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So what is it causing this mess ? Mass liberal ideas being put into effect
Liberal as from Republican, and Democrat Ideas for social change.
Make the masses reliant on Government, and the few who do work.
Shameful. :angry:

29 Uncomfortable Truths About Soaring Poverty In America
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/28/2013 22:25 -0400

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

Did you know that the number of Americans on welfare is higher than the number of Americans that have full-time jobs? Did you know that 1.2 million public school students in the U.S. are currently homeless? Anyone that uses the term "economic recovery" to describe what is happening in the United States today is being deeply insulting to the nearly 150 million Americans that are considered to be either "poor" or "low income" at this point. Yes, things are great in New York City, Washington D.C. and San Francisco, but almost everywhere else economic conditions continue to steadily get worse.

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is at a level that America has never seen before, and this is beginning to create a "Robin Hood mentality" that could cause a tremendous amount of social chaos in the years ahead. Anger at the "haves" in America continues to rise at a very alarming pace, and the "have nots" are becoming increasingly desperate. At some point all of this anger is going to boil over, and you won't want to be anywhere around major population centers when that happens.

Despite unprecedented borrowing by the federal government in recent years, and despite unprecedented money printing by the Federal Reserve, poverty in the United States keeps getting worse with each passing year. The following are 29 incredible facts which prove that poverty in America is absolutely exploding...

1. What can you say about a nation that has more people getting handouts from the federal government than working full-time? According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people receiving means-tested welfare benefits is greater than the number of full-time workers in the United States.

2. New numbers have just been released, and they show that the number of public school students in this country that are homeless is at an all-time record high. It is hard to believe, but right now 1.2 million students that attend public schools in America are homeless. That number has risen by 72 percent since the start of the last recession.

3. When I was growing up, it seemed like almost everyone was from a middle class home. But now that has all changed. One recent study discovered that nearly half of all public students in the United States come from low income homes.

4. How can anyone deny that we are a socialist nation when half the people are getting money from the federal government each month? According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program.

5. Signs of increasing poverty are even showing up in the wealthiest areas of the nation. According to the New York Post, New York subways are being "overrun with homeless".

6. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one out of every six Americans is now living in poverty. The number of Americans living in poverty is now at a level not seen since the 1960s.

7. The gap between the rich and the poor in the United States is at an all-time record high. The wealthy may not consider this to be much of a problem, but those at the other end of the spectrum are very aware of this.

8. The "working poor" is one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population. At this point, approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is living below the poverty line.

9. According to numbers provided by Wal-Mart, more than half of their hourly workers make less than $25,000 a year.

10. A recent Businessweek article mentioned a study that discovered that 300 employees at one Wal-Mart in Wisconsin receive a combined total of nearly a million dollars a year in public assistance...


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Those are really scary numbers. :(

The occupy movement had a lot of that bitterness behind it. It was all about the have nots demanding that the haves share their money.

I can see the frustration, but I can't stomach people being mad at those who have a comfortable lifestyle because they've worked their tails off for it. My income is probably higher than average, especially for a woman, but I work hard for every penny I earn and I've paid my dues to be in the place where I am today. People can get mad all they want ... it doesn't change the fact that I probably work 10x as hard as they do. I sure don't have time to sit around protesting for weeks on end ... I have to earn a living.
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The occupy scum, and useful idiots was just mainly for themselves, and shame on them .
the idea out front was good, but when it came to demands, and idealism it was nothing but give me.

If I work hard for what I want even if I waste it it shouldn't be any concern to anyone but me.
Work yourself, and you could do the same, they should get a job even if McDonald like many do to move up.
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That's exactly right. I'm glad it eventually died down. It was getting REALLY annoying.
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I think the drugs, and filth , and not to mention the dead girl stopped it.
All they achieved is costing tax payers, and small businesses to close.
My opinion most needed locked up for vandalism.
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Post: # 63892Unread post Shen Li »

Two thoughts on this Frosty. First of all, Obama`s medicore economic leadership has meant the economy still hasn`t recovered yet, huge deficits and part time low paying jobs.

The second is what Sharlee was talking about. Those Occupiers are a political group and don`t give a flying fuck about anyone. Upper income white people mostly who do everything they say they oppose. They claim to want to protect the environment, but leave a mess behind every city they are. They claim corporations are not paying their fair share or providing jobs yet how much tax have they paid or how many good jobs have they provided with all the millions they were raking in. Just another bunch of hypocrite socialist assholes.
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I agree Shen totally, and what does the average person do, not vote, or assume they only have two choices.
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It's ironic that most of the occupiers would kill to get a job with the corporations they criticize.
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LOL, that's true, and I hope one day they are good enough to work at washing cars, or flipping burgers like real people do starting out.
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That's a big part of the problem ... they don't want to do the menial jobs that all the rest of us had to do when we were starting out. They want to start out at $50k per year and get regular wage increases without ever making the effort to improve themselves or their skills.
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Exactly right there, they think they are to good for that kind if work, and that's where they need to be.
If you have no experience your arts degree wont make you head of a fortune 500 company like they expect.
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It's funny, because my office is trying to hire someone and we advertised that we require very specific education and experience ... we have 52 applicants so far and at least 40 of them don't have anything close to what we're looking for. It's a bit ridiculous and a waste of our time. :kez:
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Waste everyone's time, and money.
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Sharlee wrote:That's a big part of the problem ... they don't want to do the menial jobs that all the rest of us had to do when we were starting out. They want to start out at $50k per year and get regular wage increases without ever making the effort to improve themselves or their skills.
The culture of entitlement and it is bankrupting the West.
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The entitlement culture will fall when the ones paying cannot pay anymore.
The government will then fall if not become a more totalitarian one or worse.
Like Stalin, and Mao, people will starve, and work themselves to death eating each other as they do now in the economy.
Our system is unsustainable.
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Here’s a scene from a defund the police Democrat city of Chicago. 100’s of teens attacking people. https://www.foxnews.com/video/6325211151112
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The mayor has been taking up for that, and if they keep voting for people like him they deserve what they get.
Just like gun violence, it's people violence caused by people like that mayor, and policies on the most part.
People growing up without parents also, where si the parents in all this, they need to grab b those young kids up, and take a belt to their asses.
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Baltimore also is out of control. Is this going to be the future for more and more places ? https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ent ... r-hellhole
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And the parents of these idiots ? Where ?
Oh they don't have parents, the people who had them are sucking off government tit, and eating Cheetos on the couch.
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And doing hard drugs.
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