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To: nyds

I thought LBJ did that already in the 1960’s. See how well it worked out?


10 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:13 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan
I would love to get a government statistician on the witness stand and ask him how poverty is calculated. I have heard, but never officially confirmed by someone in government, that non-cash payments are not included in the poverty calculations so no matter how much Medicaid, section 8 housing, food stamps or a thousand and one other programs other than direct cash payments do not count for lifting people out of poverty. Thus someone who is one dollar below the poverty level and thus "poor" gets thousands of dollars of food stamps and Medicaid will still be poor even though by any rational definition that government loot has lifted her above the poverty line.
17 posted on 01/14/2013 8:44:51 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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