4 million people were lifted out of poverty by the CARES Act. But because it was a one-time intervention without follow-up, since then 8 million people have fallen into poverty. Poverty is a political choice imposed on marginalized people in this country
EIGHT MILLION people have slipped into poverty since May, when federal aid dried up in the coronavirus pandemic
Stunning: 30% of those eligible for checks in the CARES Act didn't receive them bc they had to apply to the IRS. Reminder that "universal" programs are only as good as the delivery infrastructure, & need to be belt-&-suspenders with strong UI systems.
This is incredible. The equivalent of the entire state of Virginia or Washington has slipped into poverty since *May* as the GOP has stalled any further Covid rescue packages. Unconscionable harm being done to millions of families.
Now living on $350 a week plus food stamps, Ms. Jeffcoat and her husband have gone without electricity because they can't afford generator fuel and have spent weeks without propane for cooking and hot showers. “We stick with cold meals - cereals."
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 8 million fall into poverty as Congress, White House fail to approve stimulus $1,200 checks, unemployment benefits long gone in many cases "People are having a lot more trouble paying their bills, paying their rent, putting food on the table”
America is getting poorer. As federal pandemic aid from the spring dries up, 8 million Americans have slipped into poverty, according to researchers at Columbia University.
Cereal for meals and no electricity, among the details here: 8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up.
The government's early fiscal relief plan kept poverty from rising during the early days of the covid crisis. But that money dried up and the government got covid fatigue, and poverty is now rising sharply.
These numbers must shock our conscience, and yet they are only a snapshot of the broader crises we are facing. #PoorPeoplesCampaign
As federal aid has dried up, the number of Americans living in poverty has increased by 8 million since May.
Aid has dried up. Stimulus talks are going nowhere. And the # of Americans living in poverty has grown by 8 million since May.
“The Cares Act was unusually successful, but now it’s gone, and a lot more people are poor,” said Zachary Parolin, an author of 's recent report on poverty today in the United States.
While millions more Americans have fallen into poverty since May because of the pandemic, Senate Republicans have prioritized one thing: confirming judges.
Mitch McConnell let enhanced unemployment expire and this is what happened
This is heartbreaking. People need aid now! 8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up - ⁦
The $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill pulled four million people out of poverty via one-time payments and expanded unemployment insurance. Now, there are more poor people in the U.S. than before the pandemic.
While Trump and McConnell rush to confirm a Supreme Court nominee, millions have fallen into poverty. Do your job, pass the HEROES Act.
This is heartbreaking. And infuriating. And preventable.
What Trump and his party have wrought 2/
the ease and passivity of the idiom "slip into poverty," like you just stepped on a banana peel or the ground suddenly tipped beneath you, as if no one designed this country
"Poverty has grown by six million people in the past three months." Washington -- are you listening?
While the Senate GOP continues to rush to confirm a Supreme Court nominee, millions have fallen into poverty. The #HeroesAct has been sitting on the Senate Majority Leader’s desk for the past 5 months.
Every week that Congress fails to pass more COVID relief, millions more Americans struggle to pay their bills and put food on the table. We have to stand up for working families and pass a comprehensive bill ASAP to help the folks who are struggling. 
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up
"After an ambitious expansion of the safety net in the spring saved millions of people from poverty, the aid is now largely exhausted and poverty has returned to levels higher than before the coronavirus crisis, two new studies have found."
NYT: “The number of poor people has grown by eight million since May, according to researchers at Columbia University, after falling by four million at the pandemic’s start as a result of an $2 trillion emergency package known as the Cares Act.” ⁦
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up - The New York Times
"The number of poor people has grown by 8 million since May... after falling by 4 million at the pandemic’s start as a result of an $2 trillion emergency package known as the Cares Act... "Her husband sold his tools to buy diapers..."
The expansion of the safety net in the spring saved millions of people from poverty. Now the aid is largely exhausted and poverty has returned to levels higher than before the coronavirus crisis, according to two new studies.
Our latest: in April, the CARES Act lifted 18 million+ out of poverty. Today? Only 4 million, as stimulus checks and $600/wk unemployment bonus have expired. As a result, monthly poverty rate in Sept. was higher than April/May or pre-crisis levels. More
“The number of poor people has grown by eight million since May.”
The Cares Act saved millions of people from poverty, but it has expired and poverty is rising.
COVID-19 didn’t do this. The government’s catastrophic mismanagement of COVID-19, and its refusal to provide needed assistance, did this.
“The number of poor people has grown by eight million since May, according to researchers at Columbia University, after falling by four million at the pandemic’s start as a result of an $2 trillion emergency package known as the Cares Act.”
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up important. Way more than preferences & post. Sorry ACB will be confirmed & biden will win.
Important b/c shows (1) Americans need more aid now, and (2) how hard it still is to be right about pandemic economic needs, even with all our new data. \Thread...
This is the result of a policy choice.
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up - The New York Times
Two new studies #poweredbyIPUMS referenced in this article. 👇
Americans are going hungry and without electricity as pandemic relief has dried up. Mitch McConnell could have passed a new package. Instead he’s prioritized jamming through a Supreme Court justice who will take away your health care. Flip the Senate.
Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans’ refusal to pass another COVID-19 relief bill months ago wasn’t just an economic failure – it was a moral failure. They chose to let 8 million Americans slide into poverty during this crisis.
Never forget that the GOP is pushing millions into poverty as they work overtime to solidify a Supreme Court that will take away your health care.
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up
Doesn’t seem great
There was no chance the #Covid19 pandemic wasn't going to cause tragic numbers of illness, deaths & massive economic fallout around the globe. But it didn't have to play out as badly as it has in the United States.
Since the expiration of the CARES Act, millions of American families are forced to choose between food, electricity, and medicine after losing a job through no fault of their own. We need a new stimulus package and we need it now.
It's a national emergency - 8 million Americans fallen into poverty since May. Quick: Let's seat a Supreme Court justice who will take away our healthcare.
Painful to read. describes hardship facing the 8 million people who have fallen into poverty as federal aid dries up. Moms skipping meals. Dads selling tools for diapers. Constant worry. Threat of eviction. Heartbreaking. Congress MUST act.
Child poverty in America is rising at a rapid rate due to COVID-19, with 2.5MM more kids falling below the poverty line since May. Growing up in poverty endangers children's health, education and chances of survival. Important story from .
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up. By ⁦⁩ reporting on two new studies showing similar trends. #mssp668
The US Senate twiddle their thumbs. via
True if by "Slipped" the means "Pushed by the President and GOP Senate"
“The number of poor people [in the U.S.] has grown by eight million since May, according to researchers at Columbia University“
Since added federal aid to the unemployed has dried up, millions have likely fallen into poverty: via
While the rich continue to stuff their bank accounts during the pandemic, 8 million more people fall into poverty, facing hunger and eviction.
This is awful, and so is the fact that over this period, the stock market did pretty well. 8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up
Election watch
What’s it going to take for politicians to focus on the right things? 8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up
“The Cares Act was unusually successful, but now it’s gone, and a lot more people are poor,” said Zachary Parolin, an author of the Columbia analysis.
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up
3 important reads on America’s worsening inequality: US recovery is K-shaped: High earners thriving, low-wage workers hurting (WSJ) 8M more people in poverty since May (NYT) Minorities hit hardest (WEF)