The New York Post today has an op-ed by Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation discussing flaws in the Census Bureau's new so-called measure of poverty. He is one of the few guys out there who is on to the scam and he is very knowledgeable. By all means read his article to find out more details on how the government goes about the calculated deception of the people to get them to support endlessly more ineffectual spending.
But Rector is way, way too nice. There is nothing innocent about what the government does to create a wildly inflated measure of "poverty" that is completely detached from material deprivation and that can never go down no matter how much anti-poverty spending the government undertakes. More here.