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US Poverty on Track to Rise to HIGHEST since 1960s

 
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The United States spent trillions of dollars for what?

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The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.


Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the weeks ahead of the November elections.

The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, both nonpartisan and those with known liberal or conservative leanings, and found a broad consensus: The official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent. Several predicted a more modest gain, but even a 0.1 percentage point increase would put poverty at the highest since 1965.

“The issues aren’t just with public benefits. We have some deep problems in the economy,” said Peter Edelman, director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy.

He pointed to the recent recession but also longer-term changes in the economy such as globalization, automation, outsourcing, immigration, and less unionization that have pushed median household income lower. Even after strong economic growth in the 1990s, poverty never fell below a 1973 low of 11.1 percent. That low point came after President Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty, launched in 1964, created Medicaid, Medicare and other social welfare programs.

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However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

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However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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you ain't seen shit yet

wait till food doubles and real estate halves in 2013 and then shit will get reall bad
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The entire U.S. has been run by liberal democrats in Congress since the 1960's.

Spread the wealth. Kill Jobs.
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Well, you elect a socialist illegal alien for president, one who never started a business, never wrote an article for publication, only did "community organizing" (my Gosh, what a fucqing joke) and you expect the economy to recover? The poor guy does not have a clue. He thinks that wealth gr4ows on trees, and all you have to do is take it from Peter to pay Paul. And the Paul will vote for you.

Wealth must be created. And it must be repeatedly created. Like the tomatoes and okras in my garden. You start taxing my garden and I produce less. You start "redistributing" my okra and I say to hell with that. You grow it and weed it and water it and I'll share yours. The problem is, with a Harvard law degree, these things become impossible to understand.
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you ain't seen shit yet

wait till food doubles and real estate halves in 2013 and then shit will get reall bad
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Yeah, isn't that something to look forward to. gaah
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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The United States spent trillions of dollars for what?

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The way I remember it, Bush and Obama spent trillions bailing out banks and corporations, not poor people.
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:owr:
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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odance

Hope and Change you can believe in!


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odance

Hope and Change you can believe in!


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Yes, there is a lot of people walking around with no Hope and the only money they have is pocket Change.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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odance

Hope and Change you can believe in!


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Yes, there is a lot of people walking around with no Hope and the only money they have is pocket Change.
 Quoting: KoFFee_


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Well, you elect a socialist illegal alien for president, one who never started a business, never wrote an article for publication, only did "community organizing" (my Gosh, what a fucqing joke) and you expect the economy to recover? The poor guy does not have a clue. He thinks that wealth gr4ows on trees, and all you have to do is take it from Peter to pay Paul. And the Paul will vote for you.

Wealth must be created. And it must be repeatedly created. Like the tomatoes and okras in my garden. You start taxing my garden and I produce less. You start "redistributing" my okra and I say to hell with that. You grow it and weed it and water it and I'll share yours. The problem is, with a Harvard law degree, these things become impossible to understand.
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Obama is a very well adjusted man cruise
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They are not gonna stop the welfare and the foodstamps and the SS payments.Oh no! If they did that, then there would be riots galore and the gorillaz would burn down every town and city in the entire country, and the elite do not want that! If the dumbasses were smart, that's exactly what they should do!
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The entire U.S. has been run by liberal democrats in Congress since the 1960's.

Spread the wealth. Kill Jobs.
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Federal taxes are the lowest in 35 years. The lack of jobs here started when the first American company closed shop here and sent the jobs to China and lived to see another day. The rest then followed with the support of both political parties.. you idiot.
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Why Unemployment Can Kill You

Unemployment kills not only dreams and careers, but it also affects the mental and physical health of the unemployed. Just ask people who are unemployed.

Lessy Diaz is unemployed. She feels frustrated because she has worked all of her life and now she feels like she is not being a productive member of society.
The worst thing, according to Lessy, is to think that all those years of professional development and diligence are worth nothing. Lessy candidly shared how the financial stressors have a toll on her marital relationship.
“We struggle to keep the harmony,” she says.


According to recent numbers released by the US Bureau of Statistics, the current unemployment rate in the United States is 8.2 percent.
The numbers are higher for certain segments of the population; unemployment among Latinos is 11.0 percent and for African Americans is 14.4 percent Yet numbers alone don’t tell the whole story.
Studies are confirming the relationship between unemployment rates and rates of overall mortality, especially due to cardiovascular diseases and suicide.

In spite of these few studies that present a paradoxical relationship between unemployment and health outcomes, the preponderance of studies seem to agree that one of the most
salient effects of unemployment is in the area of mental health with increased depression symptoms, substance abuse, admissions to psychiatric hospitals, death by suicide, and interpersonal violence.

If you have friends or relatives who are unemployed, reach out to them; help them feel valuable and invite them to engage in healthy behaviors, like walking or playing sports. You could be saving their lives.

