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Linda Tirado and US Poverty In 3 Minutes She Nails It!

Society & Culture  (tags: Linda Tirado, US Poverty, book deal, London School of Economics, Australia, speaker )

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Over forty five million Americans live in poverty, that's 14.5% of the population of the world's wealthiest country. She warns Australia not to follow the US down the wealth inequality path.


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Animae C (507)
Saturday August 8, 2015, 7:23 pm
Ooooooh i like Linda Tirado
Ahhh yes & what she's saying sounds very familiar, our mad govt. says those on disability pensions are 'bludgers' Aussie lingo for an idle or lazy person & if we want to buy a home... well we just have to work harder!!!

The united states of madness, soon to be, if not already.... the united world of madness!

Thanx Dandelion

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 3:44 am
Well. . . what a forceful and poignant 3 minutes THAT IS.

Everyone needs to watch that.

Bryan S (105)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 9:06 pm
This idea of meritocracy is so backwards in the US. Instead of saying "i'll do my best, trust in fate, and get what i deserve," it's now "i'll judge who didn't do their best, and tell them what they deserve" It's like after the 2008 crash, right-wingers started criticizing all the "lazies" that now weren't working. As if tons of people just suddenly all together decided to stop working after '08! You know, nothing to do with stark economic realities. And then the even more crazy and toxic idea the meritocracy is reflected in the corporatocracy.

Walter F (129)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 9:28 pm
Thanks Cheryl some interesting information.There are many similarities between our two countries but there are also some enormous differences,The welfare system in our country is too firmly established to ever be abolished,Our conservative party may amend sections ,come the next election the Labor party restores it.We have a much stronger group of trade unions that can bring the country to a standstill.Our legal system is fairer and doesn't allow capital punishment..Our morality is not dictated by the churches,women here own their own bodies and have the right to legal abortion.Every citizen over 18 has the right to vote and is expected to do so.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 10:02 pm
Australia is not the only one following in the US's path, Israel is also half way there...

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday August 10, 2015, 3:46 am
This is what uncontrolled capitalism will get you.

Winn A (179)
Monday August 10, 2015, 6:42 am
Shared the video on FB

Birgit W (160)
Monday August 10, 2015, 7:59 am
What an excellent video. Linda Tirado says it all. There is nothing left to say.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Monday August 10, 2015, 8:41 am
it is sad to see this inequality in the US

Past Member (0)
Monday August 10, 2015, 11:15 am
This is outstanding!! This illustrates just how far people can go, in a positive way, when they put forth the effort; what an awesome contribution she is making to others based upon her own experience! Thank you for sharing, Dandelion.

Nancy C (806)
Monday August 10, 2015, 3:21 pm
Madness, oh yes! I have a so called decent job and have worked a few times on a graveyard shift in a 2nd low wage job to make ends meet. At least I've had a steady job for a few years and found extra work. There are many who don't.
I especially appreciate Linda's correlation between food stamps and tax write-offs. Brilliant analogy. ty Dandelion!

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 10, 2015, 4:57 pm
Noted. Many thanks for posting, Dandelion.

Judy C (91)
Tuesday August 11, 2015, 2:28 pm
Everyone needs to listen to this woman. It's like who the hell do these rich people think they are to put the working poor down? She mentions one of my pet peeves, fat cats getting business lunches for free. Why should ee feed them? Is it because they don't really need it? At the same time, some children are being denied a school lunch, even humiliated for not having enough money to pay for it! Taxpayers subsidize slave wages by corporations all the time, through various public assistance. The abuses go on and on. Meritocracy my ass!

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday September 28, 2015, 12:56 pm
love this!
Bernie needs to broadcast this at the next debate or on one of his videos

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Wednesday January 20, 2016, 1:42 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 2:45 am
Thanks Dandelion--noted.
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