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80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed

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Despite consumer confidence at a six-year high, the latest AP survey of the real America shows a stunning four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, are near poverty, or rely on welfare for at least parts of their lives amid signs of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among whites about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987.

"Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them', it's an issue of 'us'," as 'the invisible poor' - lower income whites - are generally dispersed in suburbs (Appalachia, the industrial Midwest, and across America's heartland, from Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma up through the Great Plains) where more than 60% of the poor are white.

More than 19 million whites fall below the poverty line of $23,021 for a family of four - accounting for more than 41% of the nation's destitute - nearly double the number of poor blacks and as one survey respondent noted "I think it's going to get worse."


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Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy "poor."

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"If you do try to go apply for a job, they're not hiring people, and they're not paying that much to even go to work," she said. Children, she said, have "nothing better to do than to get on drugs."

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Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in government data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press.

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"It's time that America comes to understand that many of the nation's biggest disparities, from education and life expectancy to poverty, are increasingly due to economic class position," said William Julius Wilson, a Harvard professor who specializes in race and poverty.

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"There is the real possibility that white alienation will increase if steps are not taken to highlight and address inequality on a broad front,"

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"Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them', it's an issue of 'us'," says Mark Rank, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis who calculated the numbers.

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Among the findings:

For the first time since 1975, the number of white single-mother households who were living in poverty with children surpassed or equaled black ones in the past decade, spurred by job losses and faster rates of out-of-wedlock births among whites. White single-mother families in poverty stood at nearly 1.5 million in 2011, comparable to the number for blacks. Hispanic single-mother families in poverty trailed at 1.2 million.

The share of children living in high-poverty neighborhoods — those with poverty rates of 30 percent or more — has increased to 1 in 10, putting them at higher risk of teen pregnancy or dropping out of school. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 17 percent of the child population in such neighborhoods, up from 13 percent in 2000, even though the overall proportion of white children in the U.S. has been declining.

The share of black children in high-poverty neighborhoods dropped sharply, from 43 percent to 37 percent, while the share of Latino children ticked higher, from 38 to 39 percent.

Going back to the 1980s, never have whites been so pessimistic about their futures.

80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed | Zero Hedge
 

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Despite consumer confidence at a six-year high, the latest AP survey of the real America shows a stunning four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, are near poverty, or rely on welfare for at least parts of their lives amid signs of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among whites about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987.

"Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them', it's an issue of 'us'," as 'the invisible poor' - lower income whites - are generally dispersed in suburbs (Appalachia, the industrial Midwest, and across America's heartland, from Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma up through the Great Plains) where more than 60% of the poor are white.

More than 19 million whites fall below the poverty line of $23,021 for a family of four - accounting for more than 41% of the nation's destitute - nearly double the number of poor blacks and as one survey respondent noted "I think it's going to get worse."


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Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy "poor."

...

"If you do try to go apply for a job, they're not hiring people, and they're not paying that much to even go to work," she said. Children, she said, have "nothing better to do than to get on drugs."

...

Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in government data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press.

...

"It's time that America comes to understand that many of the nation's biggest disparities, from education and life expectancy to poverty, are increasingly due to economic class position," said William Julius Wilson, a Harvard professor who specializes in race and poverty.

...

"There is the real possibility that white alienation will increase if steps are not taken to highlight and address inequality on a broad front,"

...

"Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them', it's an issue of 'us'," says Mark Rank, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis who calculated the numbers.

...

Among the findings:

For the first time since 1975, the number of white single-mother households who were living in poverty with children surpassed or equaled black ones in the past decade, spurred by job losses and faster rates of out-of-wedlock births among whites. White single-mother families in poverty stood at nearly 1.5 million in 2011, comparable to the number for blacks. Hispanic single-mother families in poverty trailed at 1.2 million.

The share of children living in high-poverty neighborhoods — those with poverty rates of 30 percent or more — has increased to 1 in 10, putting them at higher risk of teen pregnancy or dropping out of school. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 17 percent of the child population in such neighborhoods, up from 13 percent in 2000, even though the overall proportion of white children in the U.S. has been declining.

The share of black children in high-poverty neighborhoods dropped sharply, from 43 percent to 37 percent, while the share of Latino children ticked higher, from 38 to 39 percent.

Going back to the 1980s, never have whites been so pessimistic about their futures.

80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed | Zero Hedge

This must be the 4th or 5th thread repeating this ridiculously stupid and false headline. Some people really have no imagination (or common sense).
 

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This must be the 4th or 5th thread repeating this ridiculously stupid and false headline. Some people really have no imagination (or common sense).

Written - a lie?
 

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This must be the 4th or 5th thread repeating this ridiculously stupid and false headline. Some people really have no imagination (or common sense).

Imagination is not required when citing facts. In fact, imagination is dangerous to facts.

When 80% of "wealth" (capital) is held by an elite 20%, that leaves 80% of the people to subsist on the 20% left. It's really just that simple.
 

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Despite consumer confidence at a six-year high, the latest AP survey of the real America shows a stunning four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, are near poverty, or rely on welfare for at least parts of their lives amid signs of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among whites about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987.

"Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them', it's an issue of 'us'," as 'the invisible poor' - lower income whites - are generally dispersed in suburbs (Appalachia, the industrial Midwest, and across America's heartland, from Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma up through the Great Plains) where more than 60% of the poor are white.

More than 19 million whites fall below the poverty line of $23,021 for a family of four - accounting for more than 41% of the nation's destitute - nearly double the number of poor blacks and as one survey respondent noted "I think it's going to get worse."


...

Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy "poor."

...

"If you do try to go apply for a job, they're not hiring people, and they're not paying that much to even go to work," she said. Children, she said, have "nothing better to do than to get on drugs."

...

Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in government data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press.

...

"It's time that America comes to understand that many of the nation's biggest disparities, from education and life expectancy to poverty, are increasingly due to economic class position," said William Julius Wilson, a Harvard professor who specializes in race and poverty.

...

"There is the real possibility that white alienation will increase if steps are not taken to highlight and address inequality on a broad front,"

...

"Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them', it's an issue of 'us'," says Mark Rank, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis who calculated the numbers.

...

Among the findings:

For the first time since 1975, the number of white single-mother households who were living in poverty with children surpassed or equaled black ones in the past decade, spurred by job losses and faster rates of out-of-wedlock births among whites. White single-mother families in poverty stood at nearly 1.5 million in 2011, comparable to the number for blacks. Hispanic single-mother families in poverty trailed at 1.2 million.

The share of children living in high-poverty neighborhoods — those with poverty rates of 30 percent or more — has increased to 1 in 10, putting them at higher risk of teen pregnancy or dropping out of school. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 17 percent of the child population in such neighborhoods, up from 13 percent in 2000, even though the overall proportion of white children in the U.S. has been declining.

The share of black children in high-poverty neighborhoods dropped sharply, from 43 percent to 37 percent, while the share of Latino children ticked higher, from 38 to 39 percent.

Going back to the 1980s, never have whites been so pessimistic about their futures.

80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed | Zero Hedge

An over simplification but not much.......Blame lies on Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush. The last time this country had a real middle class was during the Clinton years. He left tax rates well adjusted, had created 22,000,000 new jobs, balanced the budget with surpluses projected all the way to the outyears, left an unemployment rate of 4.3% and then along came slow walkin', slow talkin' George. Bush immediately cut taxes twice using reconciliation to block Democrat opposition, started two unfunded wars, one totally unnecessary, doubled the national debt, handed the most powerful financial institutions in the world nearly a trillion dollars with no specification for it's use and left the economy bleeding 750,000 jobs a month. Talk about a home wrecker.
 

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Going back to the 1980s, never have whites been so pessimistic about their futures.

80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed | Zero Hedge

Noone can pull 1.5 Billions out of poverty in 10 years by giving them jobs and nor pay the price. The US allowed its population to import anything it wanted and so developped countries the world over. Those people are now competing. That is fine. But the number of jobs and the size of pay checks will be affected for some time to come. But my God! That is 1,5 Billions new jobs. That is success.
 

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Imagination is not required when citing facts. In fact, imagination is dangerous to facts.

When 80% of "wealth" (capital) is held by an elite 20%, that leaves 80% of the people to subsist on the 20% left. It's really just that simple.

It's always simple to the simple-minded.
 

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An over simplification but not much.......Blame lies on Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush. The last time this country had a real middle class was during the Clinton years. He left tax rates well adjusted, had created 22,000,000 new jobs, balanced the budget with surpluses projected all the way to the outyears, left an unemployment rate of 4.3% and then along came slow walkin', slow talkin' George. Bush immediately cut taxes twice using reconciliation to block Democrat opposition, started two unfunded wars, one totally unnecessary, doubled the national debt, handed the most powerful financial institutions in the world nearly a trillion dollars with no specification for it's use and left the economy bleeding 750,000 jobs a month. Talk about a home wrecker.
you realize the Clinton boom was do to the .com bubble not anything he did.
 

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you realize the Clinton boom was do to the .com bubble not anything he did.

Sure and Barack Obama wrecked the economy. Are you dumbassed people blind?

If it's any comfort for you forget about winning elections. If you can figure out a way to either cheat, gerrymander or keep minorities and women away from the polls you might win one but I doubt it.
 
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Sure and Barack Obama wrecked the economy. Are you dumbassed people blind?
No one blames 0bama for causing this mess, and it shows stupidity for anyone to continue the accusations. They blame him, because he's pants-on-head dumb on knowing how to fix it. He's a bull in a china shop. He's a 2-year old in a quantum physics class.
 

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No one blames 0bama for causing this mess, and it shows stupidity for anyone to continue the accusations. They blame him, because he's pants-on-head dumb on knowing how to fix it. He's a bull in a china shop. He's a 2-year old in a quantum physics class.

For the time being he's so far of that dumbass Bush that I hadn't even noticed...this 16 seconds describes the eight George Years:

Bush "Fool Me Once..." - YouTube
 
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