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Old 03-18-2013, 10:12 PM
 
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There are a number of right-wing fruit cakes with low IQs who insist our poor are better off than poor people in Denmark, Sweden etc (these are the same right wing fruit cakes who think Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Atheist who went to a black supremacist Christian Church for 20 years )

Well, the thing is, real poverty isn't the handful of welfare queens they show on television living in an urban area with food stamps and a cell phone. No, the poorest place in America, county wise, is actually Buffalo County, South Dakota. It is located in a Native American reservation and is on land the US government said they Natives could have because it is infertile and out of the way (but I forgot, the Government is only bad when it helps the poor and when it puts down brown people, it's beautiful, huh right wing hacks?)

"Buffalo County, S.D., is the nation's poorest county. The 2000 census says Buffalo County has more poor children than any other county in the nation. The latest round of census numbers show us how many homes don't have kitchens, plumbing and telephones. In Buffalo County the number of homes without those basic services is increasing."

MPR: South Dakota has nation's poorest county

But hey, I guess they should just "lift themselves up with their boot straps" even though the government stole their boots

And it's not just the natives either. Ever hear of a little bothered about place in America called "Appalachia"? Well, the poverty there is long term and awful.

"While in Appalachia, those I was traveling with and I worked on repairing homes and other structures. The homes for the poor residents of Appalachia are little more than trailers that have been turned into permanent dwellings and shacks built by people who do not understand building construction very well."

Poverty in Appalachia: Third World Living Conditions in America? - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

I am lucky that I was born into a lower-working class family in the city, because at least I had some opportunities. For people facing rural poverty in America, they have even less.

But hey, we can't do anything that will make the super rich cry, no sir, that would be Socialism (scarrrrry!) Yes, true Americans know to BOW DOWN to their corporate masters and never question the status quo, or so Faux News Propaganda tells us.

The growing disparity between the "minds" of the right wing useful idiots and the reality of America and the world is appalling. To the rest of us with a brain (i.e., progressives) I ask this: who is it going to be, us:


Or them?:


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Edit: FOR THE RECORD, I am NOT a fan of that corporate owned hack Obama, who is just as bad as the GOP but simply hides it slightly better. His policies are a part of the problem and I actually voted Green Party in the last election as a protest vote.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:13 PM
 
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Well OP, invite them to dinner then.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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Well OP, invite them to dinner then.
Straight from the latest CPAC roundtable on GOP policy solutions.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i must be a fruit cake. but i am afraid its the entitlement people attempting to shout down the truth. i lived in france i know what poor is. its not 7 11 snacks, 100 dollar nikes and cable and cell phone. nothing but hood rat blather.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:23 PM
 
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There are a number of right-wing fruit cakes with low IQs who insist our poor are better off than poor people in Denmark, Sweden etc (these are the same right wing fruit cakes who think Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Atheist who went to a black supremacist Christian Church for 20 years )

Well, the thing is, real poverty isn't the handful of welfare queens they show on television living in an urban area with food stamps and a cell phone. No, the poorest place in America, county wise, is actually Buffalo County, South Dakota. It is located in a Native American reservation and is on land the US government said they Natives could have because it is infertile and out of the way (but I forgot, the Government is only bad when it helps the poor and when it puts down brown people, it's beautiful, huh right wing hacks?)

"Buffalo County, S.D., is the nation's poorest county. The 2000 census says Buffalo County has more poor children than any other county in the nation. The latest round of census numbers show us how many homes don't have kitchens, plumbing and telephones. In Buffalo County the number of homes without those basic services is increasing."

MPR: South Dakota has nation's poorest county

But hey, I guess they should just "lift themselves up with their boot straps" even though the government stole their boots

And it's not just the natives either. Ever hear of a little bothered about place in America called "Appalachia"? Well, the poverty there is long term and awful.

"While in Appalachia, those I was traveling with and I worked on repairing homes and other structures. The homes for the poor residents of Appalachia are little more than trailers that have been turned into permanent dwellings and shacks built by people who do not understand building construction very well."

Poverty in Appalachia: Third World Living Conditions in America? - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

I am lucky that I was born into a lower-working class family in the city, because at least I had some opportunities. For people facing rural poverty in America, they have even less.

But hey, we can't do anything that will make the super rich cry, no sir, that would be Socialism (scarrrrry!) Yes, true Americans know to BOW DOWN to their corporate masters and never question the status quo, or so Faux News Propaganda tells us.

The growing disparity between the "minds" of the right wing useful idiots and the reality of America and the world is appalling. To the rest of us with a brain (i.e., progressives) I ask this: who is it going to be, us:


Or them?:


Rich Kids Of Instagram
Oh come on.... Obama's been president for some time now, how can you really believe there's any poverty? Wouldn't he have done something about it?

