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    US poverty at new high: 16 percent, or 49.1M

    A record number of Americans -- 49.1 million -- are poor, based on a new census measure that for the first time takes into account rising medical costs and other expenses.
    The poverty line is defined under the official measure as $11,139 for an individual, or $22,314 for a family of four.
    More here: US poverty at new high: 16 percent, or 49.1M - Boston.com

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    Hope and change.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Hope and change.
    You said it, Pal.
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

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    That is the end result under the liberal / socialist path we are heading down.
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
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    I rarely see poverty here. Our poor have cell phones and cable. Step outside the U.S if you want a taste of real poverty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I rarely see poverty here. Our poor have cell phones and cable. Step outside the U.S if you want a taste of real poverty.
    Testify!

    The majority of the "poor" in my area have at least one late model vehicle, a roof over their head, cable or satellite T.V., at least one console game system, and enough spare cash for cigarettes and booze (or weed and pills).

    That isn't to say that we don't have some truly impoverished people here, but the definition of poor in this country is pretty wide.

 

 

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