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Old 03-08-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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'Extreme' Poverty in US Has More Than Doubled, Study Says

Seems like America will be a Third World Country very soon.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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While those numbers are not good, its not that number that scares me. It's the amount of Americans that are barely scraping by on their paychecks. The amount of Americans near the poverty line is immense. That means that if current trends continue, over 1/3 of Americans will be priced out and be forced to use government aid which will not help us climb out of the hole any faster.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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oh poor me . My life sucks and its everyones fault but mine.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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oh poor me . My life sucks and its everyones fault but mine.
I don't think anyone has blamed anybody. I was just stating a fact, that if trends continue like this america will be a third world country very soon.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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Many cities already are.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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Another ludicrous biased "study"

It only included families with cash incomes...

If you take into account food stamps, welfare and all the other federal/state handouts families in "extreme poverty" receive they live like kings compared to other countries...
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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I don't think anyone has blamed anybody. I was just stating a fact, that if trends continue like this america will be a third world country very soon.

I think were there already...some parts of San Antonio and El Paso look like Bangladesh
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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If you take into account food stamps, welfare and all the other federal/state handouts families in "extreme poverty" receive they live like kings compared to other countries...
Compared to what countries do they live like kings?
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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Actualy they live about the same as many in the middle class did 20 yrs ago.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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Not making a comment but just linking this for those that may be interested.

BBC News - Panorama - America's homeless resort to tent cities

I watched the programme when it was broadcast and i have to admit i was stunned. Well, that's the story and here's the programe, 30mins long but well worth the watch.


Panorama: Poor America [BBC - 12/2/2012] - YouTube
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