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Originally posted by EndOfFile
Well I use to live near Cleveland and it was easy to go drive through the projects and see people on welfare with 1 or more cars...
Originally posted by Paper_Chaser
America is no longer a wealthy country to live in. I know that in the past it was unbelievably hard to get a green card to go there, now they can not even give them away. There does not need to be poverty in any country, or hunger/famine. There is easily enough food to feed the world at least 3 times over. Why this is not happening only a few will know. But you have to face it, America is no longer the amazing country it maybe once was. I would much rather live the chinease dream.
These things don't have to come from 'black markets', or the high priced retail store.
In the US, do you have Social Security or Unemployment Benefits for those out of work and seeking emplyment?
Originally posted by Myrdyn
I'm a little confused. In the US, do you have Social Security or Unemployment Benefits for those out of work and seeking emplyment? If so, why are people in danger of starvation?
Originally posted by jackinthebox
A most excellent post ANOK...
..Along the lines of your post, I recently read somewhere, that most people who are in danger of starvation, actually own their own homes....
No one is in danger of starvation, not yet, that's not the claim.
You won't starve to death but you won't too healthy and happy either. Wonder why so many people are ill these days?
Originally posted by ANOK
I've heard recently people are losing their homes because the mortgages have gone so high. Some ones mortgage had gone up to $6000 a month apparently and they just couldn't keep paying it.
Some say Countrywide Financial executives helped destabilize the mortgage market by lowering lending standards and using shady sales policies. But should these same execs now try and fix this mess?
...native westerners who are complacent and wait for handouts, blame others for their misfortunes, while doing nothing to help themselves.
Originally posted by wrathchild
I'd like to see pictures of these starving Americans.
I highly doubt any of these people would have the same problems that many African nations have. These people are truly starving...