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dogspeed
Your mico-bio is empty.
02:40 PM on 09/11/2012
Go to Africa or India and then come back and tell me you're poor.
02:51 PM on 09/11/2012
Exactly. Can't afford a new car? Boo hoo.
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Charles-12881
If the doors of perception were cleansed
03:08 PM on 09/11/2012
How is that possible when you can't afford the gas to visit someone across town?
02:39 PM on 09/11/2012
Well, wages are stuck at what they were 15 years ago and the price of EVERYTHING has continued to grow at at least 3% a year...
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03:04 PM on 09/11/2012
Federal min wage went up to 7.25 in 2009 (Obama)
04:01 PM on 09/11/2012
If you were to make $7.25 and work 40 hours a week, before taxes, you will be making a whopping $1,160. That really isn't much after you pay for things like, I don't know, food? Health insurance?
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mangoryder
02:38 PM on 09/11/2012
Poor=lazy!
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p mersault
02:46 PM on 09/11/2012
generalizations=stupid.
02:47 PM on 09/11/2012
You=worthless!
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mangoryder
04:51 PM on 09/11/2012
I agree! my bank accounts don't.
02:36 PM on 09/11/2012
With more than a million high school dropouts each year there must be 20 million or more in this age group without a GED and that number can only continue rising at a time when fewer jobs and lower wages are deflating the US standard of living...add the aging of the 76 million baby boomers born from 1945-1965 reaching age 65 at 8,000 per day with insufficient savings for retirement and the forecast is not good...it must all be God's will of course as there can be no other...the generator, operator, destroyer....ergo Theofatalism...google for details...
02:54 PM on 09/11/2012
Imagine those who went through college, $20,000-$150,000 in debt before ever having a job.
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Charles-12881
If the doors of perception were cleansed
03:11 PM on 09/11/2012
They need to build large prisons for those debtors.
03:17 PM on 09/11/2012
yep...I forgot to add them into the mix....not good...all in God's will of course...
02:36 PM on 09/11/2012
Clearly this must help the democratic party.

I mean, as long as we are "Champions of the Poor", and as long a more and more people continue to think they are poor. How can we lose?

Barackwards!
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Ppossom
His life is full
02:36 PM on 09/11/2012
Sudden dose of realism. Increase TV exposure time. These kids must come to see that they and the children of Romney are "middle class."
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edenooch
nefarious humor
02:34 PM on 09/11/2012
we need a president thatwill make this the number 1 priority in the nation. more people are on welfare, many out of work over 2 years. 20% unemployement. the poor have been written off like a bad check. obama isnt getting their votes cause there are no jobs. this is the only group of individuals that no politician cares about.....if your gay u can get marrige license. if your illegal get your green card. if your poor/unemployed just die off.........thank you democrusts & republicants
02:33 PM on 09/11/2012
That's change I can Believe in!
02:32 PM on 09/11/2012
No surprise here. I was poor in my 20's too. I mean, who wasn't? Unless you're born into wealth and are coddled with monthly allowances for living expenses, this is the way it is. You get out of college, in debt, you haven't had a real job yet. You're just beginning to make your way out into the real world. The real shocker is having to pay rent, car insurance, buy your own food, utility bills for the first time.
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CoveredUp
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
02:32 PM on 09/11/2012
I'm poor from keeping my son from feeling poor.
02:17 PM on 09/11/2012
Well, if you call the bottom quintile 'poor', the nation will always consist of 20% poor people. Then call the next quintile 'low-income'. No matter how rich the country gets, nearly half the people will always be poor or low-income.
02:26 PM on 09/11/2012
I think the point of this article is that the percentage of people who consider themselves poor has grown, not that 40% are objectively poor. It's a comment on economic pessimism.
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Ppossom
His life is full
02:38 PM on 09/11/2012
Or "realism."

The phony story in this class ridden society is that "everybody is middle class."
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02:34 PM on 09/11/2012
The reality is - if you care to look at the demographics 50% at least of America is living pay check to pay check. There parents are broke and students are the highest taxed and the poorest and more now that the right wing has inured high tuition!

Do you want use facts or known right wing spin here??!
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sarabono
Oldie but Goody
02:06 PM on 09/11/2012
This is what happens when you have Federal Policies that do not encourage growth of the private sector. No/low growth -- no/low job creation.
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02:36 PM on 09/11/2012
There is no private sector -- you want to Quote me Where Adam Smith wrote about:

10 bailouts
Kick backs
subsidies
Political Renting
Wall Street

Name me one tech in your hand not created by the Public Universities and Unions
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sarabono
Oldie but Goody
02:38 PM on 09/11/2012
Apple Computer
HP
Dell
01:56 PM on 09/11/2012
I don't think there is any question we are on the decline and will have at least a lost generation if not more.
We have gotten to the point where:
a) wages are very low
b) life necessity costs such as healthcare and education are astronomically high.

This leaves much of the population not on solid financial footing. Plus, this also leaves much of the population with little to no disposable income which means no demand which means no reason to create jobs. This mess has been 30 years in the making and, sorry to say it, but will likely take us a decade or longer to get out of.
Plus, we also have to take into account that neither of the political parties are even making the necessary changes to that woul dneed to be made right now if we even want to get out of this messin a decade.
Obama hasn't made changes anywhere near drastic enough to fix this - education and healthcare costs are still absurdly high and will remain that way for now.
Romney want to go back to the old policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

So, buckle up because we are in a mess that neither party has the answer to or has taken the necessary steps to get us out of it.
Unfortunate, but we are likely looking at another generation before we climb out of this decline, which we hopefully will at some point in the
01:26 PM on 09/11/2012
is it any wonder....health, education, living wages, security of future pensions.....all have been demonized as being "socialist"......and the wages & opportunities of today are at an all-time low. USA politics are confusing & distorted by Right Wing Think Tanks....appearing to groom the next generation to accept a mindset of very very low expectations.....Medievalism
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ruolivert
01:35 PM on 09/11/2012
That why the government enacts a health insurance mandate aimed at making sure young people buy health insurance they don't need to pay for their parents and grandparents health care, right?
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stormpilot
I heart progress
02:24 PM on 09/11/2012
BS. Young people need healthcare too. And what exactly is wrong with taking care of our aging parents and grandparents??
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Messy Eater
You say "lib" like it's a bad thing.
02:51 PM on 09/11/2012
Actually, the government enacted a bill saying that young adults can stay on their parents' plans longer. Also, why do you think young people don't need hearth care? What an absurd and poorly thought out comment.