The "wealthy" poor American are the 1% to rest of the world!

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    According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the poverty line for an individual in the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., was $10,830 in 2010
    .. someone at the poverty line in the United States is in the top 14% of the global income distribution.

    the bottom 10% of the U.S. income distribution falls in the
    upper 30% of the global income distribution!


    With more than a billion people around the world now living on less than
    $1 per day, the Occupy protesters are living in better conditions than many of the global poor. People brought them Thanksgiving dinner.
    The Occupy Philly protesters are postponing a move to a new site until they can ascertain whether they will have access to water and electricity.
    Compared to the Rest of the World Americans Are All the 1% @PolicyMic | Courtney Blair

    AND compared to the 1890 American Millionaire???

    In 1890 NOT ONE American Millionaire could have EVER imagined the following:

    40 million people getting free food
    8 million people able to talk on cell phone to anyone anywhere FREE!
    47 million NOT paying ANY taxes
    21 million household receiving $36 billion in "Free MONEY"!
    Almost all the "wealthy poor" having at least
    Free TV/Radio and Free entertainment
    Free Access via the Internet to send pictures/etc. to anyone in the world!
    All FREE to the "wealthy American Poor"!
     
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    Does this actually seem like a reasonable argument to you? That our poor have it better than third world hell hole poor people so they should just shut up?
     
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    One reason is that our society insults and degrades the American poor population, so that the poor are being pressured and even forced into low standard housing and into high crime areas and into unwanted dead end jobs, while the richer Americans flaunt and parade their riches around so that the poorer citizens know that they are being trashed.

    And another example is that the "Occupy" protesters are being forced FORCED out of their tents and out of their homeless condition because the richer Americans do not allow the poorer population to be so seen and exposed to their view.

    And the very poor population have such things as a car and cell phone and electronics (and their food too of course as quoted above) then those things do not make the American poor as being in luxury.
     
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    So we the greatest country in the world are to lower our standards to those of the rest of the world?

    Another participant in the race to the bottom.
     
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    yeah... too fucking bad we don't have the cost of living as those parts of the world that consider our poor to be wealthy.

    Blow it out your ass.
     
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    YES they should SHUT UP and get a JOB!
    I grew up using an OUTHOUSE! ONce a week took a bath in a tub filled with hot water heated by a wood cook stove..

    I grew up mowing lawns, delivering papers, eating squirrels, working in gardens for our food.. and TODAY

    all I would need to do is apply for Free food, free rent, free checks.. Free cell phones!

    Come on!
    There are everyday jobs coming across my email for everything.. so why do I have no problem at age 68 if I wanted to to get a job?
    I mean I could wash dishes just as anyone else!
    I could answer phones be a CSR.. like anyone CAN!

    YET we have idiots who NEVER EVIDENTLY worked complaining in Occupy etc..!
    How totally lazy, Lazy people.. that's all!

    boo hoo..crying tears.. for the Poor WEALTHY Poor :eusa_boohoo:Americans!
     
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    Jobs in my area just came via EMAIL!!
    Every day for last 2 years nearly 8,000 emails most with 6 to 8 jobs offered!
    50,000 jobs just in my area if I wanted to apply!
    SO what is the Problem???
    JOB TITLE LOCATION
    Delivery Driver
    Delivery Driver
    Shift Leader
    Holiday 2011
    Certified Nursing Assistants
    Catering Driver
    Direct Placement Recruiter
    Grooming Assistant
    Occasional Sitter
     
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    Boo Hoo? If you were in the situation many Americans find themselves these days with no jobs and no options you would probably shoot yourself.
     
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    Something else to be thankful for this holiday season; that even the poorest of our citizens rank in the upper 30% of global income distribution.
     
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    Just because you grew up in squalor, and apparently you approve of that upbringing, then you still have no right to push that ugly reality onto other Americans who do not want it.

    We believe in a better life, and no one wants to accept your low life projection onto American citizens.
     

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