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Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.
The latest census data depict a middle class that's shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government's safety net frays. The new numbers follow years of stagnating wages for the middle class that have hurt millions of workers and families.
Originally posted by jjkenobi
So the average American family with two cars, a house or apartment, high speed internet, cable tv, two cell phones, xbox, and cigarettes/beer is classified as poor. Forgive me for not panicking.
Just for the sake of argument, would that mean that in your opinion to be poor one must have no where to live,
no vehicle for them or their partner to get to work,
no access to public media,
certainly no entertainment,
and no vices?
I'm not trying to pick a fight, but sounds like in your opinion poor = dead.
Seriously though, what is the "average American family" then? And how does that average stack up when you eliminate the so-called 1% from the numbers, I wonder?
And a fatter government file on your ass.
That's what the census is for-a corporate and government delve into the population for marketing purposes and profit.
Expect a lot more cheapo junk mail deals through the doors of those people.
Ah,to be a modern human slave-Great isn't it?
Your suffering is energy for evil corporate batteries.
And everyone just fills in the forms like good slaves.
Aren't we great?
Originally posted by filosophia
This could be misleading depending on what they define as poor. I'd like to see a yearly salary that they consider to be poor. Other than that it certainly makes obama's "recession" a blatant lie. Maybe this is why obama wants martial law.
This isn't a third world country so your comparison doesn't work.
People have every right to complain because they have put in their part into adding to this countries' wealth.
You cannot be rich in this country without the help of your fellow man's blood, sweat and tears.