Except for this. America has an insanely high percentage of child poverty. More than 20 percent of all children here live below the poverty line. Check the list:
The top five positions in the league table are occupied by Iceland, Finland, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Norway (with Slovenia and Denmark close behind). All of these countries have relative child poverty rates below 7%. Another eight countries including two of the largest — Germany and France– have rates between 7% and 10%. A third group, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, post rates of between 10% and 15%. A further six, including populous Italy and Spain, show rates of between 15% and 20%. In only two countries are more than 20% of children living in relative poverty — Romania and the United States.
How do the Republicans propose we remedy this? Cut Medicaid? Yes. Cut SCHIP? Yes. Cut education? Yep.