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    Default Record numbers in poverty!

    So here we have the result of FG/Lab policies aimed at running down the domestic economy and continuing austerity.
    Tax, tax and more tax seems to be the order of the day and the results are obvious.
    Happy bankers/gamblers/bondholders and an impoverished population.

    Record numbers in poverty, CSO - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 13, 2013

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    How is poverty measured and calculated?

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    Maybe Fr Healy should ask Pope Benny (In Administration) to sell off some of the billions of goodies in the Vatican as a leaving gesture to help out his poor flock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IbrahaimMohamad View Post
    How is poverty measured and calculated?
    If I recall correctly, its something to do with the number of pairs of shoes you have, the numbers of times you eat a roast joint of meat each week, and what version iPhone you have.
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    They all need to get jobs in RTE. I heard some prat called Mooney on the radio saying people shouldn't eat cheap burgers, and should do what he does and only buy your meat from the local butcher. So everyone head up to Montrose and ask for a start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IbrahaimMohamad View Post
    How is poverty measured and calculated?
    Can people afford to get hammered drunk every weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    If I recall correctly, its something to do with the number of pairs of shoes you have, the numbers of times you eat a roast joint of meat each week, and what version iPhone you have.
    It is the based on a percentage of the average income.. Such Statistical poverty is impossible to fix.

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    Nobody in Ireland should live in poverty. The social welfare system is adequate to meet all basic needs plus you receive rent allowance and free world class medical care.

    There is little or no absolute poverty in Ireland but of course these things don't measure real poverty they measure relative poverty which is a pile of poo-poo.

    It is an insult to those who live in the 3rd world to suggest that somebody in Ireland lives in real poverty. The rare cases of real poverty in Ireland are caused by neglect of children by parents, severe mental health problems and perhaps some addictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IbrahaimMohamad View Post
    How is poverty measured and calculated?
    In a Logistical logarithmic progression sort of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.a. baracus View Post
    Nobody in Ireland should live in poverty. The social welfare system is adequate to meet all basic needs plus you receive rent allowance and free world class medical care.

    There is little or no absolute poverty in Ireland but of course these things don't measure real poverty they measure relative poverty which is a pile of poo-poo.

    It is an insult to those who live in the 3rd world to suggest that somebody in Ireland lives in real poverty. The rare cases of real poverty in Ireland are caused by neglect of children by parents, severe mental health problems and perhaps some addictions.
    Do you realise we can't have a poverty industry without some kind of definition of poverty that defines a sizeable lobby group?

    What is Poverty?
    "People are living in poverty if their income and resources (material, cultural and social) are so inadequate as to preclude them from having a standard of living which is regarded as acceptable by Irish society generally. As a result of inadequate income and other resources people may be excluded and marginalised from participating in activities which are considered the norm for other people in society."

    This is the Irish Government's definition of poverty in its National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016.


    http://www.combatpoverty.ie/povertyi...tispoverty.htm

    So what is the Standard of living that is regarded as acceptable?
    Last edited by IbrahaimMohamad; 13th February 2013 at 09:56 PM.

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