How do the "poor" live so well in the US?

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    How do the "poor" live so well in the US?

    Under President Obama, government will spend more on welfare in a single year than President George W. Bush spent on the war in Iraq during his entire presidency. According to the Congressional Research Service, the cost of the Iraq war through the end of the Bush Administration was around $622 billion. By contrast, annual federal and state means-tested welfare spending will reach $888 billion in FY 2010. Federal welfare spending alone will equal $697 billion in that year.

    Indeed, Modern Poverty Includes A.C. and an Xbox

    Data from the Department of Energy and other agencies show that the average poor family, as defined by Census officials:

    ● Lives in a home that is in good repair, not crowded, and equipped with air conditioning, clothes washer and dryer, and cable or satellite TV service.

    ● Prepares meals in a kitchen with a refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave as well as oven and stove.

    ● Enjoys two color TVs, a DVD player, VCR and — if children are there — an Xbox, PlayStation, or other video game system.

    ● Had enough money in the past year to meet essential needs, including adequate food and medical care.​

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    Great post Neo.........

    The k00ks on here would have people thinking these people are living in outhouses, eating bread and water and wiping their asses with leaves!!
     
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    Many of the poor in the U.S. live far better than the middle class (if there is one) in the rest of the world.

    It's time to declare victory in the War On Poverty, and to cancel the programs.
     
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    11 trillion over 40 years..........that'll do it.
     
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    Don't worry... if you guys get your way... they'll be bloat bellied little skeletons... just like you like 'em.
     
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    They're by far the richest "Poor People" on Planet Earth. They do just fine. Hard-Working American Taxpayers support their couch-potato Video Game playing Asses. That's how they live so well. It really is that simple in the end.
     
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    Indeed

    All in the family: Welfare fraud allegedly spanned 3 generations

    Three generations of a Colorado Springs family conspired to bilk approximately $40,000 in locally administered welfare services, authorities said.

    At the center of the alleged fraud is the family’s matriarch: Susana Cecilia Vigil, a 64-year-old disabled woman who is accused of drawing public benefits during an 11-month period when she was actually living in La Junta.

    Four relatives — including an 18-year-old granddaughter — were in on the scheme and submitted phony time slips that netted them reimbursement dollars for in-home care that was never provided, authorities said.
     
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    indeed..........give 'em dog food.:2up:
     
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    How Christian of you
     
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    Because the uber-rich ruling class confiscate money from the not so uber-rich and transfer it to the people they keep enslaved in institutionalized low-income lifestyles.
     

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