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Poverty in America At a Record 46.5M

One in seven at the bottom for six straight years

September 18, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America’s slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46....

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Sep-18-13 12:33 AM

sets a new record every year for the past twenty years. this is nothing new. you ship jobs overseas and then buy from there..your going to make americans more poor.

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Sep-18-13 5:01 AM

whgfeeling, You finally got something right! Who was President 20 years ago? Now the peeps are considering electing his Old-Lady!

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Sep-18-13 5:43 AM

Whfleeing, subprime IQ of the OV, complete Buusheet as usual.

dFACTS: when Bush LEFT the presidency, there were about 38 million in poverty. Now 46.5 MILLION = about 8.5 million INCREASE. That is more than 4 times the ENTIRE POPULATION of WV, idiot, under OBAMA yes One Big Ass Mistake for AMERICA, boy, OBAMAs watch.

That is the biggest increase since the SECOND WORST PRESIDENT IN HISOTRY, Saint James Carter of Peanutville.

Poverty went DOWN under Bush between 2002 and 2006.

Sober up before posting your crap, little boy.

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Sep-18-13 5:53 AM

The truth is many jobs in the USA just "Disappeared" because of technology.

In the early 70's there were "typing pools" and "drafting pools" in large companies, big groups of women and men respectively to support the company product development.

TECHNOLOGY wiped them out. One engineer with a CAD system is more productive than 10 draftsmen; "secrataries" are rare any more, maybe one executive assistant for an entire company.

Men do their OWN typing via word processing software.

How many bank tellers don't exist because of ATM machines.

Get a CLUE, little putz, the world has advanced and cavemen like you are left behind.

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Sep-18-13 6:04 AM

NAFTA, the exchange rate and Govt. entitlements. Rich get richer, poor groups expand to make it possible. Make no mistake. The "leaders" running the Fed. Govt. are in which class.

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Sep-18-13 6:21 AM

Hope & Change in action.

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Sep-18-13 6:32 AM

How's that Hope & Change working out for you?

You see, the class warfare against the rich is a smokescreen.

Eventually, someone has to pay for all these people not working.

Where do you think the money comes from, genius?

Oh, that's right. Those evil rich people who create jobs, create tax revenue and build wealth.

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Sep-18-13 6:57 AM

States experiencing the heaviest decline in wages and thus feeding the Republican soup kitchen/tent village precept are all victims of ALEC’s right to work laws that only shine the wealth on ALEC’s corporate members.

When the poorest 1/2 of Americans possess 2.5% of the nation’s wealth in the most prosperous nation in the history of mankind and its due to the GOPeer tenet of demise featuring that "job creators" myth, their watercarriers need wake up and smell the additional havoc their legislators intend to wreak on the middle class in the coming budget battle.

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Sep-18-13 7:21 AM

Interesting, RockE. Unemployment and the cost of living are ALSO highest in non-right to work states. So if you live in a non-right to work state, although you’re probably angry about rising prices, you can be happy that most likely someone else is making higher wages.

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Sep-18-13 7:27 AM

In a Capitalist market the consumers (consumer spending drives about 70% of the market) are the "job creators!" one dude has 10 million dollars or 10 dudes have 1 million dollars which one/group consumes more?

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Sep-18-13 7:43 AM

Oh horsemanure RuinedReputation,the MYTH is the Liberal Ideas of Keynesian Economics that have played out during the Abomination Administration in the last 56 months.

The greatest wage loss was in Big Blue Michigan, birthplace of the Union movement. Things got so bad, now even Mich is a right to work state.

Under Obama's policies the average middle class income is DOWN more the $4,300, a record 49 million on food stamps, a record 48% black youth unemployment, all higher than the great Depression.

Face it, FOOL, your liberals ideas have been in play for 56 months and the rich got RICHER proportionally than under the evil genius Bush.

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Sep-18-13 7:50 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama warned Republicans in Congress on Monday that he will not negotiate over an extension of the U.S. debt ceiling as part of a budget battle that will soon dominate Washington, with a deadline fast approaching.

Pivoting to domestic policy after devoting weeks to the crisis in Syria, Obama scolded his political opponents for threatening a federal government shutdown and attempting to attach conditions to funding the budget for the 2014 fiscal year that begins October 1.

"Let's stop the threats. Let's stop the political posturing. Let's keep our government open. Let's pay our bills on time. Let's pass a budget," Obama said.

Obama is like a THIEF that breaks into your house, robs you blind, and then lectures you on why you should give him MORE MONEY!!!

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Sep-18-13 8:25 AM

Summing then:

As GOPeers bemoan all social safety nets utilized by citizens who were lambasted via Recession Vers. BushII by defining those programs as "bums living large while WE struggle" so as for the GOPeer regime to be able to sidle up to and embrace(pun) middle Americans (whose votes they want but plights they can't relate to) while that same GOPeer legislative arm bows to its corporate donors.

