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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    Interesting how you cannot counter any of my statements....
    As I am sure you have noticed, you were asked to present a rational, objctive argument to support what you believe "should" be - and you have, as yet, completely failed to do so.
    As such, what you believe "should" be in no way requires a counterargument as it has yet to be shown anything other than your sujbective opinion.

    They very fact that you continually avoid presenting that objective argument indicates that you know you cannot supply such a thing, and so you hope to misdirect the conversation in an attempt to obfuscate that fact.

    So, my statement remains - absent an objective argument, only the unthinking will agree with you.

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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post

    So, my statement remains.
    The only thing that remains is your failure, your incompetence and the corporate chains that encircle your slave ridden limbs

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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    People knew the number of people on welfare is rising under the current administration and voted for that status quo direction to continue. The "will of the people."

    In what seems the new "its about what's in it for me" values, I'm not unemployed. Other adults of "us" aren't either, exception my wife and she shut down a notably lucrative growing business to get the government off her and instead just rely on government benefits, aid and entitlements - which are definitely higher than the poverty line... the government doesn't count "you could have a business" as one possible employment, just "jobs."

    ... so what matters is that we're doing ok. I think that's the correct way to look at this topic.
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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Besides, that's only 1 in 6 poverty. That means 5 in 6 aren't. 5 out of 6 making it ain't bad, is it?

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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I was wondering when "it's Bush's fault" would show up. Sure enough, in the first liberal post to the thread.
    I know. Everything he did vanishes the minute he leaves office. As as Obama goes, nothing he did will matter. I get it.

    However, I didn't say Bush. So, your silliness is just that. Silliness.

    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: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    The only thing that remains is your failure, your incompetence and the corporate chains that encircle your slave ridden limbs
    Says he who cannot back up his position of what "should" be with an objective argument, thusly garnering support only from the unthinking among us.

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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I know. Everything he did vanishes the minute he leaves office. As as Obama goes, nothing he did will matter. I get it.

    However, I didn't say Bush. So, your silliness is just that. Silliness.
    Yep, it's really time Republicans stop blaming current conditions on what transpired over the last four years. We all know that the world is wiped clean on election day.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    People knew the number of people on welfare is rising under the current administration and voted for that status quo direction to continue. The "will of the people."
    Agreed, sadly. Like Maggie Thatcher observed, it works fine until you run out of other people's money.
    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    Says he who cannot back up his position of what "should" be with an objective argument, thusly garnering support only from the unthinking among us.
    You're the one with the guns in your signature - perhaps you can enlighten everybody in here as to how violently you can impose your derranged fascist corporate ideologies upon the masses so that the delusional elite Plutocrats can enjoy skimming off the vast profits from the efforts of their crushed slave classes?

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    Re: Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Agreed, sadly. Like Maggie Thatcher observed, it works fine until you run out of other people's money.
    and of course the banksters never seem to run out of money - and when they stuff up everything with their fascist corporate greed they run to the State for bail outs and subsidies

    Interesting how you demand market discipline and rational economics for the state and tax payers, but socialistic corporate welfare and artificial protectionism for the elite unaccountable unelectable Plutocratic fascists that enslave you into your cell of delusional freedom.

    Their propaganda is so effective and relentless that you cannot even see the chains that encircle your limbs.

    You may want to quote Goerge Orwell rather than the Iron Maiden

    (I also notice that you refuse to quote Maggie Thatcher's views on global warming - you are aware that Maggie held a Chemistry degree and warned the world as early as the late 1980s that human induced global warming effects are the biggest threat to human civilisation? I suppose you pick and choose what fascist remarks you wish to publicise - isnt that correct Mr Diogenes - a nick name that has ancient Hellenic integrity - why are you using it in public?)

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