Read more here:

[link to www.mamiverse.com]
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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You can thank Bill Clinton for shipping them all overseas with NAFTA, brilliant move
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it's all obammy's fault even tho Boosh gave ya'll the Great depression and record deficits lmao
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lol, just can't make this shit up folks. Just when you thought it was okay. LMAO
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In the 60s President Lyndon Johnson launched the war against poverty:

Johnson’s early thinking about the War on Poverty had two primary currents. The first consisted of equipping the poor to take advantage of opportunity while demanding that they then help themselves. On the morning of the State of the Union speech, he explain to former Eisenhower Treasury Secretary Robert Anderson that

"What we’re trying to do—instead of people getting something for nothing, we’re going to try to fit them where they can take care of themselves. . . . That’s our program. We don’t want them to get something for nothing. We want to get them where they can carry their own weight"

Read more here:

[link to presidentialrecordings.rotunda.upress.virginia.edu]
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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The entire U.S. has been run by liberal democrats in Congress since the 1960's.

Spread the wealth. Kill Jobs.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14380192


Federal taxes are the lowest in 35 years. The lack of jobs here started when the first American company closed shop here and sent the jobs to China and lived to see another day. The rest then followed with the support of both political parties.. you idiot.
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Depends on how you define taxes, Mr. Liberal. If taxes are fees and expenses put on business by government, they are the highest they have ever been. There are thousands of pages of federal regulations that regulate small business. Let's don't even talk large corporations, because we already know they are bribing the most important politicians (head of GE + President Obama).

Small business has health care expenses. Unemployment taxes. Workmen's compensation. Social security. Figure in a visit from OSHA at 1% of yearly revenue.

You can't make any money. If you somehow manage to make a marginal profit on your start up business, the government will be there to see if you obeyed all the laws. Those passed by Congress, which number hundreds of pages. Or those written by the bureaucracy, pursuant to the laws, that number into the thousands of pages.
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it's all obammy's fault even tho Boosh gave ya'll the Great depression and record deficits lmao
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No, you can thank Bill Clinton for deregulating the banks
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The entire U.S. has been run by liberal democrats in Congress since the 1960's.

Spread the wealth. Kill Jobs.
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Federal taxes are the lowest in 35 years. The lack of jobs here started when the first American company closed shop here and sent the jobs to China and lived to see another day. The rest then followed with the support of both political parties.. you idiot.
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Why not make the tax rate 80% so Obama can give half a billion to a solar energy company and the rest to his friends in congress and some for his re-election fund?
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This is being hidden from the world by keeping the stock market going steady. People are poor, and they aren't buying anything. Yet the stocks keep steady. Manipulation at it's finest. How long can they keep the game going? It's simply madness.
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As the poverty rate increases, watch the government cut back on welfare benefits for the people the TRULY need it.

Multiple states have already eliminated their cash assistance programs - even though most paid into it their entire lives.

Sickening.
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What I've experienced with my job is that my wages haven't kept pace with the general price inflation.

Every dollar they created out of thin air devalued the dollar and what you could buy 15 years ago with that dollar, now costs two.

Prices have gone up in everything, but my pay has stayed the same.

My employer can't afford to give me a raise.

So I have to supplement my income somehow--usually in sales--yard sales, craigslist ads, etc.

It's been getting tougher, lately.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task
the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24

"This man really is the Savior of the world!" John 4:42

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:7

I do not own the rights to any video posted, they are for educational/entertainment purposes only.
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The entire U.S. has been run by liberal democrats in Congress since the 1960's.

Spread the wealth. Kill Jobs.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14380192


Federal taxes are the lowest in 35 years. The lack of jobs here started when the first American company closed shop here and sent the jobs to China and lived to see another day. The rest then followed with the support of both political parties.. you idiot.
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which is sort of irrelevant if some poor smucka is paying 50 a week in gas , 25 on insurance and then another 20 averaged out for local and state extortion. so make it at around 5000 a year or 10 % of average yearly wages just to get to work as a middle classer.

er who gives a shit about those when really the new upper middle class wage is what civil serpents are making.
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As the poverty rate increases, watch the government cut back on welfare benefits for the people the TRULY need it.

Multiple states have already eliminated their cash assistance programs - even though most paid into it their entire lives.

Sickening.
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What is happening is that states, the federal government, city governments, county governments, and international governments are all spending above their means. That means they are coming looking for you, if you are not lazy and shiftless. If you are lazy and shiftless you are valuable only as a voter. If you actually work for a living, they want an increasing percentage of your pay.

They made promises to public employee unions they could not keep. They floated bond issues to build shit. It failed to produce the revenue. They simply wasted your tax $. But they are not apologetic. They want more, so they can spend it to ameliorate poverty and put food in another man's belly. Even though he just got finished fathering his sixth out of wedlock welfare brat.

It's just too late. You can't have as many people on government assistance as you have working -- actually working.
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you ain't seen shit yet

wait till food doubles and real estate halves in 2013 and then shit will get reall bad
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you might b right.. i heard from a major builder/supervisor
that housing will level off then go down again for years before it ever recovers
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Im not, but good, thats what fags like you and the other Iran loving motherfuckers deserve.
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I would like to c it end soon, but it does not look good.

Lots of people who have big bucks r leaving the country, even giving up there citizenship, to avoid taxes.