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December 16th, 2011


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06:21 pm - National Disgrace
Currently half of US population counts as poor or low income (defined as people earning less than twice the poverty line). I knew the economy was in bad shape, but not quite thatbad. Meanwhile US politicians still talk about "American Exceptionalism" or the US as the "Land of Opportunity", as our nation increasingly looks like a developing nation in terms of both poverty and income inequality. I again wonder how bad things will need to get before a majority actually begins to seek to reverse these trends.
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From:roseembolism
Date:December 17th, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
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The question there is, how bad do things need to get in your average developing nation before there's a consensus on what to do? And how many of those nations could derail debates with appeals to staunch individualism and the Horatio Algier myth?
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From:anomali
Date:December 17th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Really fucking bad is my guess.
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:December 20th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
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Predicted next move from asshat Repub:

Cite statistics that say 68% of Americans are overweight/obese and proclaim that cutting food assistance from the poor will improve their health, since the poor will lose weight as a result.

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