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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    This is a different arguement. That both parties are largely the same and that both have large groups willing to defend one over the other is not the governments fault, it's ours.
    Didn't we vote for these guys?

    Over all, the things that effect the economy is outside the government. We do have a problme with government and business being too closely linked. A problem with policy favoring business. But we also have a problem with business being short sighted, seeking cheap labor overseas, and not leading the world as much as we did in manufacturing.

    So, I'm saying ultimately we need act for us and not blame mere politicans.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Didn't we vote for these guys?

    Over all, the things that effect the economy is outside the government.
    This is simply an excuse for the government. The governments monetary policy has been nothing but bad for the lower classes.

    We do have a problme with government and business being too closely linked. A problem with policy favoring business. But we also have a problem with business being short sighted, seeking cheap labor overseas, and not leading the world as much as we did in manufacturing.

    So, I'm saying ultimately we need act for us and not blame mere politicans.
    Obama promised to address the jobs going overseas. He's done absolutely nothing about it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Obama promised to address the jobs going overseas. He's done absolutely nothing about it.
    What was he supposed to do? What could he have done that would have satisfied you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    What was he supposed to do? What could he have done that would have satisfied you?
    He laid out what he would do and it was one of the few things I agreed with him on and had hoped he would do. Go research his campaign promises.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income - Yahoo! News

    To me I find this to be shocking. In my opinion, I would think the right is primarily to blame, for catering to the wealthy.

    As they say, "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer."
    This is why almost there is the shocking statistic where almost half of Americans pay no federal income tax. You can't pay taxes when you don't have ****! What can you squeeze out of nothing?

    Meanwhile, the rich are complaining because they pay the biggest share of income tax, yet income inequality is shown to be as high as ever (meaning they are making more money than ever compared to the rest of the citizens) and their effective tax rates are as low as ever.

    So the the top 1% are making ass loads of cash and paying less than before, yet still complain about the direction the country is headed in (see TurtleDude if you want proof of this attitude). It's ****ing insane, and you can't make this kind of **** up.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    He laid out what he would do and it was one of the few things I agreed with him on and had hoped he would do. Go research his campaign promises.
    One of the biggest ways he can create domestic jobs is through building new infrastructure and upgrading old infrastructure - republicans will not allow this.
    Last edited by whysoserious; 12-15-11 at 04:19 PM.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post


    One of the biggest ways he can create domestic jobs is through building new infrastructure and upgrading old infrastructure - republicans will not allow this.
    It's like saying that we need to give Madoff another chance. He could have done that. He decided not to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    It's like saying that we need to give Madoff another chance. He could have done that. He decided not to.
    When? He did that with stimulus spending a bit, but many of the republican states refused the money and, because of the lack of a super majority, there was quite a bit of compromise involved as well.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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

    We have more government assitance programs than any time in our history. I think there is a corrrelation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    We have more government assitance programs than any time in our history. I think there is a corrrelation.
    Correlation does not imply causation for a reason. Not to mention, the idea that there are more poor people because we have more programs to help the poor is illogical.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    When? He did that with stimulus spending a bit, but many of the republican states refused the money and, because of the lack of a super majority, there was quite a bit of compromise involved as well.
    Yes, it was all the GOP's fault that the program did virtually none of the things you say a stimulus bill should have done.

    Sorry, Obama had his chance, he blew it by instead of infrastructure programs he decided to reward campaign donors. He isn't getting another chance to do the same expecially with elections approaching.

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