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Old 10-20-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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America's Poor: Where Poverty Is Rising In America - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20101019/cm_huffpost/767734 - broken link)

Crippling poverty rates in many of America's hardest-hit regions have been accompanied by several other disturbing trends for the middle class. Income inequality hit an all-time high before the recession, according to University of California, Berkeley, economist Emmanuel Saez. States, faced with an estimated budget shortfall of $380 billion for 2011, have started to cut crucial services and have laid off thousands of workers.

Growing layoffs last year caused millions of Americans to lose employee-provided health insurance, leaving 16.7 percent of Americans with no health insurance, the highest level since the Census started collecting the data in 1987.

I did the math.. that's a tad bit over 51 million people without health insurance. Obviously, these people don't really need it, or they'd get off their lazy butts and make some money - and get it. As we all know, health care is A. affordable, B. necessary and C. easy to obtain.

*cough*

LOL WTF. U can't be serious, 70Ford!!!!
Nope. You got me. That is just some sad, sad shizzola, right there.
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