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A Journey Through a Land of Extreme Poverty Welcome to America


Health & Wellness  (tags: UN, Philip Alston, millions in poverty, zero income, massive poverty, USA )

Sheryl
- 214 days ago - theguardian.com
The UNs Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. Of those, nine million have zero cash income they do not receive a cent in sustenance.



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Teresa W (782)
Friday December 15, 2017, 1:13 pm
sadly noted
 

Animae C (516)
Friday December 15, 2017, 1:21 pm
OMG!!!!! Yes WHY???
It's just getting worse, isn't it!!!!
That poor young man's teeth....

BRAVO to St Boniface church in San Francisco & to all who have the kindness within their hearts to help.
Shared.

TY D
 

Sheryl G (360)
Friday December 15, 2017, 2:09 pm
Yes it is growing worse with no end in sight. I use to have some hope, but that is going away too. Something will have to be major to change this neglect that this Nation has shown to the majority of the people by both the two major Parties.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday December 15, 2017, 2:11 pm
Shared news articles over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Animae C (516)
Friday December 15, 2017, 2:13 pm
Heartbreaking, how can this be in the wealthiest country on the planet?!?
 

Freya H (358)
Friday December 15, 2017, 2:27 pm
This article should be required reading for anybody who supports the Orange Ogre's inane tax plan, for anybody who is a willing stooge of the 1% (or less) Fat Cats.
 

Spy K (224)
Friday December 15, 2017, 4:51 pm
thanks----noted-------had seen about this and am reading it-------TRULY SAD AND DEPLORABLE------what dandelion said-------the pending tax bill will give even more to the already extremely wealthy----WTF
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday December 15, 2017, 5:58 pm
Heartbreaking Indeed. Very sad reading. What our country use to be....no longer. Thanks Dandelion
 

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 3:25 am
It may hold that title Animae, but that wealth is in the hands of too few people. 3 people hold as much wealth in our Nation as the bottom half combined. Our Middle Class starts at $100,000 to $300,000 now and that is shrinking because the gap is widening. When you have such extreme wealth at the top, the formula to be in the Middle Class requires one to have a higher income. Wages have stagnated for most of us from the 1970's while the wealth was sucked up to the top, over and over again by the Oligarchy. Most the people I know are living on $30,000 or a lot less. Now it is being done again with this tax sham. I mean when is enough for them? This Country is being destroyed all they do is laugh and lie.
 

Ben O (142)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 5:00 am
Living the "American Dream"...??? : ~ (
 

Ben O (142)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 5:03 am
Seriously; -It is un-freaking-believable... Dump Trump!
 

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 7:19 am
Isn't just Trump, Ben, a lot of them need to go. Even under Obama this extreme poverty was here. It began with Reagan for the white folk, but the minorities always have struggled. Even Chief Sitting Bull was amazed when he saw the poverty among the white population, something he said never would have happened under their way of life, because they took care of their own. Now the Indians are impoverished, because their ways of doing things was destroyed and now it's the ways of the white man with his greed.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 10:20 am
The "American Dream" is just that. . . a dream, a fantasy, an illusion. Trump and his kind represent what you manifest in order to represent this phony state of reality.
 

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 1:43 pm
True Darren
 
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