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Exclusive: 4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no work [OBAMANOMICS!]
ap/big story ^ | 7/28/13 | HOPE YEN

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fail; jobs; obamaeconomytour; poverty; unemployment

1 posted on 07/28/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; kristinn; governsleastgovernsbest

This will be the lead story tomorrow morning, right?


2 posted on 07/28/2013 9:20:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The solution is simple! Higher Taxes! Wealth confiscation and redistribution! Single-Payer Healthcare! Communism. Onward, comrades! Forward to a bright new future.


3 posted on 07/28/2013 9:21:40 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SoFloFreeper
everything is going exactly to plan!


4 posted on 07/28/2013 9:22:06 AM PDT by drewh
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To: SoFloFreeper
They told us that this is exactly what the New World Order was about.

It wasn't about raising the rest of the world up to our level, it was about smashing us down to Third World status.

5 posted on 07/28/2013 9:26:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

6 posted on 07/28/2013 9:27:49 AM PDT by drewh
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To: SoFloFreeper

7 posted on 07/28/2013 9:29:34 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Think Romney could have turned things around?


8 posted on 07/28/2013 9:37:55 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 9:38:03 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I bet Rush talks about this tomorrow.


10 posted on 07/28/2013 9:40:53 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: sten

Ha! look at teen and black unemployment under the Messiah. These fools voted for him ... twice!!!!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/obamas-economy-is-far-stronger-than-5-years-ago-fairytale-but-tied-the-room-together/


11 posted on 07/28/2013 9:42:34 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: SoFloFreeper

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


12 posted on 07/28/2013 9:45:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Rennes Templar

Not right away, but yes.


13 posted on 07/28/2013 9:47:02 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty
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14 posted on 07/28/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


15 posted on 07/28/2013 9:55:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Let's make it our turn in 2014. Vote early and VOTE OFTEN.)
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To: Rennes Templar; TwelveOfTwenty

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.


16 posted on 07/28/2013 9:59:00 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SoFloFreeper
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17 posted on 07/28/2013 9:59:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


18 posted on 07/28/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Rennes Templar
Think Romney could have turned things around?

No, that's why we need a clearcut two party system instead of the Dem and Dem lite system in place now.

19 posted on 07/28/2013 10:03:41 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: SoFloFreeper

“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.


20 posted on 07/28/2013 10:04:37 AM PDT by Monty22002
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To: SoFloFreeper

First and foremost, we face a social problem. Economics is only a symptom


21 posted on 07/28/2013 10:04:39 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SoFloFreeper

Planting the seeds of a future revolt.


22 posted on 07/28/2013 10:05:09 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This will be the lead story tomorrow morning, right?

You're probably right. "Income inequality" needs more and bigger government to fix don't ya know.

23 posted on 07/28/2013 10:06:47 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

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.


24 posted on 07/28/2013 10:07:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: VerySadAmerican

No, they are AFRAID that it will be the common Americans who will take matters into their own hands.


25 posted on 07/28/2013 10:09:06 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Excellence

He will.


26 posted on 07/28/2013 10:11:20 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Like Obama said: “We’re not there yet.”

Not until it is 5 out of 5 or perhaps until we are all bankrupt.


27 posted on 07/28/2013 10:12:30 AM PDT by rey
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To: SoFloFreeper

Slime Stream Media: 1 in 5 doing well under Obama.


28 posted on 07/28/2013 10:15:30 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


29 posted on 07/28/2013 10:28:40 AM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Chicagoization and Detroitification of America continue full speed “Forward!” toward national disaster.


30 posted on 07/28/2013 10:52:45 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Rennes Templar

Sure, compared to this.


31 posted on 07/28/2013 11:28:21 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


32 posted on 07/28/2013 11:30:40 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


33 posted on 07/28/2013 11:34:47 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Post Toasties

Then why didn’t anyone vote for him?


34 posted on 07/28/2013 11:45:41 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


35 posted on 07/28/2013 11:46:50 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: The_Reader_David

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.


36 posted on 07/28/2013 12:12:21 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: SoFloFreeper
You get what you vote for. LoFos voted for high taxation, burdensome regulation, bloated bureaucratic inertia and free stuff.

2014 - Primary em' all, let God sortem' out.

Time for The Freedom Party

Palin/Cruz 2016!

37 posted on 07/28/2013 12:15:02 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


38 posted on 07/28/2013 12:42:20 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: dogcaller

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”.


39 posted on 07/28/2013 12:49:45 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Sequoyah101; Rennes Templar
Our destruction seems to be inevitable now.

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.

40 posted on 07/28/2013 12:52:23 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty
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To: SoFloFreeper

Republicans only hope is that they will find their voice and criticize Obama in 2016.

Before then in fact.

Criticize Obama now.


41 posted on 07/28/2013 12:53:16 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: PGR88
While racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to live in poverty, race disparities in the poverty rate have narrowed substantially since the 1970s, census data show.

Ah, there you go. Obama has succeeded in bringing the races together--in misery, that is.
42 posted on 07/28/2013 1:11:56 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

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


43 posted on 07/28/2013 3:09:26 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (w)
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To: drewh
How come that still says Stalin (Сталин) and nobody made a version that says Обама yet?
44 posted on 07/28/2013 8:17:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

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.


45 posted on 07/28/2013 9:04:40 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

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.


46 posted on 07/29/2013 3:05:56 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

As a percentage of the population maybe?

I don’t know.


47 posted on 07/29/2013 3:28:01 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: VerySadAmerican

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.


48 posted on 03/25/2014 1:32:33 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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