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Old 09-17-2010, 03:54 AM
 
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Ouch, that has got to hurt.

"More than 1 out of 5 Arizonans live in poverty, a figure higher than anywhere else in the nation except for Mississippi."

New Census data: Arizona is second poorest state in the nation - East Valley Tribune - Arizona Local News: Arizona: poverty, census,
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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first impression is that they must have taken into account all of the natives on the reservations. 0 divided by any number is still 0, and all that.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista
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first impression is that they must have taken into account all of the natives on the reservations. 0 divided by any number is still 0, and all that.
My thought exactly.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Well poverty is on the rise.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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Ouch, that has got to hurt.

"More than 1 out of 5 Arizonans live in poverty, a figure higher than anywhere else in the nation except for Mississippi."

New Census data: Arizona is second poorest state in the nation - East Valley Tribune - Arizona Local News: Arizona: poverty, census,

I think Obama should come to Arizona, and fix this situation.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Or sue us for being broke.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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first impression is that they must have taken into account all of the natives on the reservations. 0 divided by any number is still 0, and all that.
And illegals?
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Well this article doesn't even mention Arizona on the top 10 poorest state list. Both articles seems to be citing the US Census Bureau's updated figures.

America's wealthiest (and poorest) states - Sep. 16, 2010
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Arizona but not for much longer!
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Ouch, that has got to hurt.

"More than 1 out of 5 Arizonans live in poverty, a figure higher than anywhere else in the nation except for Mississippi."

New Census data: Arizona is second poorest state in the nation - East Valley Tribune - Arizona Local News: Arizona: poverty, census,
No surprise here.

AZ has long been referred to as Mississippi of the southwest. Lots of trashy-type people seek the state for its laid-back ways. That has a way of creating laziness and the unwillingness for people to work harder and pull themselves out of poverty.

Too many Arizonans are stuck here. They can't sell or move if they want to because of the plummeted home values and a better life elsewhere is ususally more expensive.

There are no worthwhile jobs here anymore to speak of and no motivation to improve the quality of life. This place will be a backwater for the foreseeable future I'm afraid.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Well this article doesn't even mention Arizona on the top 10 poorest state list. Both articles seems to be citing the US Census Bureau's updated figures.
Very disturbing, Bungle . . . how is this even possible?

Obviously, the media is "juggling" or distorting the figures to promote an agenda.
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