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80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed
Zero Hedge ^ | 7-28-13 | "Tyler Durden"

Posted on 07/29/2013 2:12:25 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat

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To: HomeAtLast
And by the way, WIC program still uses paper checks of some sort, and these checks have specific items for which they are vouchers. Specific quantities and weights for the items. Rarely do I get behind a WIC purchase at which the purchaser hasn't made an error in selection. These people can't read/comprehend well at all. Pardon the rant.

I've been behind WICs-ers a lot. They give this certificate (many, many illegals also) to the cashier and she rings up the bread, milk cheese, cereal, etc. ALWAYs there is some dispute re: what you say. Last one I was behind argued for 15 minutes and then relented, and then pulled out a $20 for a bottle of nice wine she'd saved for last EBT/WICs wouldn't over it. I paid for her other food so she could by an effing bottle of wine! I was so mad I blared at the cashier when she asked me "how are you?" I said "after that just now, what do you think?"

51 posted on 07/29/2013 6:10:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RKBA Democrat

You see, what whitey has got to understand is that he’s “Old School.” Hard work doesn’t get you ahead in America any more. Whitey’s got to step aside and give the Trayvons of the world what is rightfully theirs.

Whitey has to bust his ass so he can pay his taxes so that Trayvon’s baby-momma can get her EBT card, her Obamaphone and everything else she deserves. You don’t like tat? Well then you’re racist. They’re going to send the FBI after you!


52 posted on 07/29/2013 6:14:52 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Gaffer
There will be little the GOP/rat complex can do to defeat a state initiated Article V amendment convention.
53 posted on 07/29/2013 6:35:51 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: olezip
"Claims like this become believable when they start to hit close to home. My nephew just learned that the plant where he has been working for the past 18 years, is being shut down. There are absolutely NO jobs around that area...

Yep. A good part of the country is mired in a 1930s style depression, and what's happening to the people who live there is invisible to the people who live in more urban areas, and especially to the elites who have walled themselves off from having to deal with anyone but people like themselves.

It didn't start with Obama, and it won't end if we elect a Republican president, no matter how "conservative", it's an ongoing, structural problem, and it only gets worse as the most capable members of such communities leave for somewhere else, where they hope to have a better chance of making a living.

We hate the idea of "giving them a government job" to do something at least marginally useful, even if it's just patching holes in the roads with material that will wash out with the next heavy rain, and instead hope that we can buy their passivity with "supplemental nutrition programs" and "disability payments", and hope that they don't vote, or at least that if they do vote, there's some way to get them to vote on the basis of something other than trying to increase the amount of dole they receive.

Everyday, look around the place where I live, and I see plenty of things that need to be done, a lot of which can be done with unskilled or semiskilled labor - infrastructure falling apart, obvious improvements that need to be made.

And the conclusion I've reached is that I'd rather start a WPA for the unemployable, and provide full-time day care for their children to get them into an environment where some discipline is enforced and learning is valued, than to let them create a home environment which trains up up the next generation of ignorance and hopelessness while heading toward 400 pounds on starch and sugar at my expense.

IMO, tt would probably cost twice as much in the short run as the current arrangements, and about half as much in the long run.

54 posted on 07/29/2013 6:43:51 AM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas (million)
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To: antidisestablishment

I honestly don’t think most people realize what has happened in the last ten years. This isn’t just Detroit, it is all over.

We are heading into the darkness, and most don’t know it. Even on a board like this.


55 posted on 07/29/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

As in the days of Noah...

The banality of evil is astounding.


56 posted on 07/29/2013 6:57:35 AM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: Ronin

Obama doesn’t care... he’ll just ask Sebilius to change the formula to $10,000 (poverty line) for a family of four. See.... no more poverty.


57 posted on 07/29/2013 7:00:57 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Fai Mao
They have too much to eat.

They fudge the food numbers for their sub story 'for the children' campaigns by labeling people as 'food insecure. It does not matter if a kid is obese, if he spends time between the house holds of several extended family members, or does not know for CERTAIN where every meal is coming from (except the free ones at school) then that kid must be 'food insecure'. It does not matter if the kid is a butterball, clearly they are in danger of staving to death. /sar
58 posted on 07/29/2013 9:25:15 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Jacquerie

“We have the legitimate, constitutional power to turn things around without violence. “

Absolutely. See my tagline. GOTS = Get Out of The System. Start thinking Gandhi.


59 posted on 07/29/2013 12:25:54 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, friends, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: olezip

“How will the Democrats they continue to elect help them now?”

Promise them more welfare and owebamaphones. Problem is, the ability to pay for that by increasing the national debt is nearing it’s end.


60 posted on 07/29/2013 12:28:52 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, friends, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Obama: Mission Accomplished??

or not just yet?


61 posted on 07/29/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TalonDJ

The stats for child hunger are typically predicated on the question “have you ever gone to bed hungry in the last year?” Never mind whether the kid was in fact given a full healthy meal and didn’t eat it because he didn’t like it, choosing to sleep hungry rather than eat Tofu Vegetable Medley.

And don’t start me on obesity being the predominant health problem of the government-defined “poor”...


62 posted on 07/29/2013 12:32:53 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: xzins

“Our two political parties are sold out to America’s neo-aristocrats.”

And they’ll continue to do so until almost all of the rest of the population is in a sort of debtor neo-serfdom.


63 posted on 07/29/2013 12:33:48 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, friends, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: Gaffer

“Lastly, it will be a long time before you see another Republican President. Democrats have perfected fraud to the ultimate level.”

That only matters if you believe that there is a difference between the gop wing of the uniparty and the ‘rat wing.

I’ll make a prediction: the uniparty will win in 2014 and 2016. By a landslide.


64 posted on 07/29/2013 12:35:42 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, friends, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: redgolum

“We are heading into the darkness, and most don’t know it. Even on a board like this.”

Yup. Normalcy bias.


65 posted on 07/29/2013 12:39:55 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, friends, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: GeronL

“Obama: Mission Accomplished?? Or not just yet?”

Not even close. So long as we possess so much as an unharvested organ, or a bone that could be ground into fertilizer, the mission will not be accomplished.


66 posted on 07/29/2013 12:42:38 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, friends, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, are near poverty, or rely on welfare for at least parts of their lives

The bold part is the key phrase.

Everyone who has never lost a job or lived paycheck to paycheck EVER please raise your hand.

67 posted on 07/29/2013 12:42:47 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: RKBA Democrat

very true


68 posted on 07/29/2013 1:12:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: RKBA Democrat

Yeah. When I said Republican I meant a real one. Conservative.


69 posted on 07/29/2013 2:38:05 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 9YearLurker

Most of the “poor” don’t live a poverty lifestyle that would be recognized as such in most of the world.
Flat screen Tvs , 300 dollar sneakers, smart phones, etc etc.
AND where else are the “ poor” the fattest citizens?


70 posted on 07/29/2013 3:12:37 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Kozak

But even many of those with no or low income each year are the privileged kids of the upper-middle class—in school, interning, looking for a professional-track job or in that initially low-paying first job.

Or, they are the late-in-life wealthy who own their homes outright and live a good life on moderate investment income and/or spending down accumulated assets.


71 posted on 07/29/2013 3:54:15 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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