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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    When it comes to poor people having TVs and Xbox 360s, it seems that people forget about credit cards. Anyone can get a credit card these days and put things from sound systems to their rent on a credit card. And when it comes to having good credit, all I have to do is make the minimum payments on time. So yes, poor people can have things such as Wiis and flatscreen tvs.

    I'd also like to say that I think it's legitimately disgusting that some people think that one need to be starving in the streets, homeless, and/or have nothing besides the basic necessities to be considered poor.
    If you exceed your credit utilization, in the range of of 50%+ for a significant amount of time, that can screw up your credit.
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If you exceed your credit utilization, in the range of of 50%+ for a significant amount of time, that can screw up your credit.

    Yeah, kinda like those idiots in Washington DC presently borrowing 40 cents out of every dollar they spend.


    (Wait a minute!!! That's almost 50%...!!!! )


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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Incorrect.

    1) Not my argument, but one example from one link. Nothing more.
    Whose ever it is the numbers dont back up the theory.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Whose ever it is the numbers dont back up the theory.
    Well, you have not shown that, but the person he quotes for a study wasn't using that. The person writing the article was, so it is really irrelevent to the theory that was really being presented by the economists in all the articles. Perhaps that is people focus on something other than the actual theories or issue being presented?

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, you have not shown that, but the person he quotes for a study wasn't using that. The person writing the article was, so it is really irrelevent to the theory that was really being presented by the economists in all the articles. Perhaps that is people focus on something other than the actual theories or issue being presented?
    I did. You refuse to see it.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    no, the GOP is the party that gains votes by pandering to the whiny wealthy, those who inherited their great wealth without having to actually work for it, those who happily send tens of thousands of American jobs overseas (treason), and the greedy by pissing & moaning about the poor.
    envy is a really sucky thing to suffer from.

    Unions and government are the main reason why jobs move overseas

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    envy is a really sucky thing to suffer from.

    Unions and government are the main reason why jobs move overseas
    What is even worse to suffer from is the use of the phony charge of ENVY at every weak opportunity.

    Greed is the main reason why jobs are outsourced. The government is partly to blame - for not growing a pair and using the power the Founders placed in the Constitution.
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What is even worse to suffer from is the use of the phony charge of ENVY at every weak opportunity.

    Greed is the main reason why jobs are outsourced. The government is partly to blame - for not growing a pair and using the power the Founders placed in the Constitution.
    well we have seen that pity is used as a facade by some to serve as a pretext for envy and hate of the rich.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I did. You refuse to see it.
    You're still ignoring half of what I write. Why?

    And no, you said something was true and refered to a chart, and showed me no chart.

    I repeat:

    Well, you have not shown that, but the person he quotes for a study wasn't using that. The person writing the article was, so it is really irrelevent to the theory that was really being presented by the economists in all the articles. Perhaps that is people focus on something other than the actual theories or issue being presented?


    Maybe the highlighting will help.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    envy is a really sucky thing to suffer from.

    Unions and government are the main reason why jobs move overseas
    How many people here at DP do you think are able to afford the requirements to communicate via the internet are actually envious of you or any one else, I think secretly you want to be like those who have to struggle to survive and that you envy those who have to depend on social programs to survive

    Get realistic American manufacturing has moved overseas because they can increase thier profit margins and our government has not enforced trade agreements, it's hard enough for American workers to compete with wages that do not even qualify to be termed as slave labor but then add to that when the tariffs on chinese goods brough into America is in the 2 to 3 % range and the tariffs on American made goods sent to China is in the 30 to 40% percent range. Want more? when bills " S.3816 - Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act" have been introduced that would help American workers keep jobs here in America the republicans vote them down.

    You may feel safe but I see no reason why your job can not be out sourced to India or China, it's just a matter of time

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