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Old 12-11-2017, 06:03 AM
 
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LOL. Michigan isn't much better. I lived there for 14 years, and in many professions including my own, incomes are signicantly lower than what I was used to. And don't me started on the subject of poverty in Michigan, in Detroit and throughout its Trump-loving hinterland.
I didn't say Michigan was perfect, just showing the massive inherent flaws in the OP's political attack.

P.S. Michigan has higher income adjusted for purchasing power than backwards low pay states like California and New York.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:05 AM
 
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Why didn't the UN look at California's poverty problem? California has 12% of the US population, but 34% of the US's welfare population.

California, the welfare capital - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Because it is political, as is this thread.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Oh look, another poster who thinks the last 100 years of poverty are all Trump's fault.
As goofy as those who posted that the US went to hell in a handbag when Obama was elected in 2008.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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As goofy as those who posted that the US went to hell in a handbag when Obama was elected in 2008.
Or as bad when the people who elected G-d himself, Ronald Raygun, are called Liberals....
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Boston
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remember how long liberals ran with the UN clown claiming we were 38th in healthcare? lmao .. claiming Cuba has better healthcare.....
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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This isn't anything new. I read years ago how when Nehru visited the US he said that Mississippi was poorer than Punjab (which is saying a lot considering how India was in the 1950s)

That said an NYU professor who works for the UN will convince nobody in Alabama no more than an "Independent Baptist" preacher will convince anyone in NY
This is not a good reason for the UN to initiate an investigation of an American state:

Alston also pointed out that the U.S. "has been very keen" on other countries being investigated by the U.N. for civil and human rights issues.

"Now, it's the turn to look at what's going on in the U.S.," Alston said.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:44 AM
 
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Many poor are poor because they choose to live in squalor conditions and refuse to educate themselves and move on. Poverty can sometimes be a choice.
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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P.S. Michigan has higher income adjusted for purchasing power than backwards low pay states like California and New York.
Perhaps. But socially, culturally, economically, Michigan is very "backwards," IMO. It's a less expensive state because few people move there relative to other states, such as California and New York.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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Our nation is one of many extremes. Extreme right, left, poverty and wealth. But there are many more that fall in the middle of those categories.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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Many poor are poor because they choose to live in squalor conditions and refuse to educate themselves and move on. Poverty can sometimes be a choice.
LOL. This is so aggressively stupid. People choose to be born to poor uneducated parents in areas with poor services and schools? Yeah, I could live a comfortable middle-class existence, but I’d rather live on this Alabama dirt farm and contract hookworms.
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