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(AP)   Going Backwards: U.S. poverty on track to rise to highest levels since the 1960s, when the War On Poverty began   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 31
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2012-07-22 02:09:15 PM
3 votes:
Il Douchey 2012-07-22 01:49:40 PM
(farky'd as: please put your dick in a blender and put it on frappe. 7080500)

[the usual boringly predictable right wing farting noises]

How about you make a feeble attempt to address corporate welfare?
2012-07-22 11:40:48 AM
3 votes:
clearly we need more tax breaks for millionaires so the wealth will trickle down further!
2012-07-22 05:22:49 PM
2 votes:

Il Douchey: Funny thing about gov't handouts. First the recipients welcome it, then they expect it, then they take it for granted, and finally they resent it. Have you ever known a welfare person who is honestly appreciative of what others have given them?


But enough about the banks and Wall Street.
2012-07-22 02:58:02 PM
2 votes:
2012-07-22 02:30:28 PM
2 votes:
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/Surveyor marks!
2012-07-23 07:33:53 AM
1 votes:
What failure? There are fewer rich people in poverty today than ever before.
2012-07-22 06:13:04 PM
1 votes:
I see

Virtuoso80: Clearly what we need is more Government spending, and a 'poverty czar'. That always solves everything, right?


I totally see your point. Spend government money to feed a starving family, and the next day, they're hungry again. Nothing solved.

But stop feeding them, and pretty soon the problem is solved. Permanently.
2012-07-22 06:06:06 PM
1 votes:
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2012-07-22 04:50:13 PM
1 votes:

cabbyman: Mrtraveler01: cabbyman: One of the candidates has a history of creating jobs and building wealth.

How come he didn't do that when he was Governor of Massachusetts?

Why should we expect him to do a better job as president than he did as governor when it comes to job growth?

Because he could hardly do worse than our current disaster in chief...


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2012-07-22 04:48:25 PM
1 votes:

cabbyman: Mrtraveler01: cabbyman: One of the candidates has a history of creating jobs and building wealth.

How come he didn't do that when he was Governor of Massachusetts?

Why should we expect him to do a better job as president than he did as governor when it comes to job growth?

Because he could hardly do worse than our current disaster in chief...


Man..you got BIG BRASS ones.

Unfortunately, they're rattling around inside your skull.
2012-07-22 04:47:19 PM
1 votes:

cabbyman: Mrtraveler01: cabbyman: One of the candidates has a history of creating jobs and building wealth.

How come he didn't do that when he was Governor of Massachusetts?

Why should we expect him to do a better job as president than he did as governor when it comes to job growth?

Because he could hardly do worse than our current disaster in chief...


Yeah, 0b0ng0 is such a disaster, we're in the second Great Depression, no jobs have been created since he took office (in stark contrast to his predecessor's stellar jobs record), and Osama bin Laden is still alive.

/It's opposite day, right?
2012-07-22 04:05:32 PM
1 votes:
unfortunately the super rich have sucked out all the expendable capital from the middle class and are hoarding it offshore and now the support pillars for their top heavy economic structure have been weakened to the breaking point. of course more of the middle have slid into the ranks of the impoverished as a result. OTOH the super rich have never had it so good. Or had as much political influence.
2012-07-22 03:50:38 PM
1 votes:
That's because of Reagan's "War on the Impoverished" since 1981.
2012-07-22 03:24:54 PM
1 votes:
Gonna need more tax cuts for the rich stat!
2012-07-22 03:16:19 PM
1 votes:

Il Douchey: Funny thing about gov't handouts. First the recipients welcome it, then they expect it, then they take it for granted, and finally they resent it. Have you ever known a welfare person who is honestly appreciative of what others have given them?

Yes, I have.

Nobody thinks LBJ was a good president. Not those he transferred the loot to and certainly not those he took it from. Sure, he had good intentions for "The Great Society" but the fact is, he failed. Bad ideology, bad results.

/Obama should take note; you don't achieve greatness by playing Santa Claus with other people's money


Please point out the policies that are doing this, be specific?

It would be great if you whackadoodles would join the rest of us in the real world and not bumper sticker, reactionary fantasy land. It would make fixing the economy so much easier.
2012-07-22 03:11:45 PM
1 votes:

Serious Black: The real war on poverty is being waged by the stinking rich and the multinational corporations on the starving, the sick, and the downtrodden.


SSD member here. At least I still have a recycle bin to put my garbage. If the Democrats want to get out the ignorant voter anti-Rmoney vote, have the GOP stop waste pickup.
2012-07-22 03:11:33 PM
1 votes:
Ooh... Is this one of those threads where a bunch of dipsh*ts working a $32k a year jobs with $20k in credit card debt and renting a small apartment get to stand on a soapbox and scream about "those people" mooching off their hard earned dollars?

Sweet!

Can someone throw in something about how "The Fed" is unconstitutional and all they do is print money? That'd be AWESOME!

Politics tab seems fun!
2012-07-22 03:10:25 PM
1 votes:

Contribution Corsair: It isn't as if America experienced a more or less golden age of growth and wealth in the times around there. Those social programs and taxes of those eras TOTALLY wrecked havoc and it was like Mad Max style wasteland in the USA just like we're told will happen if we don't cut all social programs and cut taxes NOW!

