Over 40 million americans living in extreme poverty.

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    Why is that?
     
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    This is roughly 13% of our population. Why does 17% of the population of the UK live in poverty?
     
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    Twice as many americans live in extreme poverty (as a percentage of the population) as any other developed nation on earth. Plucking a 17% out of thin air...is hardly the behaviour of an educated fellow, now is it James?
     
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    I plucked that number from here.

    United Kingdom Poverty and wealth, Information about Poverty and wealth in United Kingdom

    Granted, the UK doesn't have a definition of poverty, but I believe they define it pretty well here. So why does the Jolly Ol' UK have a larger percentage of poverty stricken citizens than the US?
     
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    No rebuttal from Collins. Confronted by facts, he runs. Maybe he is actually French. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    The US and Uk have very similar social models... the very low safety net approach.

    I am certainly a proponent of the European models ...with their massively higer standard of living for all.

    ps.. I am not british.

    take care now ...

    US bottom of all developed nations poverty tables.

    I think this is highly unfair..as we all know that the Southern and midwest US states are Albanianly third world.
     
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    I heard the number is closer to 500 million. That's why we need to elect Barack Obama now so he can raise taxes and pay for all kinds of government programs that will get rid poverty once and for all!
     
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    Source please. 'Extreme poverty?' hmm, even this dyed in wool liberal doubts that! Social services are bad but no that bad and unemployment moderate.
     
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    Cause they don't work and do what is necessary to take care of themselves

    Pretty easy answer to a pretty stupid troll's stupid question
     
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    Fucking far right nujob answer coming also from complete ignorance about the problem. You're right, all poor people don't wanna work.

    Another example of the ignorance in this country
     

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