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The American Welfare State

Words Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:21 AM
The standard of living in this country is going to drop. There would be an uproar if it happened in a rapid manner. But if you feed the middle class, and ease some of the pain, it's easier to pull off. Instead of having a factory job, which is high paying, the workers can transfer to Walmart, etc. The deindustrialization of American must go on. We are going global. Look at the foreign students filling our Universities. They are being trained for our jobs which have moved to other countries. There are whole bunch of people who should be charged with Treason.
Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:20 PM
Lars795 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:14 PM
Yes, but the other countries around the world, including China and India, are following suit. It is the greed of a few that want the power and wealth at the expense of everyone else. Civilization will collapse, and once again the world will go through an "Ice Age" but this time of mans own making. It will be a world of pure survival, and one of supremacy over serfdom. Owners or slaves.

We have not learned from history! :(

Throughout the presidential campaign, Republican candidates pointed to the number of food stamp recipients -- increasing from 33 million people in 2009 to 43 million in 2012 -- as a sign that poverty had skyrocketed under President Obama. But a new study suggests that the reason there has been such an increase in food stamp recipients during the last four years is even more pernicious.

The study's authors, George Mason University's David Armor and Sonia Sousa, argue that the food stamp program can no longer be regarded as an anti-poverty program because nearly half of its recipients are above the...