Wait...it wasn't like that? SAY IT AINT SO!


Actually, everything was completely perfect back then. Nobody was poor (because, of course, only government welfare creates poverty). None of those non-existent poor people starved, or lacked for anything that they didn't themselves refuse. All the schools were perfect because none of the teachers were unionized and they could beat the kids if they wanted. The kids separated themselves into completely voluntary groups based on each child's interests, and the black kids chose to go to the really crappy, run-down schools with no textbooks or equipment, because the black kids chose not to value their education. The white kids chose to go to the schools that were funded well. It was the same way with neighborhoods, with everyone making a rational choice to live in either a nice, clean, white neighborhood or a rat-infested, mostly minority slum. Then the War on Poverty came around and forced poor people to accept food and financial support which prevented them from exercising their own right to starve to death or die of cold during the winter. Really, this whole War on Poverty thing is so incredibly bad for the people it helps, because without it, they wouldn't need it. See? Isn't that easy to understand? Nobody really needs help, and when they get help, it doesn't ever actually help them. When we go back to not helping anyone, poverty will simply disappear. Just like in places like Somalia and Sudan and Haiti where there isn't welfare. People are SO much better off there than in places like Sweden and Norway and Canada.
2012-07-22 03:06:52 PM
1 votes:
If the war on poverty was a real war then we would actually be putting money into it
2012-07-22 02:57:19 PM
1 votes:

Epoch_Zero: SkinnyHead: Way to go, Mr. O.

Way to go, el chip.


The fact that he addressed him as "Mr." is actually much more respectful than the usual 0bama, so there's that...
2012-07-22 02:50:30 PM
1 votes:
"Going Backwards: U.S. poverty on track to rise to highest levels since the 1960s, when the War On Poverty began"

And republicans cheered.
2012-07-22 02:47:31 PM
1 votes:
My fellow Americans: poverty has won. We must all get behind poverty and trust its leadership.
2012-07-22 02:47:01 PM
1 votes:

Giltric: You would think that after 50 years of these programs designed to get people out of poverty, the numbers would have shrunk by now.


Protip: When you half-ass something you shouldn't expect ideal results.
2012-07-22 02:44:13 PM
1 votes:

SkinnyHead: Way to go, Mr. O.


Way to go, el chip.
2012-07-22 02:36:01 PM
1 votes:

Il Douchey: Funny thing about gov't handouts. First the recipients welcome it, then they expect it, then they take it for granted, and finally they resent it. Have you ever known a welfare person who is honestly appreciative of what others have given them?

Nobody thinks LBJ was a good president. Not those he transferred the loot to and certainly not those he took it from. Sure, he had good intentions for "The Great Society" but the fact is, he failed. Bad ideology, bad results.

/Obama should take note; you don't achieve greatness by playing Santa Claus with other people's money


Obama's actually had to make very significant cuts in welfare, food stamps and medicare/medicaid.

Perhaps if we had a war on stupid you'd stop pulling complete nonsense out of your ass.

Have I called you a dickhead lately? NO?

Dickhead..
2012-07-22 02:34:39 PM
1 votes:

Il Douchey: Funny thing about gov't handouts. First the recipients welcome it, then they expect it, then they take it for granted, and finally they resent it. Have you ever known a welfare person who is honestly appreciative of what others have given them?

Nobody thinks LBJ was a good president. Not those he transferred the loot to and certainly not those he took it from. Sure, he had good intentions for "The Great Society" but the fact is, he failed. Bad ideology, bad results.

/Obama should take note; you don't achieve greatness by playing Santa Claus with other people's money


You really are a brainwashed simpleton, you know that?
2012-07-22 02:17:09 PM
1 votes:
don't piss off the kitty PacMan
2012-07-22 02:15:46 PM
1 votes:

Kittypie070: How about you make a feeble attempt to address corporate welfare?


But...but...they're creating jobs and all of their generosity will trickle down on our heads!
2012-07-22 01:23:17 PM
1 votes:

DarkJohnson: There was a war on poverty? I missed the memo.

Is there a war on prosperity? 'Cuz I think we're winning that one.


I'd personally like to declare war on the Prosperity Gospel, but thats just me.
2012-07-22 12:20:49 PM
1 votes:
Well, that clearly means it hasn't worked. Never mind that government support has been massively cut from the level it was when the "War on Poverty" began. Never mind that the GOP, who also cut the government support, has worked to outsource every job of value they can find from this country so the CEOs who are their friends can make a few more bucks. Never mind that there is still a worldwide economic crisis going on.

Clearly, the solution is to fark over the poor even more.

Republican logic.
2012-07-22 10:16:09 AM
1 votes:
Since the 60's we've had the war on poverty, war on drugs, war in Vietnam, war in Iraq(otherwise known as the "See daddy, I can invade Iraq,too" war,and war in Afghanistan. The last two being part of the war on terror,although the one in Iraq(50,000 dead and wounded) had more to do with "see daddy" than terror. There were a few other skirmishes along the way, but these are the majors. There is also the current war on women,and war on Christmas, one seeming real and the other perceived. Considering the track record, maybe the US should get out of the war business and try something different.
 
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