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Over 48 million Americans live in poverty

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posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:23 PM
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Over 48 million Americans live in poverty, according to a special report by the Census Bureau Thursday. It provides an alternative look at the worst off people in the nation than the official numbers that come out in September.

"These are bad numbers," said Robert Doar, a fellow of poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning think tank in Washington D.C. "We can do better, we're not doing better and that's discouraging."

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty

Didn't see this shared yet, and am sharing because of such a sobering topic. That there may be suggestions, etc., to help any of our members going through hard times. The word locally, but can guess other places, food banks which help many people who do not qualify for food stamps or have enough resources from them each month, are very lacking in donations. Title as is article of information from the Census Bureau being shared, MSM and Alt news as well.
edit on 16-10-2014 by dreamingawake because: Added more ex text.




posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:38 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

...and it will continue to grow! Too many young people who are growing up on the welfare roles feel it's a way of life. They don't care about their education because most of them have grown up their entire lives realizing they don't need to work. Just look at the high school drop out rates and average senior GPA's. It's rather alarming! If we don't have enough competent citizens who are able to learn the needed skills and education for high paying jobs, we will continue to lose those jobs to countries who value education and who have the competent skilled workers who can handle those jobs.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

Unless they also have ebola, no one will be all that interested right now. Such a shame. But we do have the best killing machines money can buy.


Something's gotta give...



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

This is a figure that has been thrown around for a while now so it's not surprising to me... But at the same time, for a so called first world nation this really does make me sick. Pretty much 1 in every 6 Americans are in Poverty while the elite continue to pillage the riches and live in luxury.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:59 PM
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from the article;



Conversely, out-of-pocket medical expenses are putting about 11 million people into poverty, according to the Census Bureau.



Hmmm.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: dreamingawake

...and it will continue to grow! Too many young people who are growing up on the welfare roles feel it's a way of life. They don't care about their education because most of them have grown up their entire lives realizing they don't need to work. Just look at the high school drop out rates and average senior GPA's. It's rather alarming! If we don't have enough competent citizens who are able to learn the needed skills and education for high paying jobs, we will continue to lose those jobs to countries who value education and who have the competent skilled workers who can handle those jobs.


Excellent insight, sir or madam. Education is a key factor in so many aspects of life. Sadly, one only needs to read comments on education articles, or even some comments on this site, to see that far too many people view it as some terrible liberal agenda to turn the United States into some form of socialistic-nanny state.

Education is not the problem. The problem is how the United States implements it. Personally, I left United States mostly because of how education there is perceived.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

It's perceived as a business like most any other aspect of life in this country.

I'd leave but I don't have a job



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

What skills and high paying jobs?

Care to quantify?



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

What skills and high paying jobs?

Care to quantify?


Making money is the 'skill' these days.

Knowing how to do anything worthwhile is meaningless if it doesn't make you money.

At least that's what were taught at a young age.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: corvuscorrax

It's ass backwards. The businessmen I mean middlemen make all the money off the backs of the producers while we struggle to eat.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:50 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

What skills and high paying jobs?

Care to quantify?


I can really only speak to the field I was in before becoming a teacher (and thus, the field I teach,) mathematics.

When I was in graduate school for Mathematics, I was one of two American citizens, the rest (about 15) were foreign-born. I have yet to find a low-paying job that requires at a minimum a BS in mathematics, not to mention, there isn't much competition for these jobs if you are a native English speaker in the United States.
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posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:51 PM
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a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

What exactly are the job titles for the mathematics jobs? And... How many are there? Care to elaborate with sources?



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:58 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

What exactly are the job titles for the mathematics jobs? And... How many are there? Care to elaborate with sources?


You can search yourself if you want the number of jobs I guess, but I will list some general job titles one could get into that requires a background in mathematics (not to mention the numerous jobs one could go into that don't actually require it):

1) Analyst (Many different types)
2) Actuary
3) Engineer (Many types, generally preferring a specific degree, but open to mathematicians as well)
4) Theoretical Researcher
5) Professor
6) Many more, if you would like to find out, perform a simple search.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

oh look millions of jobs!

labor statistics

3,500! Wow! Employee half the nation why don't you!

nces



In fall 2014, some 21.0 million students are expected to attend American colleges and universities, constituting an increase of about 5.7 million si


Oh so tell me again how many mathematician jobs there are?

