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14 million Americans live in extremely poor neighborhoods

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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:32 PM
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: DBCowboy

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



Actually, it's really none of my business. If people want to live in poverty, then they should. If they don't want to live in poverty, then it is up to them, not me to get out of it.

I'm a big believer in personal responsibility and individual freedoms. That also means that I think people should be free to make or not make their fortunes.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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Haha! My OP went waaayyy overhead!

I feel like a psychic now.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 07:49 PM
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What were are seeing these days is the subjugation of the worker class to the will of the privileged poor and wealthy. Socialism is just the rich folks way of taking money from the worker class and paying off the shiftless and downtrodden not to revolt. Problem is worker class has guns and are getting hip.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
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.


The reason for this is due to the free market, mostly gentrification which is pushing people into worse neighborhoods. It's only government interaction that can prevent that from happening with concepts like rent subsidies... something we don't do on a large scale.


originally posted by: pl3bscheese
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?


If a machine can do your job, you had no skills in the first place.
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
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.


Affluence grants more opportunity than poverty because people who are affluent tend to do things that make them affluent while people who are poor tend to do things that make them poor. With that said, the beauty of America is that we have class mobility. If you dig into the numbers, most people who are poor at any given time, do not stay poor. In other words, just because someone is living in a poor neighborhood today, does not mean they will be living in that neighborhood tomorrow.

Through hard work, marriage, education, etc most people are able to move themselves out of the lower classes. Often times even if they are not, with the proper foundation, their children most certainly do.

With that said, there is a growing class of generational poor and it is troublesome. Changes in our economy moving from a manufacturing to knowledge base and failed liberal social policies have created a class of low income misfits who have little to no hope of getting themselves out of the hood. They've developed a low income culture that prevents them from advancing economically like having children out of wedlock and not valuing education.

This is why you see broke foreigners come to America driving taxi's, working in nail salons, etc and within a generation they are doctors and entrepreneurs while those who have been here all their lives still can't figure out how to make it. The immigrants retain a lot of the cultural norms such as valuing marriage, hardwork, and education that many of our home grown poor do not.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 02:51 AM
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originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: onequestion
What were are seeing these days is the subjugation of the worker class to the will of the privileged poor and wealthy. Socialism is just the rich folks way of taking money from the worker class and paying off the shiftless and downtrodden not to revolt. Problem is worker class has guns and are getting hip.


Wow. So we are really just redefining socialism to be... capitalism? Cause that's what you've described here.

Up is down and down is up. But such is the case with good ole American know-how.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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Pretty sure the OP's sarcasm went clearly over a lot of your heads' people.



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