Record Number Americans, Or 46.3 Million, Lived In Poverty Last Year; 49.9 Million Without Health Insurance

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AngryGerman's picture

nothing to see here, move along

Upswaller's picture

Can't say much about the insurance thing, or about why a german would be angry when faced with beautiful titties, but the "poverty" rate is a completely contrived, meaningless statistic, on the order of "inflation."  A fabrication used by certain forces to influence the will of the public.

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

I demand poverty insurance. 

Paid for by you, of course.

X.inf.capt's picture

im sorry, guys, THIS IS NOT FUNNY. i work with homeless VETS, yea, some like that life style, but most, like the ones who lost everything to this MANUFACTURED crisis, DONT. they would kill to get a job, and get thier old lives back, including thier families! 

to the people who caused this, hell is too good for you

YOU RUINED PEOPLES LIVES FOR YOUR QUEST FOR WORTHLESS MONEY!

Mitzibitzi's picture

The game is power. Money is just an "I'm in fucking charge here!" certificate for them to wave at the minions.

As my late father used to say, "The last person you should ever put in charge of ANYTHING is someone who wants the job!"

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

"The last person you should ever put in charge of ANYTHING is someone who wants the job!"

I think Socrates said that too.

Mitzibitzi's picture

Does sound kinda Socratic, doesn't it? I'll have to look it up later and see if the old guy said anything else of note about the sociopathic, rent-seeking classes.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Does any of it really matter when they all have ipads and iphones and all kinds of icrap?

When are those edible ithingys coming out?

walküre's picture

to the people who caused this, hell is too good for you

YOU RUINED PEOPLES LIVES FOR YOUR QUEST FOR WORTHLESS MONEY!

FYI.

Disgruntled and disillusioned, angry VETS make good revolutionary stock.

They have the training and what's more important, they have the courage and motivation in their HEARTS.

Why do you think the Pentagon is keeping thousands of well trained men off shore? Because there are no jobs for them here and if they came back, they just might start the process of a revolution that is long overdue.

They are fighting to protect a fascist oligarchy and they were sent off to establish and perpetuate LIES.

I can only imagine how righteously angry some of these fine men in uniform are. Fuck that pledge to protect scum and liars.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

They are trying to deny returning vets their 2nd amendment rights.

SRV - ES339's picture

...yes, let them eat cake

may you choke on your alpha... may your greed morph to fear... cold, debilitating, mind numbing fear

RemiG2010's picture

Nothing to see here except nice "angry" German tits! Btw I thing it's near the same number living in poverty in EU.

HoofHearted's picture

Is this the change we were looking for?

I know, I know, he inherited it all. Sorry.

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

Change, yes.  With lots of lint in it.

Shocker's picture

Its called this so called Recovery is not really here. The last 3 years we have lost millions of jobs, how do you not expect the poverty level to rise.

The current situation nothing has changed but has gotten worse.

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com

 

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oddjob's picture

Barry O changed his bong water for hoop season, what more can you ask of him?

RemiG2010's picture

Opsss. Sorry for the typo.

Gully Foyle's picture

I agree nothing to see. I read this article about Africa where the author pointed out that despite the poverty the men all had cell phones and visited hookers. His idea was if they truly cared about the future of their children they wouldn't be so goddamned selfish.

I see every year the world produces more and varried crap. Someone buys it.

Fuck me people poor people in the US have cell phones and laptops, our poor drive to the welfare office.

Our poor are buying the many and varied crap being produced.

So why the fuck should I shed a tear for those "living in poverty"?

For centuries the poor, the real dirt farmer peon fellaheen compasino poor, not only survived but actually thrived without any of the items listed.

Here is an idea, give up your cell/laptop/40 malt liquor/weed/smokes/Grey Goose/designer clothes/designer shoes/tv/blueray/cable/ and maybe apply some of that fucking money to health care for the kids!

 

 

 

fuzed's picture

Cell phone and rides (car/motorcycle/...) are fairly necessary to get a job in the US these days.  If you want to job hunt, it probably takes a computer, and though there are ususally some internet pos's in your local library, do you know if one has to wait in line for 1-3 hours for that?  Some things you mention are a necessity in this hemisphere.

fuzed's picture

Cell phone and rides (car/motorcycle/...) are fairly necessary to get a job in the US these days.  If you want to job hunt, it probably takes a computer, and though there are ususally some internet pos's in your local library, do you know if one has to wait in line for 1-3 hours for that?  Some things you mention are a necessity in this hemisphere.

tamboo's picture

health care is is now just another ponzi..errr...business model.

take control of your own health with natural remedies, save mony and live longer.

they dont call em croakers for nothing, if they really had your  best interests at heart

they'd be informing you of things like this:

Ailments from A-Z - Earth Clinic

 

Dr. Wu's Anti-Jew Medicine

 


Bicycle Repairman's picture

I believe Obama has a program that basically gives away phones to the "needy".

lolmao500's picture

Nothing to see here... because it's nothing compared what it will be.

Long-John-Silver's picture

Obamacare will take care of you!

Sp00ky's picture

The President can only ask, it's Congress who makes it or breaks it.  What have the Republicans come up with so far?  Continue tax breaks for those living far above the medium.

SheepDog-One's picture

Oh well heres the grease applied to skids for far more 'social program' spending, just on the heels of Zerobamas latest bill.

Fascism full throttle.

Clorox Cowboy's picture

Real 'Merikans are out of work.  Congress (especially the Republicans, who I'm told are the ones I'm supposed to hate this week), please stop playing games with our seniors!!  Pass this bill NOW!  </sarc>

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

'Merikans should all wear Merkins in protest.  That'd get someone's attention.

Ok.  Maybe only my attention...  But they should still try it.

Mitzibitzi's picture

Never understood that one. If you want a beard on the bloody clam, why did you shave it off in the first place??

tamboo's picture
 

The Oxford Companion to the Body dates the origin of the pubic wig to the 1450's. Women would shave their pubic hair and wear a merkin to combat pubic lice, and prostitutes would wear them to cover up signs of disease, such as syphilis.[5]

 

Merkin

Jena's picture

I never know WTF I will learn here next.  Here I thought merkins came along for theatrical and film uses...

HoofHearted's picture

Rally on!!! All the indices are green, so ignore that man behind the curtain over there. I am the great and all powerful OZ!!!!

FubarNation's picture

President Harrison J. Bounel... i mean Sotero....I mean Obama...shit just that bloke living in the WH must be proud.  Job well done Sir!

ZackLo's picture

Step right up, Step Right up, COME GET YOUR NEW EDIBLE EVO 4G 3D!! NOW YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND PRETEND TO EAT IT TOO!

Dingleberry's picture

Looks like the South is doing the worst. Serves them right......keep sending more zionist republicans to D.C.

Clint Liquor's picture

Certainly, they would have been much better off to send some Anti-Semitic Democrats.

SMG's picture

No matter who you vote for the Illuminati wins.  Democrat or republican.  We need a new anti-oligarchy party.

pods's picture

There already is one, but we are called "Homegrown Terrrrrrrrists."

pods

prains's picture

aahh.......is that a new oligarchy?

AngryGerman's picture

Wall Street firms paid $20.8 billion in cash bonuses to their employees in the state in 2010.

 

where's the problem?

GeneMarchbanks's picture

I hate poverty only slightly less than Jamie Dimon.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

You must love poverty then, because JD makes big bucks on teh food stampz.

Clint Liquor's picture

Obviously the War on Poverty (like the War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism) has been a huge success.

Clorox Cowboy's picture

I can only hope that the eventual War on Gold fails just as dramatically...