Apparently you failed in college because a few small observations later and your math is way off.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:15 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

oh look millions of jobs!

labor statistics

3,500! Wow! Employee half the nation why don't you!

nces


In fall 2014, some 21.0 million students are expected to attend American colleges and universities, constituting an increase of about 5.7 million si


Oh so tell me again how many mathematician jobs there are?

Apparently you failed in college because a few small observations later and your math is way off.


Before I tell you again (which I never did for a first time,) how many jobs there are, look at how many people obtain the credentials necessary to perform said jobs. Also, your source says nothing about what actual jobs "mathematicians" are performing.

Here is one quick source I found simply about actuaries... www.careercast.com...

I will look for more if it strikes me, but I would like to reiterate that it is not an easy field to even obtain your credentials in, so yeah, the overall number of jobs might seem low (though your source is laughable to me as it doesn't break down any of the various fields a mathematician could go into for its numbers...)
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posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:17 PM
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a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

Well I'll be waiting for you to put some of that info together, but until then I'll continue to assume you and everyone else is full of crap about engineering and math and programming jobs.
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21 million college students and 49 million students in elementary. But yeah.. I'm sure none of them are engineers and mathematicians.
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posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:23 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: TycoonBarnaby

Well I'll be waiting for you to put some of that info together, but until then I'll continue to assume you and everyone else is full of crap about engineering and math and programming jobs.


Did you even read our own source about "mathematicians"?

Entry-level Education: Master’s degree
Job outlook: 23% (Much faster than average)

The master's degree alone tells me they are talking about mostly theoretical researchers, not entry-level analysts, actuaries, or engineers.

Feel free to continue to complain about it, or challenge yourself and get a BS, Masters, or PhD in mathematics. I can say quite confidently that you could find a high-paying job if you did.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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in the fall of 2011, posting a 4.8 percent yearly gain to 471,730.


source

471,730 engineering students in the us?

Sounds like your theory is more bull# then anything to me.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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What the article points out is just barely a brief summation of the real issues.

Take for instance the housekeeping job I lost just last month. Before I left a new company took over and a new "Numbers guy" rolled into the joint. (A new corporate director)

I just visited the workforce today to find out that the new coordinator is actually trying to force its workers to violate OSHA laws. (Using a high riser without a harness, having proper equipment like battery chargers for the machines, Creating makeshift tools for something they don't want to pay for, and ultimately not wanting to purchase OSHA certified products to get work done. They want the employees to purchase the tools. Even the super attendant has been overridden when it comes to hours and shifts.)

This is just one company that I follow through on. This director is an extreme numbers person and pretty soon it will blow up in our town when 1 person catches Ebola in the bathrooms.

When I saw numbers person I mean he is really squeezing pennies and holding onto them with an iron clad. He made someone work off the clock to clean out an old concession stand. Didn't even pay him for his efforts. And they did a great job on it too. But he just turns his eyes away from that well done job to point out several other things that are wrong, but trying to force them to do it in an unsafe manner.

Remember this is just one place. Another problem is the 2 year requirement bull#. If you see anyone requiring a 2 year experience requirement it is now considered a Red Flag for people looking for a job. I got in with three different companies by lying on my paper saying I worked for 4 years in such a position only to find out I am the only person who wants to work. The value of their work forces are pretty lack luster. They don't want to work any harder for the most part and they want to do less and less. When you apply for that 2 yr minimum exp job be expected to be treated like an army soldier who was shipped out before boot camp with a bunch of other people who did the same.

3 different fields, three different cities, three different companies. It is getting ridiculous!



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: TycoonBarnaby



in the fall of 2011, posting a 4.8 percent yearly gain to 471,730.


source

471,730 engineering students in the us?

Sounds like your theory is more bull# then anything to me.


Those are engineering students, not mathematics students. Reading is tech, try it.



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