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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 10 months ago

Does anyone realize poverty statistics are getting worse?

120 million people in USA receive some type

of welfare. 40 million citizens in poverty. 1 in

5 kids don't have enough food to eat, everyday.

Your thoughts?

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  • rick
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    The last US census said almost half of the US population was living at or below poverty level. I think the 1% has won their war on the working class. They even have most of us convinced that we are NOT poor, or living in poverty. Religion and the media took care of that. We have a shiny car, a hand held device, a flat screen TV, and the media says we are a rich nation. We can't afford to eat healthy meals. We can't afford health care. We can't pay to educate our kids. Almost half of us live in substandard housing. We will never be able to retire. Most emerging nations have better education and health care. We are only a short step from becoming a feudal society or an oligarchy. Bernie and AOC are NOT crazy!!!

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  • 9 months ago

    Laziness and cowardice are definitely on the rise.

    • Yes... so easy to play the blame game if you know nothing.

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  • 10 months ago

    Of course I realize it- but what am I supposed to do about it?

    • rick
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Try voting against Moscow Mitch and his followers!!!! Or just sit there and die in poverty.

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  • 10 months ago

    Sounds like the billions of dollars we are putting into social programs through tax dollars are not working.

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  • 10 months ago

    "The poor you will always have with you." Mark 14:7

    • hungryjoe
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      Trite Malcom! Jesus will be so proud of you!

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    alot of people on welfare drive a lexus to lol ... theres alot of corruption and dishonesty in america these days ...

  • 10 months ago

    And millions more have lost their health insurance.

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  • 10 months ago

    think about those numbers you just gave...

    40 million in poverty....but 120 million receiving welfare....that's one third of the U.S. population....

    so only 1/3 of public assistance goes to those living poverty...those most in need are getting about 30 cents of every dollar supposed to be helping them...

    so does that mean we have a system that addresses poverty....or sustains and supports it?

  • 10 months ago

    IF TRUE THAT IS SO SAD......

  • 10 months ago

    No one should be on welfare. Socialism is not a role of the federal government. "Poverty" is a relative term. People below the line in the US are better off than 90+% of the rest of the world. Four in five kids are obese and they should be eating less. Your stats amount to fear mongering.

    • hungryjoe
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      Hookworm in Alabama? Care to comment R?

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  • 10 months ago

    Don't have kids unless you can afford them.

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