To the Party of God: When did American helping American become "socialism"?

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    30 Million in Poverty Aren't as Poor as You Think, Says Heritage Foundation

    Although the public equates poverty with physical deprivation, the overwhelming majority of poor households do not experience any form of physical deprivation. Some 70 percent of poor households report that during the course of the past year, they were able to meet “all essential expenses,” including mortgage, rent, utility bills, and important medical care.

    In their footnotes, the Heritage Foundation uses studies that say things like the following. I suspect they hope people won't read the "footnotes". "Feeding America estimated that 10.3 million households used food pantries in 2009, but this estimate is not scientific and is not based on a representative sample of the U.S. population. The report uses complex and subjective estimation techniques, which include arbitrarily adjusting some results upward." (do all right wing sites have to play these shenanigans?)

    What is Poverty in the United States: Air Conditioning, Cable TV and an Xbox

    Tens of millions of Americans are uninsured and 50 million suffer from insecure access to food. But nearly all poor households own a refrigerator, television, and microwave. Surprising? Not really. It's a snapshot of one of the most important trends of the U.S. economy: the productivity paradox.

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    30 Million in Poverty Aren't as Poor as You Think, Says Heritage Foundation - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic

    More than 19 million Americans, or just over 6% of the population, live on less than $5,400 a year, or close to $100 a week, an analysis of 2009 Census data reveals. $5,400 is half the official poverty rate, a value which the financial news website Insider Monkey, which compiled these figures, dubs "extreme poverty". In what should be a national disgrace, the "state" with the worst extreme poverty rate (EPR) was the nation's capital, with over 10% of the District of Columbia's citizens living in extreme poverty. All of the "top ten" had rates in excess of 7%.

    19 Million Americans Live On $100 A Week

    You can go to the alley behind where I live and pick up a TV or a refrigerator, but if you have no food, who cares? The answer here is education and jobs.
    Remember, a lot of those poor are Republicans, or don't they care?
     
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    rdean are you now supporting Hezbollah and the Party of God??


    Hezbollah (Arabic: حزب الله izbu-llāh(i), literally "Party of God") is a Shi'a Muslim militant group and political party based in Lebanon

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah
     
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    Im rich so i dont care, i have a double wide while my friends all have single wides.

    I watch NASCAR reruns on a big screen tv, they have to watch NASCAR reruns down at the Grange's tv, butt...

    We all like to line dance and drink Bud! Thats what keeps our RRW community together!

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    When did American helping American become "socialism"?

    When it is forced upon us by the government.

    Americans, especially conservatives are the most charitable in the world.
     
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    Are you really so stupid you can't see the difference between private, voluntary charitable contributions and forced wealth redistribution by threat of government punishment?
     
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    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
     
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    The moment it was mandated by law.
     
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    So what are Democrats (The Party of Satan) doing to teach men to fish?

    Plus, yer boy Billy Jeff (The Rapist) signed the repeal of Glass/Steagall which got us into this derivatives/economy destroying mess.
     
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    Only 6% of Democrats know how to fish.
     
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    if a see someone with money on the street do i just walk up to him and take it by force!!!that is what the left does.they take it by taxing,and the fed government is the force!!!..... conservatives give 35% more to charity than liberals in the same income brackets.
     
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