The fact is, the more trillions we throw at poverty the more poverty we have. Our extremely costly war on poverty is a dismal failure. And countries like Denmark aren't importing poverty at the very high rate we are.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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OP can feel free to send some extra to the IRS this April, they take donations.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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i must be a fruit cake. but i am afraid its the entitlement people attempting to shout down the truth. i lived in france i know what poor is. its not 7 11 snacks, 100 dollar nikes and cable and cell phone. nothing but hood rat blather.
Looks like you are shoveling a lot of bs, I grew up lower middle class and I never had any of those things, we couldn't afford them. I"m middle class today and I won't pay $100 for shoes or buy cable.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:25 PM
 
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I feel like my hard work and success will all go to waste in a few years because of you thieves. I love how you believe anyone pulling in over 200k doesn't give back. Tell me, when was the last time you picked up trash on the curb? When was the last time you donated a quarter of a million dollars to charity? When was the last time you donated to have a homeless shelter built because, as Big money Bloomberg put it, "the rich fly in and take up all the room in the shelters"? Keep begging, slave. See how far it gets you and your fellow man.

The only reason you're not wealthy is because you're either not trying hard enough, or you are too stupid to climb the tree to get the coconut and are waiting for the other apes to throw you one.

The only time there will be a lack of opportunity in this country is when you socialist fools remove it. EVERYONE, from the trailer park to the Manhattan skyline has an equal opportunity to do something for themselves. The only problem they face is cowardice. Prove me wrong.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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I feel like my hard work and success will all go to waste in a few years because of you thieves. I love how you believe anyone pulling in over 200k doesn't give back. Tell me, when was the last time you picked up trash on the curb? When was the last time you donated a quarter of a million dollars to charity? When was the last time you donated to have a homeless shelter built because, as Big money Bloomberg put it, "the rich fly in and take up all the room in the shelters"? Keep begging, slave. See how far it gets you and your fellow man.

The only reason you're not wealthy is because you're either not trying hard enough, or you are too stupid to climb the tree to get the coconut and are waiting for the other apes to throw you one.

The only time there will be a lack of opportunity in this country is when you socialist fools remove it. EVERYONE, from the trailer park to the Manhattan skyline has an equal opportunity to do something for themselves. The only problem they face is cowardice. Prove me wrong.
You're not wealthy either, anyone that believes you are is an idiot.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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There are a number of right-wing fruit cakes with low IQs who insist our poor are better off than poor people in Denmark, Sweden etc (these are the same right wing fruit cakes who think Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Atheist who went to a black supremacist Christian Church for 20 years )

Well, the thing is, real poverty isn't the handful of welfare queens they show on television living in an urban area with food stamps and a cell phone. No, the poorest place in America, county wise, is actually Buffalo County, South Dakota. It is located in a Native American reservation and is on land the US government said they Natives could have because it is infertile and out of the way (but I forgot, the Government is only bad when it helps the poor and when it puts down brown people, it's beautiful, huh right wing hacks?)

"Buffalo County, S.D., is the nation's poorest county. The 2000 census says Buffalo County has more poor children than any other county in the nation. The latest round of census numbers show us how many homes don't have kitchens, plumbing and telephones. In Buffalo County the number of homes without those basic services is increasing."

MPR: South Dakota has nation's poorest county

But hey, I guess they should just "lift themselves up with their boot straps" even though the government stole their boots

And it's not just the natives either. Ever hear of a little bothered about place in America called "Appalachia"? Well, the poverty there is long term and awful.

"While in Appalachia, those I was traveling with and I worked on repairing homes and other structures. The homes for the poor residents of Appalachia are little more than trailers that have been turned into permanent dwellings and shacks built by people who do not understand building construction very well."

Poverty in Appalachia: Third World Living Conditions in America? - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

I am lucky that I was born into a lower-working class family in the city, because at least I had some opportunities. For people facing rural poverty in America, they have even less.

But hey, we can't do anything that will make the super rich cry, no sir, that would be Socialism (scarrrrry!) Yes, true Americans know to BOW DOWN to their corporate masters and never question the status quo, or so Faux News Propaganda tells us.

The growing disparity between the "minds" of the right wing useful idiots and the reality of America and the world is appalling. To the rest of us with a brain (i.e., progressives) I ask this: who is it going to be, us:


Or them?:


Rich Kids Of Instagram


conservatives do not care about poverty, about starving children. They do not care.

As such, conservatives don't debate poverty based on statistics or facts.

conservatives do 2 things, they attack poor people as immoral and lazy and thus deserving of suffering.

Or conservatives deny that poverty actual exists in this nation, or that poverty isn't really a problem in this nation.

conservatives do this in every thread about poverty. conservatives will not engage with factual information about poverty or hunger, or lack of access to all sorts of things. They just don't care.

conservatives hate poor people.
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