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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

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    ....and now to the meat of the discussion. Macro economics, GDP and growth. You are the one who described it: "...in a free trade system, then things will try to balance out. Jobs and income will flow from the wealthy...to the less wealthy..." That describes, exactly, trickle down economics. You call it macro economics, which I think is more accurate. It's the way things work in a free market. Sure, we have to temper it with some sort of rules, but more does not necessarily equal better when it comes to rules. You also point that out for me:

    "See thats the rub. You let peole start making exemptions and you end up where we are today."

    I can pretty much make my entire argument against you in your words. It's like you have a devil (someone like Boo) and an angel (someone like me) sitting on either shoulder and you take turns with them posting their thoughts. It's very strange, but comes in handy for me in a forum like this.
    Then please explain why one in seven is now cunsidered to be Poor?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

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    Then please explain why one in seven is now cunsidered to be Poor?
    Because the poverty line changes all the time. It is based on the distribution of income rather than being something rigidly defined independent of income distribution.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Because the poverty line changes all the time. It is based on the distribution of income rather than being something rigidly defined independent of income distribution.
    The limit is 20k or less and one in seven is now considered in poverty.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Because the poverty line changes all the time. It is based on the distribution of income rather than being something rigidly defined independent of income distribution.
    If it changes all the time based upon income then wouldnt the % stay the same.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    Then please explain why one in seven is now cunsidered to be Poor?
    I can't be sure, but it might have something to do with the fact that we take money from working people and give it to non-working people. We subsidize inefficiency at every level of government. We attempt to make being poor as comfortable as possible (at everyone else's expense) and then wonder WTF when their numbers increase. Is it that big of a mystery? Really?
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    I can't be sure, but it might have something to do with the fact that we take money from working people and give it to non-working people. We subsidize inefficiency at every level of government. We attempt to make being poor as comfortable as possible (at everyone else's expense) and then wonder WTF when their numbers increase. Is that big of a mystery?
    You think being poor is comfortable.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    You think being poor is comfortable.
    Being poor in America is a lot different than other places in the world. I grew up poor. I didn't know any different and we did the best we could with what we had. I'm sure it was harder on my parents but we weren't kids running around naked with pot bellies and flies all over us collecting water from puddles.
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Being poor in America is a lot different than other places in the world. I grew up poor. I didn't know any different and we did the best we could with what we had. I'm sure it was harder on my parents but we weren't kids running around naked with pot bellies and flies all over us collecting water from puddles.
    So you rationalize that being poor is no big deal because they arnt naked and starving?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    So you rationalize that being poor is no big deal because they arnt naked and starving?
    As a libertarian, what is your solution to taking care of the poor and making the poor responsible for taking care of themselves?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    So you rationalize that being poor is no big deal because they arnt naked and starving?
    I rationalize being poor as a reality and that there will always be poor. I don't try to decieve myself about some utopia where there's no war, everyone's fed, everyone has houses and everyone has a fairy princess that grants them sandwiches and blow jobs whenever they please. I lived through it, prospered not at the cost of someone's sweat but my own. And as I said, being poor in America is upper middle class in many countries.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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