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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    "About 97.3 million Americans fall into a low-income category, commonly defined as those earning between 100 and 199 percent of the poverty level, based on a new supplemental measure by the Census Bureau that is designed to provide a fuller picture of poverty. Together with the 49.1 million who fall below the poverty line and are counted as poor, they number 146.4 million, or 48 percent of the U.S. population. That's up by 4 million from 2009, the earliest numbers for the newly developed poverty gauge."

    From the article. By renaming what used to be considered lower-middle class with low-income, we have effectively split the middle class. I accept that this new "class" has grown in a period of recession, high unemployment and Obama, but what we have here is trying to convince one third of the US population that the are no longer middle class but are now considered low income. I do not recall if there was a term other than lower-middle class before it was redefined in 2009.

    Obviously, this is a way of taking people who are not poor and labeling them 'low income' and then using a 'poor/low income' association to inflate numbers. Many people either don't want to or intellectually can't make the distinction.
    I guess we need to double their welfare checks, don't we?
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wow three pictures prove your BS? NOT
    The guy up top is definitely lower middle class.
    Last edited by American; 12-19-11 at 09:57 PM.
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The guys up top is definitely lower middle class.
    I think he voted 14 times for Obama in three different counties

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think he voted 14 times for Obama in three different counties
    Well with Democrats not wanting voters showing ID's and all, it's no wonder.
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well with Democrats not wanting voters showing ID's and all, it's no wonder.
    good thing voter fraud is not a serious issue in the USA.

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

    many liberals think that corporations exist to fund leftwing socialist programs with tax dollars and to give people wages whether the company needs their labor or not
    How many is many? Do you have a source or are you just button pushing?

    with that sort of confusion there is no wonder that we see so many erroneous postings about corporations
    How many is many?
    erroneous postings about corporations
    is that your opinion or do you have the numbers verifying erroneous postings?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    good thing voter fraud is not a serious issue in the USA.
    I don't give a **** whether it is or not; I want every mother****er showing their ID when they vote. That includes all the illegals and deceased Democrats they can dig up.
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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't give a **** whether it is or not;.....
    wow, so you want govt. to spend a lot of time and energy on a non-problem?

    sounds like a real waste of very rare government funds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    good thing voter fraud is not a serious issue in the USA.
    nor are honest people with guns but you want honest people to only have handguns if some bureaucrat decides they can

    and why do you people who claim to be "for the poor" want the poor disarmed and helpless in the face of crime

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    wow, so you want govt. to spend a lot of time and energy on a non-problem?

    sounds like a real waste of very rare government funds.
    this is coming from a guy who supports the costly, idiotic and most likely unconstitutional NYC anti gun laws that hassle only honest people?

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