The official numbers on poverty are, of course, fake
Here's the interpretation to use. Especially relevant to the demographic cohort to whom "hope and change" appealed so much:
[T]he proportion of adults 25-34 living with their parents rose from 12.7% in 2008 to 13.4% in 2010. The poverty rate for these young adults was 8.5% when they were considered part of their parents’ household, but would have been 43% if they had been living on their own.
Is there no pony? They promised me a pony.
NOTE Hat tip for the link: CD.