Jose Guillen, 68, sorts recyclable items at a recycling center in Los Angeles, Sept. 14, 2011. The ranks of the nation’s poor have swelled to a new records — nearly 1 in 6 Americans. (AP/Jae C. Hong)

New Census Data Undermine House GOP’s Reasons For Cutting Social Safety Net

As the House majority threatens to defund Obamacare and cut food stamps, the data show that their claims don’t hold water.