Bill O’Reilly, during his Talking Points Memo on May 4, 2015, railed against politicians for not telling the truth about the poverty situation in Baltimore.
“For the past 48 years, Democrats have controlled the city of Baltimore,” O’Reilly pointed out. “During that time, the city’s population has fallen 30% and the poverty situation has grown more intense.”
“During the last five years, the federal government has poured billions of dollars into the poor areas of Baltimore … stimulus money. Total taxpayer money given: $1.8 billion. One poor neighborhood, Mid-Town Belvedere, got a whopping $838 million. That includes $467 million to education, $206 million to the environment, $24 million to “the family,” and $15 million to transportation. The result: Not much improvement.”