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(NPR)   Stunning new report finds that helping the poor reduces poverty. Subby assumes they also investigated papal prayer habits and ursine defecation areas   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Poverty in the United States, Household income in the United States, Midwestern United States, United States Census Bureau, United States, United States Census, Median household income, Supplemental Poverty Measure rate  
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374 clicks; posted to Politics » on 14 Sep 2021 at 9:02 PM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-14 9:39:00 PM  
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Well it's a good thing that the federal government cut off all supplemental help over Labor Day weekend, then. We can't be going around letting poor people know that better things are possible.

Neither party has any interest in helping the poor. With the Republicans, this is obvious, but let's not pretend that the Democrats, as a party, care at all that benefits just ended. No one in government is talking about it. No one cares. Guess we'll starve and die, I guess.
 
2021-09-14 9:48:35 PM  
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austerity101: Well it's a good thing that the federal government cut off all supplemental help over Labor Day weekend, then. We can't be going around letting poor people know that better things are possible.

Neither party has any interest in helping the poor. With the Republicans, this is obvious, but let's not pretend that the Democrats, as a party, care at all that benefits just ended. No one in government is talking about it. No one cares. Guess we'll starve and die, I guess.


The Democratic party - most of the party, and certainly the leadership - are avowed Capitalists.

Capitalism requires an exploitable underclass, and the less the underclass suffers, the harder it is for the owner class to exploit them.

That is why Democrats are willing to act in support of social issues like gay marriage or trans rights, but unwilling to act on economic ones, like raising the minimum wage, healthcare for all, decoupled from employment, recognizing housing as a human right, or publicly funding higher education and forgiving student loan debt.

See also: Juneteenth is a holiday now, but the systemic racism inherent to American policing remains unaddressed.
 
2021-09-14 9:52:27 PM  
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2021-09-14 5:28:35 PM  
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Ok well since stimulus is not going to be a forever thing those might be short term gains.
 
2021-09-14 9:28:16 PM  
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Those yachts won't buy themselves. Think of the poor abandoned yachts. Not yachting on open waters within 3 miles of a harbor with a billionaire on board for a whole 3 days a year. Won't someone put the poor yachts first?
 
2021-09-14 9:37:27 PM  
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Name Withheld: Why is the poverty threshold so low? Is anyone under the illusion that a family of four is living well on $26,000 a year? Like it's great that people are above that threshold now, but I mean, come on...


Because the country has a vested interest in making its poverty rate as low as possible, they fudge the numbers to exclude people. Way easier than actually helping them.
 
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