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Old 11-18-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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How are they considered being a child in 'poverty' but still have a 50" HDTV, an Xbox and $150 sneakers?
It's because the useless statistic is based on "relative" poverty. And I'm not sure if it takes handouts into consideration.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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...Only Romania Is Worse




Which policies are being utilized to address this?

Cutting Head Start?
Cutting Food Stamp benefits?
Cutting education and keeping college costs high?
Not raising the minimum wage?
Refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy?
Making abortion/birth control less accessible?
Continuing corporate welfare including the military industrial complex?
Not passing a Jobs Bill?

Really, which policies are focused on remedying this embarrassing and shameful statistic?
I don't know, but I don't trust liberals to fix the problems. The only solution liberals have for anything is spending more money
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Out of the 35 wealthiest countries analyzed by UNICEF, only one, Romania, had a child poverty rate above the 23 percent rate recorded in the U.S. The rate is based on the definition of relative poverty used by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which states a child is living in poverty if he or she is growing up in a household where disposable income, when adjusted for family size and compensation, is less than 50 percent of the median disposable income for the country in question.

The data reinforces that far too many children continue to go without the basics in countries that have the means to provide, said Gordon Alexander, director of UNICEF's Office of Research. The report also shows that some countries performed well -- when looking at what is largely pre-crisis data -- due to the social protection systems that were in place. The risk is that in the current crisis we won't see the consequences of poor decisions until much later.

US Has Second-Highest Rate Of Childhood Poverty In Developed World, Only Romania Is Worse
Our children aren't going without basics, we are providing for them. Our standard of living is so high that our relative poverty exceeds the what most countries classify as middle class, or even upper middle class in some nations. Give. Me. A. Break.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Penniless Women knockin them out like Tastee-cakes...........wut wuld yew exxxpect?????????
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Our children aren't going without basics, we are providing for them. Our standard of living is so high that our relative poverty exceeds the what most countries classify as middle class, or even upper middle class in some nations. Give. Me. A. Break.
Yes, and you can bet that a large number of our so-called "poor" camped out at the electronic stores to be the first to buy the new Playstation. Our poor live like kings and queens. They stay cool in the summer with air conditioners, warm in the winter with taxpayer provided heat, they have free cell phones, free internet, they don't have to worry about co-pays or costs of lab tests with their free Medicaid. Food stamps even allow them meals out. Plus they never need to worry about finding a job or doing manual labor. Our poor are too arrogant for that.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:34 PM
 
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...Only Romania Is Worse




Which policies are being utilized to address this?

Cutting Head Start?
Cutting Food Stamp benefits?
Cutting education and keeping college costs high?
Not raising the minimum wage?
Refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy?
Making abortion/birth control less accessible?
Continuing corporate welfare including the military industrial complex?
Not passing a Jobs Bill?

Really, which policies are focused on remedying this embarrassing and shameful statistic?

1: Stop importing poverty (anchor babies, birth tourism)

2: People who cannot afford to adequately raise children shouldn't pop out so many children.

DUH!
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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8% of the births now are to illegal aliens.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:40 PM
 
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Last I knew poverty in US was defined as income less than 18K for family of four and that does not include any aid by any agency government or private.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Another example of " There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics"
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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This is because of the Liberal mindset allowing the lowest on the economic scale think that they can live a lifestyle just like everyone else even though they can't afford any of it.
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