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47 Percenter Single Mom: 'Who Wants To Be Poor?'

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- 2064 days ago -
Gracie Fowler didn't earn enough money to pay income taxes last year. She won't make enough this year, either, and has turned to Medicaid to make sure her two small children have access to health care.

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Carol H (229)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:59 pm
noted and agreed!!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:17 pm
Thanks for the update.

Diane B (275)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 3:52 am
noted thanks Carrie dear

Robert O (12)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 10:01 am
Thanks Carrie.

David C (131)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 10:05 am
great question...and its not like the poor are saying "Make us rich"...usually they are just asking for enought to have a chance to make themselves have a chance to make themselves better.

Julie E (405)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 10:13 am
Noted. Thanks!

Sonja M (8)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 10:49 am
I care about peace on earth, humanity and all just causes.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 3:04 pm
Willard's comment just makes me sick. I just want to scream at him that 47% of Americans don't earn enough money to pay where are the jobs?! Meanwhile, the GOP is just itching to pass a law that entirely removes the minimum wage. Some Dems were trying to introduce a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.00 per hr.---while stating that, in all actuality, $23.00 an hr. would be in line with Cost-of-Living.
Recently, many companies are threatening lay-offs, furloughs and reductions of benefits; while the CEO's and upper management are getting bigger paychecks & huge bonuses. No wonder so many are depressed!

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 4:46 pm

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 5:20 pm
I think Gracie Fowler said a lot of truth in her quote, "47 percent are in reality the "half of us who are dying and crying every day, you know, having a hard time feeding our children."

Romney and Ryan both are despicable humans.

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 7:29 pm
Had she been rich, hired the best lawyer maybe she wouldn't be sweating over making ends meet. Those of us who cant afford a good lawyer, don't have a rich ex-husband have to make do with whatever it takes to take care of the kids. The wealthy have parents, connections, $$$ good support payments and when faced with divorce, they can still thrive. Many of us don't have that life boat to crawl into.

Marie W (67)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 10:26 pm
Romney and Ryan aside-Why have kids if you can't afford them?

Julie W (32)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 3:26 am
Marie: we don't know her background - maybe she could afford them when she originally had them. Circumstances can change.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 4:41 am
Marie W. If Romney wins, there will be a lot of people having kids that they can't afford.

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 8:15 am
Exactly Alexandra. If Romney gets his way, women will be forced to have children since abortion for any reason will be outlawed. Once born, these children and their mothers are basically on their own. Unless the woman has wealthy family to take her in, she becomes a problem and one of those that Romney and his believers despise.

Contraception is not going to be covered by her insurance either, so, she is on her own.

Of course, the alternative is not to have any sex or to be legitimately or legitimately raped. Whatever that means.

In conclusion, their ideas are basically ridiculous all around.
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