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Sep-18-13 8:29 AM

Loving the fact that we are in sequester because the President will not present a budget that does not increase the debt and misery, and love the press releasees about how the Repubs are responsible for cutting off gov services (actually is automatic from previous legislation) and yet the President wants to start another war, that has not a thing to do with us. And just zipped off another $250 million in "humanitarian aid" to the rebels (who hate us openly). Thats $500 billion to them in six months, and $20 billion for Libya,Egypt and Syria in the last six months. Thats equal to the total annual budget of the post office. People are out of work, hungry, bridges are falling in and Obama (don't you dare say Muslim) has spent more on the Muslim Brotherhood's wars than he did on America. Wonder what kind of convoluted, ring around the rosy rant progressives have to make this sound swell? We have a President of dubious background, obsessed with installing radical Islamic regi

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Sep-18-13 8:31 AM

said John Iceland, a former Census Bureau chief of the poverty and health statistics branch who is now a Penn State sociology professor. "This lack of progress in poverty indicates that these small improvements in the economy are not yet being equally shared by all."

My question: Must they be equally shared by all?

Liberals and unbelievers would rather spend an eternity in a flaming he11 than for once acknowledge truth. Truth that their beliefs are based upon lies, manipulation, deception, and subterfuge. Truth that the fruits of their ways are the ways of suffering, pain, poverty, and he11.

Going against the 'grain of nature' has dire consequences. America is just beginning to see the fruits of a godless society.

The path of Obama is a path to poverty and ultimate destruction. The sheeple stubbornly refuse to 'connect the dots'.

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Sep-18-13 8:44 AM

you gotta love when the welfare's wage and benefits out weigh the working poor wages and benefits.and not even a drug test for the welfare benefits.

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Sep-18-13 9:18 AM

Every one says the jobs are lost because of unions driving up wages and the cos. move to say China,Vietman,etc.Look farther into it the regs. cost more than the wages do the people are "replaceable" they have 1000s die in coal mines in China every year no biggy more outside the door. the real reason is the cost of energy to build the products and the regulations that the govt.imposes on businesses. Some of the regs make sense some dont when we arent allowed to burn coal but China is building new plants at least at the rate of 1 per WEEK it doesnt help global warmimg sorry climate change.It makes no sense if all do not do the same thing.The fact that the gas boom is helping cos. come back here to build their products here, but stop saying man is cause of the global warming, we have had climate change for billions of years and before humans even got here so how do you explain that?But its better if you feel needed so govt. wants to feel needed so"poverty"makes them n

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Sep-18-13 9:39 AM

Summing then:

The Party that after two terms of governance by “Hope and Change” is making more use of “social safety nets” than ever before still thinks all that misery is somebody else’s fault. Apparently “elections have consequences” only for Republicans. LOL

Who said “corporate donors”? Because I found some you need to bash, RockE. Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Google, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Time Warner, General Electric, Morgan Stanley? They’re been sidling up to your Corporate Embracer in Chief. Maybe Barry Bankrupter relates to the plight of the 1% more than you’re willing to admit.


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Sep-18-13 9:40 AM

w ww.opensecrets.o rg/pres08/contrib.php?cid=N00009638

Barry OCronyism's list of corporate fiancees. I mean financers. Same thing.

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Sep-18-13 11:39 AM

Remember that 'laser-like focus' obie was bringing to the jobs problem?

Looks a bit less than well focused to me. Looks like he needs a flashlight, not a laser, since he's clearly in the dark about job creation.

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Sep-18-13 11:47 AM

Bad Economic News? Time to threaten to bomb another Mideastern country to move focus on a new crisis!!!

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Sep-18-13 12:01 PM

During his terms obie has had several "jobs summits" to solve the problem. An interesting point of these is none of the people invited are businessmen/women that actually employ workers. The closest he gets are guys like Immelt, who is in the job export business. No one from a manufacturing firm, a builder, or any part of the economy that produces wealth is ever there. Bankers, academics, consultants that never worked a day in a factory or a mine or a farm field, that's the "experts" he wants, because they won't say what a botchup this administration is.

There are only four ways real value is created Mine it make it build it grow it. Everything else is a service to those four. The fundamental problem is our leader thinks "a job is a job is a job", and puts our tax money into makework jobs to move money around.

Doesn't work, because that money has to come from somewhere, and if it isn't going to one of the four, or something that supports them, it h

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Sep-18-13 12:06 PM

BTW, usually when a lot of people can't find work, they start small companies and find something to do. The rate of new business formation is the lowest it has ever been for such an extended time, and one of the big factors cited is the extended benefits handed out. people learn to get by with less, and get used to it. Another problem is the explosion of new rules and regulations, making it harder and more expensive to get going.

One of the founders of Home Depot said if the current rules were around when he started, Home Depot would not exist. What does that tell you?

If you are Rock or Hoopie, probably not much.

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Sep-18-13 1:03 PM

The POOR are getting poorer, but here is ONE reason WHY the RICH get RICHER under NOBAMA:

America’s companies, from Apple Inc. (AAPL) to Verizon Communications Inc., are saving about $700 billion in interest payments with the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented stimulus. Corporate bond yields over the past four years have fallen to an average of 4.6 percent from 6.14 percent in the five years before Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s demise, a savings equal to $15.4 million annually per every $1 billion borrowed. Businesses took advantage of the Fed’s largesse to lock in record low rates, extend maturities and raise cash by selling $5.16 trillion of bonds, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Thanks Opie!

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Sep-18-13 1:03 PM

Good points, OSM!

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