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Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food

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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 07:59 AM
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Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food, in spite of Trump's tax cuts, tarrifs and other policies. Directing policy at the elites has not and will not help regular people in this country. Only going back to our roots of a non-corporate, non-commoditized society with lots of union and government jobs will be able to fix the disaster that is the US. The average income has barely increased for decades while the cost of housing has tripled and the number of good jobs available for non-phd's has shrunk drastically. No amount of trickle down hoaxing can fix it.


money.cnn.com...



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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: CB328

When was the last time all Americans could afford rent and food?


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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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Thanks, Obama!



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Oh, you'll have to go back a bit farther than that. Reagan era, GREED IS GOOD.

And Trump is resting on the laurels of Obama fixing Bush's disastrous economy.



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:07 AM
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God you couldnt add something useful without hitting Trump

Umm on topic

Yeah its obviously because these people are total losers and the only skill on the planet is coding


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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: MiddleInsite

lol, keep saying Obama fixed anything, maybe someone will believe you. The man was the only President that didnt grow the gdp by 3.2% he raised the deficit 10 trillion. Didnt touch African American unemployment, nor did he effect for the positive what the OP is about.


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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: MiddleInsite
a reply to: IAMTAT

Oh, you'll have to go back a bit farther than that. Reagan era, GREED IS GOOD.

And Trump is resting on the laurels of Obama fixing Bush's disastrous economy.


If, by "fixing", you mean Obama cut off the country's economic balls with over-regulation, taxation and socialist policies...then I agree!



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CB328

When was the last time all Americans could afford rent and food?


My late grandmother used to joke, before we moved north, that they had more to live on & not starve or go homeless when she was a kid in the Great Depression than families do today.

She was a sarcastic old broad, but she might not have been joking, either. Sometimes truths were just heavily dipped in the sarc & we didn't realize it.



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CB328

When was the last time all Americans could afford rent and food?



good subject....Reagan.....his bunch told us to hang-on.....ya couldn't find a job those 8 years....said hang on it'll trickle down.......

wages leveled off then and production continued....wages never recovered

so much for nancy's seances and weekly white house fortune teller visits
edit on 19-5-2018 by GBP/JPY because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:13 AM
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originally posted by: GBP/JPY

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CB328

When was the last time all Americans could afford rent and food?



good subject....Reagan.....his bunch told us to hang-on.....ya couldn't find a job those 8 years....said hang on it'll trickle down.......

wages leveled off then and production continued....wages never recovered

so much for nancy's seances and weekly white house fortune teller visits


Just curious, did America exist before Reagan?


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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:14 AM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CB328

When was the last time all Americans could afford rent and food?


My late grandmother used to joke, before we moved north, that they had more to live on & not starve or go homeless when she was a kid in the Great Depression than families do today.

She was a sarcastic old broad, but she might not have been joking, either. Sometimes truths were just heavily dipped in the sarc & we didn't realize it.

Thats because they knew how to farm , hunt , trap fish.
Forgot the major one - They built their own homes out of chopped down trees.
Folks today ? Not so much
Comparing totally different times and situations

Today , folks do not concentrate on food and shelter. They have to have a Lexus , high priced phones , tats , etc.
Who has money left for unnecessary things like food and a place to live ?

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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:15 AM
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Yet somehow Americans can afford cell phones, beer, cigarettes, candy, liquor, cable, Netflix, and yet...food and rent is an issue....

things that make you say ummm....


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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

It is a fact that middle class income stagnated under Reagan and it's never really recovered despite cost of living continuing to rise. Meanwhile the salary for CEOs has skyrocketed over the same period of time.
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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:21 AM
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Wait a minute??
Don't you guys vote and stuff?

Things will certainly change at the next (s)election...be sure to vote,your vote matters!!!

Am I being sarcastic...or not??



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:24 AM
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the key word is families....
half the adult population can't afford to have a family...
so, half the adult population shouldn't be getting married, they shouldn't be having sex since they lead to unaffordable kids...
right conservatives??

so, let's ban abortions, cut family planning funding, hand out a ton in tax breaks to the most affluent in our society and use the deficit that those cuts creates as an excuse to cut the programs that help the families that can't afford provide the basic needs for their families! ya, that will make the big mess we have so much bigger!!!



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CB328

When was the last time all Americans could afford rent and food?


My late grandmother used to joke, before we moved north, that they had more to live on & not starve or go homeless when she was a kid in the Great Depression than families do today.

She was a sarcastic old broad, but she might not have been joking, either. Sometimes truths were just heavily dipped in the sarc & we didn't realize it.

Thats because they knew how to farm , hunt , trap fish.
Folks today ? Not so much
Comparing totally different times and situations

Today , folks do not concentrate on food and shelter. They have to have a Lexus , high priced phones , tats , etc.
Who has money left for unnecessary things like food and a place to live ?

Eh, joke's on you, I guess. My great-grandmother did not farm, she was too "First Gen kid of immigrants" snooty for that s#. The family stories of her being too good to dirty her hands despite being poor are still infamous, and she's been dead 20 years.
I don't recall my grandmother ever mentioning eating a hunted or fished meal great-grandpa brought home growing up, either. I know she'd never had deer, bear or duck, it came up in a chat about uncommon foods we've tried. Anyway. considering I don't live too far from the house she grew up in, I'd say the odds of them doing any of those 3 in the middle of the city were low at best.

Assuming my grandmother's remarks were true to any degree, I doubt she'd neglect to consider vehicles and communication service/devices as financial factors before making the comparison.



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:27 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: GBP/JPY

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CB328

When was the last time all Americans could afford rent and food?



good subject....Reagan.....his bunch told us to hang-on.....ya couldn't find a job those 8 years....said hang on it'll trickle down.......

wages leveled off then and production continued....wages never recovered

so much for nancy's seances and weekly white house fortune teller visits


Just curious, did America exist before Reagan?


that's not all....his head of education quit and she wrote the book about the evil takeover of the school agenda for chitholin the kids....what she said....



posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:30 AM
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so you can show me where this is a new problem and just stared with Trump? If this was an issue before Trump, then you may have stuck your foot so far down your throat, it will come out your backside.


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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: DBCowboy

It is a fact that middle class income stagnated under Reagan and it's never really recovered despite cost of living continuing to rise. Meanwhile the salary for CEOs has skyrocketed over the same period of time.


And yet, in all that time, it's been a strict republican rule! Oh wait, we had 8 years of Clinton and 8 years of Obama mixed in there. 16 years of democratic rule, and still seem to have this issue. If I was a thinking man, I would say you can't really place blame on just one side. Glad I'm not one of those.


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posted on May, 19 2018 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: network dude
so you can show me where this is a new problem and just stared with Trump? If this was an issue before Trump, then you may have stuck your foot so far down your throat, it will come out your backside.


People will tweet about how they can't pay rent and food on their cell phones waiting for their Netflix movie to load on their flat screen.



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