Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/02/03/shame-child-poverty-age-trump
The increase in Child Poverty rates also occurred in other Western nations such as here in Canada and in the United Kingdom. The trigger for this was neo-liberalism which was launched under Thatcher/Reagan/Mulroney and embraced by the likes of Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Paul Martin.
Thatcher Reagan and Mulroney were all from the Republican/Conservative parties on the right where Blair/Clinton/Martin claimed to be Liberals or representing the left.
This makes it pretty obvious to me that there little difference between those Political parties as they all have all sold out to the Corporate State and the 1 percent.
The UK made the mistake of ignoring Corbyn and thinking Boris Johnson would fix this. Canada made the mistake of believing Trudeau over the NDPS Singh would fix this. Let us hope the USA does not make this same mistake and that Sanders the next President.
And what are the child poverty rates of 1st Nation peoples (Native Americans, Inuit, etc)??