white Americans.
Living below the poverty line.
You've seen statistics that we haven't seen ever in this country and so what it shows is.
We aspire to economic opportunity for all.
But what we're seeing is maybe there's less economic opportunity.
For all -- so not only our communities of color.
Being affected by a lack of hope a lack of opportunity lack of jobs so wore white communities faith and education.
And Peter because of that because of the fact that now you have white Americans black America's Hispanic America's all experiencing this high degree of poverty.
You would you have to hope that there would be some change let me give.
Absolutely I think that's what what what we're seeing in this study by professor -- it Washington University.
In Saint Louis when you have seven point 6% unemployment when you're the 1% growth rate when food stamp recipients have grown 46%.
Over the last.
Five years and you see this mainstreaming.
Of economic deprivation.
He's save yourself what are we doing wrong what can we do better how do we list all of ourselves up.
To achieve the American dream that we so aspire to these are very staggering as you say statistics.
And a very sobering and do call for some change in the way that we're.
Period so what -- gonna change you and -- all Americans have to do including you and I can do -- Israel of course we can always try.
That's because the American dream should not be -- American nightmare should not our right Peter thanks ridiculously you know pretty keep this American dream alive this morning.
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