Skip to comments.Exclusive: 4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no work [OBAMANOMICS!]
Posted on 07/28/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor and loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.
The findings come as President Barack Obama tries to renew his administration's emphasis on the economy, saying in recent speeches that his highest priority is to "rebuild ladders of opportunity" and reverse income inequality.
Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy "poor."
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This will be the lead story tomorrow morning, right?
The solution is simple! Higher Taxes! Wealth confiscation and redistribution! Single-Payer Healthcare! Communism. Onward, comrades! Forward to a bright new future.
It wasn't about raising the rest of the world up to our level, it was about smashing us down to Third World status.
Think Romney could have turned things around?
Its exactly what he told us he was going to do. If this nation can survive a Marxist Muslim it can survive anything. God Save the Republic.
I bet Rush talks about this tomorrow.
Ha! look at teen and black unemployment under the Messiah. These fools voted for him ... twice!!!!
well, no wonder Harry Reid is gonna demand a $975 billion tax increase
He and obama haven’t quite yet stimulated the US economy into a vegetative state, since 20% of all adults still have some hope of economic security
Not right away, but yes.
Imagine how tough it’s going to be finding a job in America in October when the Republicans give us “11 million” brand new “valedictorians” out there looking for jobs.
I wish he could have but I don’t think he could and we will never know. The best that has been done for the last 50 years is to have brief periods of rest from the decline begun by the “Great Society”. This may not be the root our foundation but certainly cemented it.
Our destruction seems to be inevitable now.
I keep wondering why nobody will challenge this guy. He won by fraud yet the republicans sit on their hands. Why do all the democrats march in lock step? Why is everyone so afraid of him?
It’s just like Hitler and Stalin and Castro and all the rest of the dictators. Are all the politicians afraid they’ll be made to disappear in the middle of the night? For him to have this much power there is someone or some “thing” giving him this power.
No, that's why we need a clearcut two party system instead of the Dem and Dem lite system in place now.
“In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy “poor.””
Clearly they are racist for not feeling the hope and change brought on by the historic first black president.
First and foremost, we face a social problem. Economics is only a symptom
Planting the seeds of a future revolt.
You're probably right. "Income inequality" needs more and bigger government to fix don't ya know.
He is black. Until the Republicans can get over their fear of saying, “Yeah, he’s black. And he is WRONG,” they’ll continue to tread lightly.
My question is why the Republicans don’t encourage and enable more black critics of this clown to take center stage and say Obama is a failure—loudly and incessantly.
There are PLENTY of black critics of the Clown.
No, they are AFRAID that it will be the common Americans who will take matters into their own hands.
Like Obama said: “We’re not there yet.”
Not until it is 5 out of 5 or perhaps until we are all bankrupt.
Slime Stream Media: 1 in 5 doing well under Obama.
Perfect timing for House Republicans to talk about how the economy really works, the Democrat poor judgement and why Democrat policies are failing. Then pass a bill that strictly helps the private sector(should have been done last week...).
The wider gap between rich and poor, the MORE WORK opportunity for the poor.
The Chicagoization and Detroitification of America continue full speed “Forward!” toward national disaster.
Sure, compared to this.
Republicans need to say 0blamo is wrong, regardless of his skin color. Ideas don’t go from bad to good depending on the skin color of who’s advocating them.
Every black critic is marginalized as “not authentic” or as a toadying Uncle Tom/Mammy. They face a huge amount of animosity within their own community and outright ostracizing. If they have a shot at high office/influence, they are virtually lynched ala Clarence Thomas and Alan West.
The repression of counterrevolutionaries is nearly 100% in effect and effective.
It does not matter what Republicans do or don’t do, what conservatives do or don’t do. Every white progressive liberal will also pour vitriol on anyone who criticizes The Agenda. They don’t even need the MSM. They have Twitter and Facebook.
Then why didn’t anyone vote for him?
Economic conditions for typical Americans have gotten significantly worse on Obama’s watch, but I’m calling foul on the use of a bogus statistic:
“Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives.”
This is a pointless claim — an awful lot of folks both now and in the old days on the work-your-way-up-from-the-bottom track usually are and were in “near poverty” when they first enter the job market, and lots of folks go through a bit of unemployment, and always have. Aggregating over peoples’ whole lives (”at least parts of their lives”) you can probably get to four out of five even without including welfare.
When I graduated from college in 1975 I was staring at poverty and unemployment...then I got a job and spent less than I made.
2014 - Primary em' all, let God sortem' out.
Time for The Freedom Party
Because too many people failed to understand their self interests. Romney, whatever you can say about him personally, is not a member of the Democrat Party, and unless you are prepared to say Democrats and Republicans are the same thing, Romney would have *begun* a process of reversing many of the 0bama disasters.
Quite right — and that’s why I called foul on the bogus statistic. Life-time incidence statistics (esp. one like that the conflates lots of things) are always suspect. They are used to inflate the apparent incidence of or seriousness of problems or, in this case, to give the false impression that the last item included — reliance on welfare — is as normal as intermittent joblessness or having been “near poverty” as an adult.
And probably when you got the job and spent less than you made, you were still, for a while, according to the way the government defines things “near poverty”.
If Romney had been elected, it would have been a sign that Americans wanted to be put back to work, so I would have disagreed with you. Since Americans instead chose to continue getting their government freebies, I don't see another outcome.
Apart from divine intervention, of course.
Republicans only hope is that they will find their voice and criticize Obama in 2016.
Before then in fact.
Criticize Obama now.
Small businesses who pay into the unemployment roles for thier workers “who are working” are now paying a yearly assessment tax to the state unemploment agencies to reinburse the feds for unemployment costs across the board. The crisis they have generated is now sucking hard earned money from all areas to fund dependency
Yes, but God is going to have to apologize to Sodom if he lets this nation walk. He was a little too rough on them by comparison.
He would have spared Sodom for the sake of 10 righteous men, if they could have been found. We are way down the wrong path, but I don’t think we’re that far gone.
As a percentage of the population maybe?
I don’t know.
They’re afraid of Obama mobilizing the feral inner city kids to end up swamping suburbia via mass riots. Obama can’t be thrown off, we just have to suffer through and make sure he leaves the white house (whether he likes it or not).
“For him to have this much power there is someone or some thing giving him this power.”
Enablers who helped him get to the top without actually having to put in honest work, that is how he got there.