Stephen Pimpare on “A People’s History of Poverty in America” Audio

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  1. Bob26003

    Bob26003 Well-Known Member

    Stephen Pimpare on “A People’s History of Poverty in America”
    While President-Elect Obama has talked a lot about the middle class, there has been little said about the issue of poverty in this country. The economic crisis is likely to have a particularly devastating impact on poor Americans. The rising unemployment could push between 7 and 10 million Americans into poverty according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released Monday. Census Bureau figures from 2007 show that 12.5% of the population, or over 37 million people, live below the poverty line. The Center warns hat number could increase to up to 47 million [includes rush transcript].

    http://www.democracynow.org/2008/11/25/stephen_pimpare_on_a_peoples_history
     
  2. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    That's because too much money gets spent on the military and useless shit like NASA and technology. Free education, free healthcare, free housing, I say!
     
  3. Issaccs

    Issaccs Well-Known Member


    Words defy me, especially when your posting with your computer as a result of the research to make smaller computers to make them more reasonable for space flight.
    But your right, technologys useless, the common man would be much better if we cut all government funding for technological pursuits, might aswell do it for medicine too, when am I ever ill right?


    That said, we're all fucking idiots if we think Obama or any politician gives a flying fuck about the working man beyond snatching his vote so as too keep up the funding for their seven bedroom mansions and sports cars.
     
  4. Whitewolf

    Whitewolf Well-Known Member

    I agree but try to avoid the profanity in public, you seem to be smart and it just kinda hurts your image when you resort to curse/flames.
     
  5. HappyAZaClaM

    HappyAZaClaM Guest

    who the (EXPLETIVE) cares? :biggrin:

    are you really that worried about someone saying f*ck or sh*t? the stuff
    you spew without colorful metaphors is far more offensive to me personally
    than any miniscule and very infrequent amount of blue lingo someone like Ivan
    might use. get real man.
     
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  6. HappyAZaClaM

    HappyAZaClaM Guest


    sorry Bob. back on topic..the whole thing is very alarming and as Ivan said,
    whatever Obamas intentions are, good or bad, he can't do shit about the economy

    we are screwed for the forseeable future. I didn't look at your link, because I see
    evidence of the change in the economy just by walking past my mailbox. before the
    mailbox, I can't see the rest of the street. but it's there, abandoned houses
    with green pools and everything. the economy is a mess. I wish I knew
    what to do about it, but I don't.
     
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  7. HappyAZaClaM

    HappyAZaClaM Guest

    you should reorganize your post and probably your thoughts as well.

    in MY OPINION, the Iraq war was the stupidest thing the United
    States has ever done. but we can't do away with a military strength
    altogether. are you joking?

    and Ivan cleared up the technology issue pretty succinctly.

    free housing? we aren't supposed to be a socialist country dude.

    free housing. please........people already think everything is supposed
    to be FREE. that's a great huge part of the problem.
     
  8. Whitewolf

    Whitewolf Well-Known Member

    ""Profit" is a dirty word only to the leeches of the world. They want it seen as evil, so they can more easily snatch what they did not earn."

    -Victor(Terry Goodkind) Sword of Truth series.

    "Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie."

    ~Terry Goodkind
     
  9. JohnADreams

    JohnADreams Well-Known Member

    It isn't so much profit, as it is bonuses paid for from taxpayer money(or borrowing) and golden parachutes in the face of wage stagnation, inflation and the threat of economic collapse.
     
  10. Whitewolf

    Whitewolf Well-Known Member

    I agree.
     
  11. Bob26003

    Bob26003 Well-Known Member

    Re: Stephen Pimpare on “A People’s History of Poverty in America” Audio

    And this is one of the reasons you do not even have a platform and you have to censor your true feelings when speaking to civilized Peoples.

    ... a dinosaur

    get with it man................ They have shipped your jobs overseas for what.......... profits! duh!
     
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