No they don’t. The correct statement is “80% of the statistics coming out of your mouth are made up and wildly inaccurate”.

The actual statistics show less than 13% were below the poverty level in 2016 and less than 6% were below 50% of the poverty level. Just being poor doesn’t mean living a hand to mouth existence. Most of the poor receive food stamps and many receive subsidized housing and rent assistance. They also get Medicaid and other healthcare benefits as well as food, meals , clothing, and other aid from charities and government agencies. Overall the US has a fairly generous set of welfare benefits. No one is saying it’s the Ritz, but its scarcely hand to mouth. In fact, when everything is taken into account, the US has a lower poverty rate and larger amount of benefits going to the poor than most European countries.

https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/faq/what-current-poverty-rate-united-states

https://www.heritage.org/welfare/report/poverty-and-the-social-welfare-state-the-united-states-and-other-nations

Please get a cite next time you invent a statistic or at least make it more plausible.

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