WTF? Record poverty increase in the USA?

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    US poverty on track to post record gain in 2009 - Yahoo! News

    Do we have anyone anywhere to vote for any longer? This is an issue that began years ago catering to the wealthy by this government. Who got most of the 'bailout' fiasco? It would seem the average citizens keeps getting screwed, for the most part, while the Anointed leaders,previous ones also, are in financial heaven.
     
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    Bearing in mind that the offical poverty rate is absurdly low, I'd suggest that the REAL POVERTY RATE is about twice the officially declared rate.

    And climbing FAST.

    This is, FYI, not only bad news for the Dems, folks.

    This is bad news for the nation and its bad news even for YOU who are making a good living in these hard times.

    Economic not only rolls downhill....it also backs up in the system.

    A LOT of formerly upper middle class people who made their incomes servicing to or selling to the poor and middle class are going to go down the socio-economic crapper, too.
     
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    But they will listen to the Conservative Media, and vote the Repubs and their failed policies back in this election. In a Democracy, we get the government that we deserve. And all too many of the newly poor seem to believe that they deserve to be poor. Or, at least, that is the way that they vote.
     
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    I thought with the election of the boyking and his Comrades in Arms, it was going to HEAL all the sick, feed all the poor, bla bla bla

    welcome to OBAMANATION.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Let me get this straight.

    Poverty is climbing now, under a Democratic Congress and President, and this is the Republicans fault.
     
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    More like catering to the poor that creates long term dependency.
     
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    Wait a minute...I thought the so-called "war on poverty" started back in 1965, under a democrat controlled congress and a democrat president.

    Yet, 45+ years and $7+ TRILLION later, poverty is even worse?!?!?...Is that supposed to be evidence of success?
     
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    yet every yea we give more and more money to foreign aid. borrow billions from china to send it to egypt and israel. as long as oru government contractors are rich I guess everyone is happy
     
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    Not in favor of any of that crap either.

    Expropriating the resources of the productive in order to feather the nests of people who did nothing productive to earn those resources in an abhorrence, no matter where the funds go.
     

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