People below poverty line to hit levels not seen in half a century. Better off my ass

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    Oddly enough the article contributes it partially to a "fraying safety net"

    Seriously? We have more people living off the safety net and the govt even advertises the shit.
     
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    More in bad shape wanting more freebies from societal contributors... not inherently bad for DEM candidates when they will just keep up the class warfare rhetoric and the promises of more freebies

    The ever flowing downward spiral that is a direct result of this entitlement mantra

    The far lefties really don't care if the private sector is doing better
     
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    The current admin wants more people to be dependent upon government. They will forever vote for the likes of the current admin.

    I've heard ads recently announcing immediate openings and encouraging people to seek a career with the Secret Service.
     
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    I hope Romney includes this in an ad right after the part where Obama claims the private sector is doing just fine.
     
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    Maybe he would if he cared or intended to do a thing about it.
     
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    From 1 in 6 to 1 in 7, recession seems to be lettin' up a bit...
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    Study: One in Seven Americans Lives in Poverty
    September 12, 2012 WASHINGTON — More than 46 million people were living in poverty in the United States last year as the lingering effects of the financial crisis boosted unemployment. Government experts say family incomes fell, but more people were covered by health insurance.
     
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    Granny says is `cause o' all dem rich folks dat's outsourcin' American jobs an' not payin' their fair share o' taxes...
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    Poverty winning in 'war on poverty'
    October 24, 2012 — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Wednesday that, "in this war on poverty, poverty is winning" and he called for a retooled approach to help the 46 million people who are living in it.
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    70% Say They're Better Off Than They Were 5 Years Ago--in China
    October 23, 2012 - Times are tough – but not so bad in China.
     
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    I'm actually inclined to agree that a 'fraying safety net" is a contributing factor. The question is: Why is it fraying?

    The fact that we have so many people receiving government assistance is not an indication that the safety net is strong. To the contrary, it's become overburdened. Government assistance does next to nothing to help a person improve their lot in life. At best, it keeps them on life support until they hopefully get some kind of mildly lucky break so they can progress from the ICU to the nursing home. The more people that receive government assistance, the less assistance that can be offered to individuals.

    The solutions are not simple, though not entirely complicated either. But if we want to reverse this tide we're going to have to have success in recreating a more functional income distribution gap.
     
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    Another decade of this and maybe we will be able to compete in the global marketplace?
     

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