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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

gshennon Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 12:32 AM
now I don't usually swear but the provocative, personal rebuttal this man makes...well, this $%&# had the nerve to mock Melissa and cite the Heritage Foundation that the poor aren't really poor because many of them have things like cable. All copied from Chris Hedges' Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt: Among Industrialized Nations, the United States has: - The greatest poverty rate. - The greatest inequality of incomes. - The lowest government spending as a percentage of GDP on social programs for the disadvantaged. - The lowest average number of days for paid holidays, annual leaves, and maternity leaves - The lowest score on the United Nations' Index of "material well-being of children." ...
Frank391 Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 7:31 PM
Yes and all the countries we are compared against are either socialist or communist. Please tell me where in the US Constitution the federal government gets its authority to have social programs? Doesn't exist. All of then are unconstitutional.
Please stand back. I’ve been waiting for day to say this; waiting to calm down enough that my keystrokes won’t break the keyboard. I heard some lady say something on TV, and seldom have I heard a more idiotic statement from someone in a position to know better … I mean this is so magnificently ignorant – even stupid – that if this woman’s ignorance were radioactive Democrats could build the mother of all nuclear brain bombs. Just one could wipe out all intelligent life on Earth.

The woman we’re talking about is Melissa Harris-Perry. Apparently she has a...