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How Poor Are America's Poor? Examining the "Plague" of Poverty in America



Hey Juan. Lets get real on the povery debate.


How Poor Are America's Poor? Examining the "Plague" of Poverty in America

Immigration and Poverty

Unfortunately, any effort to reduce the number of poor persons in the U.S. will be partially offset by current immigration policies. Each year, immigration (both legal and illegal) adds hundreds of thousands of new persons to the nation's poverty count. Overall, first-generation immigrants and their minor children account for nearly one-fourth of all poor people in the U.S.[37]


The living conditions of persons defined as poor by the government bear little resemblance to notions of "poverty" promoted by politicians and political activists. If poverty is defined as lacking adequate nutritious food for one's family, a reasonably warm and dry apartment to live in, or a car with which to get to work when one is needed, then there are relatively few poor persons remaining in the United States. Real material hardship does occur, but it is limited in scope and severity.

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rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - January 13, 2014, 9:38 pm
Uneducated, dependent, poor people are the only immigrants Obama allows.
Educated people don't vote Democrat.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - January 13, 2014, 9:47 pm
I knew an uneducated individual back in the 1940s and 50s. Could not read, write, do math and incapable of signing his name.
Did he let it be a handcap? No. He knew how to work and had a job as long as I knew him until his death.
Comment by lilluv - January 14, 2014, 10:01 am
Jap would this person you 're talking about so carefully be "Black" for some reason it has that concerning aspect to it.;)
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - January 14, 2014, 10:09 am
Everything is racial with some people.

rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - January 14, 2014, 10:11 am
Everybody has to walk on eggshells trying not to "offend" anybody.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - January 14, 2014, 11:52 am
posted by lilluv : 10:01 AM
Does an identifying race need to be mentioned when talking about another individual?

Does "Could not read, write, do math and incapable of signing his name" identify a race? I do not think so.

Would it have made you feel better if I said "I knew a white or black uneducated individual"?

Comment by lilluv - January 15, 2014, 10:56 am
Sorry ,Jap didn't mean to rub you the wrong way , during those years there was an overwhelming number of Blacks who had a literacy problem and for good reasons.

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