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

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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:36 | 1663551 AngryGerman
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nothing to see here, move along

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:45 | 1663599 Upswaller
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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.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:51 | 1663629 Leopold B. Scotch
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I demand poverty insurance. 

Paid for by you, of course.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:11 | 1663697 X.inf.capt
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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!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:16 | 1663714 Mitzibitzi
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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!"

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:20 | 1663733 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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"The last person you should ever put in charge of ANYTHING is someone who wants the job!"

I think Socrates said that too.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:35 | 1663813 Mitzibitzi
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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.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:32 | 1663801 LawsofPhysics
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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?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:27 | 1663749 walküre
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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.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:53 | 1665219 Bicycle Repairman
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They are trying to deny returning vets their 2nd amendment rights.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:07 | 1663684 SRV - ES339
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...yes, let them eat cake

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

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:50 | 1663619 RemiG2010
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Nothing to see here except nice "angry" German tits! Btw I thing it's near the same number living in poverty in EU.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:51 | 1663628 HoofHearted
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Is this the change we were looking for?

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

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:52 | 1663631 Leopold B. Scotch
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Change, yes.  With lots of lint in it.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:06 | 1663676 Shocker
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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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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:13 | 1663704 oddjob
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Barry O changed his bong water for hoop season, what more can you ask of him?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:56 | 1663647 RemiG2010
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Opsss. Sorry for the typo.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:21 | 1663738 Gully Foyle
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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!

 

 

 

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:32 | 1663798 fuzed
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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.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:32 | 1663799 fuzed
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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.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:49 | 1663887 tamboo
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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

 


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:56 | 1665221 Bicycle Repairman
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I believe Obama has a program that basically gives away phones to the "needy".

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:34 | 1664577 lolmao500
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Nothing to see here... because it's nothing compared what it will be.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 14:58 | 2158366 tovar2
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Sounds like a good story for www.newamericanpoverty.com

 

 

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:37 | 1663556 Long-John-Silver
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Obamacare will take care of you!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:14 | 1663710 Sp00ky
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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.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:38 | 1663557 SheepDog-One
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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.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:44 | 1663596 Clorox Cowboy
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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>

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:55 | 1663643 Leopold B. Scotch
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'Merikans should all wear Merkins in protest.  That'd get someone's attention.

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

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:18 | 1663721 Mitzibitzi
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Never understood that one. If you want a beard on the bloody clam, why did you shave it off in the first place??

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:53 | 1663902 tamboo
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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

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 18:32 | 1665506 Jena
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I never know WTF I will learn here next.  Here I thought merkins came along for theatrical and film uses...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:47 | 1663609 Gene Parmesan
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Trickle up poverty.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:56 | 1663646 HoofHearted
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Rally on!!! All the indices are green, so ignore that man behind the curtain over there. I am the great and all powerful OZ!!!!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:37 | 1663559 FubarNation
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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!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:13 | 1663705 optimator
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The Fall Guy they picked.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:38 | 1663563 ZackLo
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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!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:39 | 1663564 Dingleberry
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Looks like the South is doing the worst. Serves them right......keep sending more zionist republicans to D.C.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:45 | 1663598 Clint Liquor
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Certainly, they would have been much better off to send some Anti-Semitic Democrats.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 12:01 | 1663937 tamboo
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theyre all whores for israel.

Dual Citizenship -- Should we be worried?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:50 | 1663624 SMG
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No matter who you vote for the Illuminati wins.  Democrat or republican.  We need a new anti-oligarchy party.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:00 | 1663658 pods
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There already is one, but we are called "Homegrown Terrrrrrrrists."

pods

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:35 | 1663817 prains
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aahh.......is that a new oligarchy?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:39 | 1663566 AngryGerman
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Wall Street firms paid $20.8 billion in cash bonuses to their employees in the state in 2010.

 

where's the problem?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:40 | 1663573 CvlDobd
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You're not one?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:39 | 1663570 GeneMarchbanks
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I hate poverty only slightly less than Jamie Dimon.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 11:27 | 1663764 Panafrican Funk...
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You must love poverty then, because JD makes big bucks on teh food stampz.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:39 | 1663571 Clint Liquor
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Obviously the War on Poverty (like the War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism) has been a huge success.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:47 | 1663605 Clorox Cowboy
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I can only hope that the eventual War on Gold fails just as dramatically...

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