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2012-12-10 Economy
Over 1 Million Americans Enter Poverty In Last Two Months
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Posted by tipper 2012-12-10 05:11|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [277 views ]  Top

#1 Poverty is not the point---dependency is the point!
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-12-10 07:16||   2012-12-10 07:16|| Front Page Top

#2 FDR era ration books and stamps issued by the gov't (basted upon "needs" of course), appear to be the future. We might as well become accustomed to it and embrace our socialist, single party masters. Property ownership was such a pain in the a** anyway, all those leaves to rake and association meetings.

Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-10 08:21||   2012-12-10 08:21|| Front Page Top

#3 I know I'm preaching to the crowd...but here's a good slogan on poverty for the rest of the world to appreciate: "America, where our definition of poor is obese people with cell phones, access to internet, t.v.'s, air conditioning, and automobiles."
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-12-10 09:46||   2012-12-10 09:46|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't forget the 40" Plasma TV and Cable!
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-12-10 10:38||   2012-12-10 10:38|| Front Page Top

#5 A third-world peasant would weep with joy to be offered "poverty" in the US.
Posted by mojo 2012-12-10 10:44||   2012-12-10 10:44|| Front Page Top

#6 All the tchotchkes in the world won't make you rich if not getting out of debt and being able to own big things isn't an option.

My _not_ buying a smartphone isn't helping me with the basics of my bad situation. The poor who are buying smartphones may be reacting rationally to their situation, since either way they can't get to the point of owning land or a house.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-12-10 11:10||   2012-12-10 11:10|| Front Page Top

#7 They voted for, re happy with it according to Rasmussen polls, they deserve it.
Posted by JFM 2012-12-10 11:21||   2012-12-10 11:21|| Front Page Top

#8 And those HH jackets...
Posted by Steve White 2012-12-10 12:15||   2012-12-10 12:15|| Front Page Top

#9 http://youtu.be/DL-a-r7iJIU

Welfare state in action.
Posted by warthogswife 2012-12-10 15:45||   2012-12-10 15:45|| Front Page Top

#10 I hope those in poverty in the US are not as deprived as those in Australia where they are missing out on stomach reduction for obesity.
A survey of almost 50,000 obese Australians found those living in socially disadvantaged areas on low incomes were less likely to have bariatric surgery than their higher earning, better-educated counterparts.

This was despite evidence that people from lower socioeconomic groups were more likely to be obese.
Posted by tipper 2012-12-10 16:22||   2012-12-10 16:22|| Front Page Top

#11 Here's a link to the video warthogswife linked to.

Its a hoot.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-12-10 17:38||   2012-12-10 17:38|| Front Page Top

#12 Sorry folks if my link didn't work and thanks Crazy Fool for catching it.
Posted by warthogswife 2012-12-10 19:08||   2012-12-10 19:08|| Front Page Top

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