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14 million Americans live in extremely poor neighborhoods

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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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The economy is way better. These however tens of millions of Americans living in poverty are just lazy and won't work hard. These people won't take responsibility and start a manufacturing plant for 2 million dollars and create their own unique product in a market filled with options.

money.cnn.com...


Nearly 14 million Americans are living in extremely poor neighborhoods, more than twice as many as in 2000, a new report has found


This is a total lie. There was no economic downturn what's happening is Millenials are really lazy. Once they get out of college if they go they just don't want to work anymore after that, they just want to play Xbox and work at Starbucks while living at home with their parents paying off student loan debt for 10-15 years.


A growing body of research shows that one's chances of getting ahead in America depends on where one grew up. For instance, young children who moved to better neighborhoods had higher incomes as young adults. This is particularly true for boys, Harvard researchers Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren found.


You mean affluence grants more opportunities than poverty? I don't believe i really don't. I was totally on board with this article until this section.




posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

So 16 years ago there were 7 million Americans living in poor neighborhoods.

Since then we've had 2 presidents and multiple changes in congress. We've had trillions in spending and the numbers have actually doubled.

Anyone who even suggests that government is the solution is at best naïve or at worse, an idiot.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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Looks like big government social programs are failing bigger than many would have people believe !!

Even a $19 Trillion national debt can't save anybody.




edit on Apr-02-2016 by xuenchen because: $$ . . . _ _ _ . . .



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 04:49 PM
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You must live in a fantasy world if you only think because many Americans are poor because they choose to be lazy and refuse to work hard; let alone blame a generation, which you have to remember doesn't accurately describe people.

No, I blame both unregulated capitalism and business, and I also blame the various governments who don't care the current status of their citizens.

All kinds of people the world over are going through some issues. With overpopulation, environmental change, over use of resources, wars, etc. Anyone can agree that life today is not exactly like it was decades ago. However, you have to remember people suffered in the past just like today unfortunately. It's not a generation issue. It's a human issue.

Hard work doesn't mean you'll be successful in life. The world doesn't owe you a living. And with the world having too many people competing against each other, no one should be shocked that business will outsource most work overseas in order to save money.

So before you judge people take a walk in their shoes. And also see how the TPTB has created a monopoly that average joes cannot really compete against.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: Teddy916

No, I blame both unregulated capitalism and business, and I also blame the various governments who don't care the current status of their citizens.



No.

The problem is regulated Socialism.




posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Then you live in a fantasy world. If you knew what socialism is then America would be very, very different.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Please clarify.

Thinking that government doesn't play a roll is ignorant.

Minimum wage standards set a floor or foundation and all other wages are based on what the lowest wages are not vice versa. If people were working for 1$ an hour you would be working for 10 instead of 30+.


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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: Teddy916
a reply to: xuenchen

Then you live in a fantasy world. If you knew what socialism is then America would be very, very different.


Good thing enough people actually know what it is and what always happens.

My reality is your fantasy.




posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

Oh, government has played a role alright.

if they keep at it, maybe they can double the 14 million in another 16 years.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

What you have happening with capitalism is what will always happen in a capitalistic system as well.

What's your point? In our system wealth will always eventually concentrate into fewer hands.

What system are you proposing?



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Have any solutions to offer?



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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Doesn't this also mean that 300 million Americans are not living in extremely poor neighborhoods?



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

So what number are you good with? Please don't say zero.

We're ranked number 127th out of 160+ countries in order of most poverty as a percentage of the population according to this site:

Poverty by Country

I just had an experience at the bank this guy introduced me to the future bank teller. It's machine that scans my checks, cards, and gives me my monies faster than the person handling customers waiting in line.

More of that to come. What to do with all the people who will effectively become skill-less in the near future? I've spoke my solution a dozen or so times on this site. Do you recall?
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: DBCowboy

Have any solutions to offer?


Several.

First off, stop relying on government that actually wants to perpetuate poverty.

If the nation was full off wealthy happy people, there'd be no need for an intrusive nanny-state.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

That's not a solution you've point out no single issues and offered single clear to understand solutions.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

Don't propose that because we have less poverty than other countries that everything is ok.

All the people who have recently become skilless should live under bridges or be killed in camps.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Next end the drug wars. Let men and woman out of prison for non-violent crimes so that they can go home and parent their chldren. Stop tearing families apart.

Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

That doesn't work too well putting words in both of our mouths.

It comes across as you not having a point at all.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

quoting you....



These people won't take responsibility and start a manufacturing plant for 2 million dollars and create their own unique product in a market filled with options.





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