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One out of every seven Americans receiving public assistance to afford to live

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by Prinnctopher's Belt, Apr 17, 2011.

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  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    F Y I

    Food stamp participation at over 44 million.

    Similar numbers of people are in poverty (Current poverty guidelines for an individual in the US and District of Columbia is roughly $10k, around $12 and $13k for Hawaii and Alaska respectively). Consider the number of individuals and families living on just barely above these poverty thresholds who are not counted in the poverty figures. The U.S. likely has a population up to quarter of which are among the working poor, in addition to the ~14.3% below the poverty line.

    Census' 2009 report (published Sept. 2010) on poverty, income, insurance coverage, employment, etc. available here. (pdf document)

    Things to keep in mind while watching these forthcoming Presidential candidates make their bids for 2012. FYI
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  3. Zurkhardo

    Zurkhardo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. Sobering stuff, but sadly not too surprising.
  4. lightbeam

    lightbeam Antiquities Friend

    I am on benefits from the American goverment, because of voices and the like. I am not lazy by a longshot. People are not even able to get any work, because everyone is trying to compete with hundreds of others for the same jobs. Got a job for an office manager position in a city? You are pitted against hundreds of other applicants.

    It's a sad state in which the US and the rest of the world is.
  5. Chargette

    Chargette Well-Known Member

    Thr U.S. has been sold out.
  6. doityourself

    doityourself Well-Known Member

    yep agree, stop handing out money, Im tired of working for everyone else.
  7. zzz

    zzz Well-Known Member

  8. mulberrypie

    mulberrypie Well-Known Member

    i thought it'd be more than that
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