More Proof: The Left Has Been Hoodwinked

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    1. "As President Obama crafts a reelection income equality message aimed at punishing the rich and rewarding the poor, his own government finds that the 46 million living below the so-called “poverty line” live and spend pretty much like everyone else.

    2. A collection of federal household consumption surveys collected by pollster Scott Rasmussen finds that 74 percent of the poor own a car or truck, 70 percent have a VCR, 64 percent have a DVD, 63 percent have cable or satellite, 53 percent have a video game system, 50 percent have a computer, 30 percent have two or more cars and 23 percent use TiVo.

    3. “What the government defines as poverty is vastly different from what most Americans envision,” he writes in his newly released book, “The People’s Money.”

    4. ...details from two recent Department of Agriculture surveys: On an average day, just 1 percent of households have someone who is forced to miss a meal....96 percent of poor parents say their children were never hungry during the year because they couldn’t afford food.

    5. “About 40 million Americans are officially defined as living below the poverty line. Yet most of those have adequate levels of food, shelter, clothing and medical care.

    6. Sixty-three percent of American adults believe such a family is not living in poverty,” he writes. “Only 16 percent believe that a family is living in poverty if it has two color televisions, cable or satellite TV, a DVD player, and a VCR, but that’s what the average family living in poverty has as defined by the U.S. government,”...

    7. ...doesn’t mean to criticize households with earnings of $22,314, the 2010 poverty level for a family of four, but finds that the nation believes too much is being spent on welfare.

    8. ... 71 percent believe too many are receiving federal welfare benefits and would like to see official measures of poverty tightened...

    9. The president, however, is going the other way and even reviving plans to help homeowners refinance their mortgages, an idea similar to a stimulus-era idea that in part led to the Tea Party movement.

    10. ...the administration’s spending on means-tested programs like food stamps, public housing assistance, weatherization spending and others “is slated to continue growing dramatically even after the recession comes to an end.”
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    Let the hand-wringing begin!
     
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    Good post. I think some on the left should be taken to countries like Africa so they can grasp the concept of what poor really means. Poor people in America have it ten times better than poor people from around the world. I have been to alot of other countries and have seen what poor is. When you can walk into a grocery store and see someone that in this country is labeled "Poor", and that person is buying t-bone steaks and shit, that is not poor.
     
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    These are amricas poor people?
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII]Chapter - It's Free Swipe Yo EBT (Explicit) - YouTube[/ame]
    Parasites devouring the host.
     
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    The Republican Blame the Poor campaign never ends.
     
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    Grunt...while we agree about the vote-buying of politicians...I have to say that that particular vid is so offensive that I can't abide with it.
    Sorry.


    And, "Despite prevailing stereotype, Whites, not Blacks, collect greatest share of public aid dollars."
    Who gets welfare? Despite prevailing stereotype, whites, not blacks, collect greatest share of public aid dollars | Ebony | Find Articles

    Nor would I find a similar vid acceptable if it had white recipients.


    It's about the concept, not the color.

    You agree with that, don't you?
     
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    Hate to say it but the right is being just as hoodwinked.
     
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    and it doesn't end there, according to the census ( 2009); 96% of the parents said their children were never hungry. Eighty-three percent of poor families reported having enough food to eat, and 82% of poor adults said they were never hungry at any time in 2009 due to a lack of food or money.

    Warren Kozak: The Myth of the Starving Americans - WSJ.com



    remembering too, that hunger is relative, it even goes further, consider; in Wisconsin over 370,000 children receive free lunches at school, however, less than 40k are condidered poverty line poor.......so who eats the other 300k some odd lunches?

    Middle class kids, thats who. AND, when applying for federal aid for such prgms what number do you think they use? Ipso facto they provide free lunches to 370k, so thats what the ask for to be funded and, that too becomes a statistic added to the numbers justifying spending over 100 BILLION dollars on these prgms......


    Oh and do you know that the lobby grp. for fast foods chains is trying to get congress to buy off on allowing them to accept EBT? We'l see were that goes.
     
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    The super wealthy get the most welfare.

    Trillions of dollars worth.
     
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    how?

    this ought to be good.....:lol:
     

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