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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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To: KarlInOhio

My neighbor who is close to my age,and who apparently made about the same annual income now collects disability practically equal to my take-home pay of a 40 hour job.
We both have back problems.He sits ayt home doped on prescribed painkillers in a rented house watching TV and gets help with rent and food as well.

I got a job where my back issues don’t really matter,and mortgage payments.

Which one of us is living the American dream?


22 posted on 01/14/2013 8:53:46 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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