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Originally posted by spacedoubt
I'm having some trouble with the link to the whole story..
Was there a map included in the story.
I'd be curious to know the distribution of those below the poverty line.
Originally posted by garyo1954
And sadly we continue to make poor! We have seen an ever growing number of poor and rich.....meanwhile the middle class is shrinking.
And the middle class is the mainstay of all society.
The document constitutes a stinging attack on US policies at home and abroad in a fight back against moves by Washington to undermine next week's UN 60th anniversary conference which will be the biggest gathering of world leaders in history.
The annual Human Development Report normally concerns itself with the third world, but the 2005 edition scrutinises inequalities in health provision inside the US as part of a survey of how inequality worldwide is retarding the eradication of poverty.
It reveals that the infant mortality rate has been rising in the US for the past five years - and is now the same as Malaysia. America's black children are twice as likely as whites to die before their first birthday.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
The US should cut money spent on Foreign aide and use
that to help the poor in our own country.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
we probably spend more money helping poor people abroad
when we can spend that money on our own people.
This UN report is bogus and biased, as with anything else the UN has to say about the US since the Iraq war.