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    Lúidín Lúidín is offline
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    Capitalist paradise USA can't even feed its own people

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ial-rapporteur

    Forty-one million Americans are living in poverty, according to the US Census Bureau, and the UN Special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, is to publish a preliminary report on December 15th. No doubt his findings will be rebutted - on Twitter - by the billionaire president.
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    Trumps tax cuts will sort this all out......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ial-rapporteur

    Forty-one million Americans are living in poverty, according to the US Census Bureau, and the UN Special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, is to publish a preliminary report on December 15th. No doubt his findings will be rebutted - on Twitter - by the billionaire president.
    So there is less poverty in Trump's America than in Ireland?

    750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under

    Relative Poverty Rates « European Anti Poverty Network Ireland
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabledude View Post
    Trumps tax cuts will sort this all out......
    That's the plan. Considering it was his predecessor who presided over this, given that the numbers are from 2016, any kind of hope or change will be welcome. It's all about making America great again. It's how Trump came to power to begin with.
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    I assume no one has read the report, which shows that poverty is going down over all.

    Poverty:
    The official poverty rate in 2016 was 12.7 percent, down 0.8 percentage points from 13.5 percent in 2015. This is the second consecutive annual decline in poverty. Since 2014, the poverty rate has fallen 2.1 percentage points from 14.8 percent to 12.7 percent.
    In 2016 there were 40.6 million people in poverty, 2.5 million fewer than in 2015 and 6.0 million fewer than in 2014.
    The poverty rate in 2016 (12.7 percent) was not significantly higher than the poverty rate in 2007 (12.5 percent), the year before the most recent recession.
    No demographic group included in Table 3 experienced an increase in its poverty rate between 2015 and 2016.
    For most demographic groups, the number of people in poverty decreased from 2015. Adults aged 65 and older were the only population group shown in Table 3 to experience an increase in the number of people in poverty.
    Between 2015 and 2016, the poverty rate for children under age 18 declined from 19.7 to 18.0 percent. The poverty rate for adults aged 18-64 declined from 12.4 to 11.6 percent. The poverty rate for adults aged 65 and older was 9.3 percent in 2016, not statistically different from the rate in 2015.
    By the way, the official US poverty rate of 12.7% compares with an EU poverty rate of 17.3%. But anyway....yeah....fk the USA.
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    The real issue it seems is faced by all developed economies- why does so much accrue to those at the top and what what can be done about it?
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    maybe if there is no illegal immigration salaries might rise for the bottom quartile #maga
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ial-rapporteur

    Forty-one million Americans are living in poverty...
    Not only that but...

    America's prison population is over 2 million, with about 5 million on probation or on parole.

    And as for healthcare, on which Americans spend more money per head than any other nation, look at the statistics for children in the US:
    • 1 in 6 is learning disabled.
    • 1 in 9 has asthma.
    • 1 in 10 has a mental disorder.
    • 1 in 13 is severely allergic to food.
    • 1 in 20 is epileptic.
    • 1 in 50 has autism.
    • 1 in 400 has diabetes.
    • And there are many other serious ailments common in the US.


    What's going to happen when those kids grow up? The future sure is tense.

    And this year it was reported that life expectancy is going down in America.

    Something's gotta give.
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    Poverty me hole ,exaggeration all over the shop .Go to places that have real poverty .
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabledude View Post
    Trumps tax cuts will sort this all out......
    And Shure he can always build a shed load of golf courses to employ every white person!
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