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Forum Post: 21.8% of American children live in poverty while the top 400 double their wealth.

Posted 6 months ago on Sept. 22, 2013, 10:22 a.m. EST by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ
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While one out five American children live in poverty, the families of the wealthy have doubled their trust funds in 10 years, yet Republicans want to shift public policy more in favor of the wealthy every chance they get. Then there are people on the site that say it is somehow wrong to want to stop that. Who is trying to fool who here?

http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-245.pdf

http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/

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[-] 4 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 6 months ago

Now who, on this forum, would insist that it is wrong to stop repelicans from legislating in further favor of the one percent?

I want names

[-] 1 points by Catelonia (51) 6 months ago

Another question to ask is, "Now who on this forum" believes the Democrats were not complicit in our demise?

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 6 months ago

ahh Odin we can always count you to do what you can to help the GOP...

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[-] 0 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 6 months ago

I do believe we have been over this territory. As long as there remain fundamental differences between parties that you and those like you remain determined to ignore, no solution from among you becomes possible.

All that does then remain is the steadfast resistance to authority as a whole which demands such widespread application to be effective that it must almost become universal -

anarchy

and for that I say we have no time.

Therefore, what we must do is to examine the enemy of the people as if it were a disease - but it is not a disease, it is people. It is people who believe and so act in such a way as to harm the cause of all humanity, and to do so they induce corruption far and wide, subverting the institutions and the social processes that make us civilized.

They have a name

that name is conservative

and you may plainly see the evidence of their destruction throughout history.

Whether you have been coopted by the insistence of others, or by your own laziness, or if on the other hand you are conscious and awake and are instead intent on the cooption of others is not for me to say.

The results remain the same.

Our government remains our government - we have but to claim it and make it so.

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[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 6 months ago

As you know the political discourse and initiatives in this country have taken a sharp turn to the left,

wait - stop right there.

repelicans are not content today with sequester - they want default on our national debt.

Gramma won't be getting her social security next month.

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[-] 1 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 6 months ago

There was a moment in the fall of 2011 when I thought that the people would join together and shout "The Rich are too Damn Rich!" but war distracted us like a shinny ball.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 6 months ago

that is an interesting perspective

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 6 months ago

I think Orwell wrote about it, there may have been others before him.

[-] 1 points by MyBrothersKeeper (-36) 6 months ago

The number of children in poverty is much greater. The stats on poverty for children are not collected by parents income, but rather by program enrollment. Use the number of people living in poverty and the percentage of persons with children (averages) then do your math.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 6 months ago

The 21.8% number comes from page 15 of the report, I believe it is a good number, as horrible as it is.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4024) 6 months ago

Hello facts, Economics has been Weaponized.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 6 months ago

Money is power, no one should have too much power or the democracy becomes monarchy, those who wish to bring back the King claim that freedom of money is freedom, that you earn your freedom when you earn your money as if the entire country was indentured servants. They would destroy the concept that each person has a right to have a say no matter their bank account. They see the opinions of the people as trinkets to be bought with their clever ads. Public policy simply an extension of their overall investment strategy. The time for politeness has past, no Republican can hold public office, no person that votes for a Republican can be called friend.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Or otherwise poisoned.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4024) 6 months ago

Hunger Games, it is coming.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Wouldn't surprise me one least little bit - survivor being the prelude to a less pg show.