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Old 12-22-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Good. Maybe it'll keep the poor people away.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Good. Maybe it'll keep the poor people away.
Don't count on it. Pretty sure stadiums of all types attract "poor people"..from scalpers to people selling water out of coolers.

Get ready for an influx of "poor people" in that area.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:45 PM
 
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With poverty rates of 13% in both Smyrna and Cobb County as a whole and a poverty rate of 21% in Marietta (a poverty rate that exceeds Fulton County's poverty rate of 17.6% and DeKalb County's poverty rate of 19% and rivals Clayton County's poverty rate of 24%), the poor people are already to be found in abundance around the area of the new Braves stadium in Cobb County.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA
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Good. Maybe it'll keep the poor people away.


...and you know what they say about transits bringing the poors & "undesirables" so.....
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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With poverty rates of 13% in both Smyrna and Cobb County as a whole and a poverty rate of 21% in Marietta (a poverty rate that exceeds Fulton County's poverty rate of 17.6% and DeKalb County's poverty rate of 19% and rivals Clayton County's poverty rate of 24%), the poor people are already to be found in abundance around the area of the new Braves stadium in Cobb County.
So you are saying Cobb County is lower than the rest of the region. I knew that already despite you trying to misleadingly cherry pick Cobb areas that have higher power-folk rates.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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So you are saying Cobb County is lower than the rest of the region. I knew that already despite you trying to misleadingly cherry pick Cobb areas that have higher power-folk rates.
No, you're saying what you are saying about Cobb County's overall poverty rate.

I'm pointing out that with a countywide poverty rate of about 13%, more than 1-in-8 Cobb County residents lives below the poverty line, a rate that is likely much higher than many might be aware of because of Cobb's historical reputation of being an affluent county in the post World War II era.

The 21% poverty rate in the city of Marietta is also relevant to the discussion because Marietta is Cobb County's largest city and the seat of county government in Cobb.

The extremely low (if not non-existent) poverty rates in affluent areas of the county like East Cobb and West Cobb balance out the extremely high poverty rates within and immediately around Cobb's largest incorporated city in Marietta and through some parts of Smyrna and Vinings to make a more moderate countywide poverty rate of 13%....A 13% poverty rate which is likely still significantly higher than many may assume Cobb's poverty rate to be based on its historical reputation for affluence.
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Let's not start to use the misleading definitions of "poverty" that unfortunately the federal gov has made very loose to try and capture as a large a group as possible. The Feds are not interested in actually reducing who is defined as "poor" because it works against the Democrats political.

Someone who has a million dollars net worth based on investments could be defined as living below the poverty line if they don't have wages.

How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S Census Bureau
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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Let's not start to use the misleading definitions of "poverty" that unfortunately the federal gov has made very loose to try and capture as a large a group as possible. The Feds are not interested in actually reducing who is defined as "poor" because it works against the Democrats political.
Glad you had time to uncover that conspiracy for us. Guess I have the wrong tin-foil-hat that is not allowing me to clearly see that Democrats are creating falsely high poverty numbers in the suburbs as part of their plan for world domination.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Let's not start to use the misleading definitions of "poverty" that unfortunately the federal gov has made very loose to try and capture as a large a group as possible. The Feds are not interested in actually reducing who is defined as "poor" because it works against the Democrats political.

Someone who has a million dollars net worth based on investments could be defined as living below the poverty line if they don't have wages.

How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S Census Bureau
Very interesting thanks for posting.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Are we really talking about poverty rates when Turner Field is surrounded by Mechanicsville, Thomasville and Pittsburgh? Some of you really need to just stop lol.
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