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Old 07-03-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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It turns out that since the turn of the century, the problem of high poverty neighborhoods has actually gotten worse, So ya wanna live in Da City ......

What American Dream? One-Fourth of People Now Live in High-Poverty Neighborhoods
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Sounds like it's an even bigger problem in Da Country--most of that poverty is in the Midwest and South rather than the developed Northeast.
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According to the data, the Northeast saw the smallest increase, with 16.5 percent of people living in a high poverty area in 2000 and 21.5 percent living in one in 2010. However the Midwest saw the biggest leap—from 11.7 percent in 2000 to 21.5 percent in 2010.

While that’s clearly not good those numbers seem tame compared to what’s going on in the South. In 2000, 21.8 percent of people in Southern states were already living in poverty areas. Now that has jumped to a whopping 30.8 percent of people living in poor communities.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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Sounds like it's an even bigger problem in Da Country--most of that poverty is in the Midwest and South rather than the developed Northeast.
It's really interesting when you consider the number of people who have moved to the South over the last few decades and the supposed superiority of their economic model ("right-to-work", low wage, low benefit, low social safety net, etc).
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:30 PM
 
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Proverty is kept high so cost of living is kept down. Basically the more richie rich people we have in one spot, the more money it costs people.


America dream is hurted by seperation, divorce, and generations of verbal abuse/disrespect


Like imagine being a kid, and being told your a Dunce, by the person you idolize more then god. Your father or mother. You grow up, finding out your idol, is a feeble scared coward, you once saw as superman.


Back then in the 1960's this was an okay way of living, but because of repeative trends of verbal abuse from family members. People barely go anywhere in life.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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Proverty is kept high so cost of living is kept down. Basically the more richie rich people we have in one spot, the more money it costs people.


America dream is hurted by seperation, divorce, and generations of verbal abuse/disrespect


Like imagine being a kid, and being told your a Dunce, by the person you idolize more then god. Your father or mother. You grow up, finding out your idol, is a feeble scared coward, you once saw as superman.


Back then in the 1960's this was an okay way of living, but because of repeative trends of verbal abuse from family members. People barely go anywhere in life. Imagine you live inside an neighborhood, and do not know one soul at all. That is a big problem, when you do not go to the same place of worship, or city council, etc, etc events. The town is one unit.

SOmetimes people are pushed out of the town. It could be a kid, with bullies in school. It could be the school enforcing new dickless laws. It could be going to college with barely any gas or penny a ride. It could be going the military and not comming home with any skills. It could your family harrasing your dreams, and everything. It could people outside who wants you to be differnt then who you are. That is what people are talking about. Nobody gets anywhere fast basically.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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And it has spread to the suburbs. Anyone who thinks poverty ends at the city limits is mistaken. The difference is most are not set up to deal with it.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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The American Dream has no guarantee. Some seem to think it will track them down and one day they will be getting its benefits. It doesn't happen that way. Planning, reasonably intelligence and a certain amount of luck will help a lot. My dad grew up in the backwoods of Arkansas and knew very little of the outside world. He happened to have a brain and he loved to learn. He also loved to work. To labor. He had an opportunity to go to college where he finished high school and in the summers, he dug ditches to pay for his keep. His American Dream materialized because of the things he loved doing and he was smart enough to take advantage of what was available. I don't think I ever heard him complain about anything. Maybe he just kept it to himself. He came from that background and ended up with a good job with the federal government. It may not have been a dream for many but it worked for him. He made it happen. He prepared himself. He didn't try to avoid physical labor.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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Oh yes, living in poverty with cell phones, internet, television, video games, lots of food... those starving Kenyan children really pity us.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:44 AM
 
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Oh yes, living in poverty with cell phones, internet, television, video games, lots of food... those starving Kenyan children really pity us.


You might want to get out of your bubble and see what actual poverty in the US looks like. If you think poor people have the internet, video games and lots of food you don't have a clue.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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You might want to get out of your bubble and see what actual poverty in the US looks like. If you think poor people have the internet, video games and lots of food you don't have a clue.
Yeah, those claims really get tiresome.
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