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Someone please tell me how it is poor people, a minority in this country are responsible for this countrys economic woes?

Only 35 million people in America live in poverty...roughly half of that number are children. There are 308,505,777 people that live in America. So the 273,505,777 people of higher income have nothing to do with our economic problems. The reason I am pointing this out is that everyone seems to think getting rid of social programs will solve all the economic problems of our country. People the problem is bigger than welfare, stop trying to put a band-aid on the problem


http://www.census.gov

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • it's hard to get out of debt if you have to keep paying for the same things over and over, and let's face it, people who pay taxes are paying for these "minorities" to live. anyone that has to get these on a constant basis is draining our society if they can get a job and can contribute.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Anon :40 you missed the point, the problem is bigger than a relative handful of people on welfare. It companies that do not pay decent wages, health care prices gone wild, an out of control litigation system, cost of living going up faster than wages, jobs being taken overseas, people living beyond their means. None of those things are being addressed. People just want to point a finger at someone and think that fixes the problem, it will not. Im not wanting to debate people on welfare, im trying to get people to understand the problem is bigger.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • It is because they never try to better their lives by getting hire education, or stop having children to get aid, when they add more kids we pay more, and then they don't get off the welfare programs so we pay for them then the next generation as well it just keeps adding up and up. Use welfare and aid when needed but get off of it, go to school learn a trade, don't have kids you can't take care of it is pretty simple.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 8:46 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Oh yeah and BTW people using welfare of some kind are not the minority I believe 53% of Americans use some form of government aid.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 8:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Oh yeah and that doesn't include the number of illegal immigrants that use welfare. So I say that is not a minority of people it is a lot of people soaking the system. Imagine how much money we would save if they drug tested for welfare programs, or stopped giving aid to illegal immigrants. It would be close to a billion dollars a year, imagine what we could do with that.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 8:52 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • I also think that just because you are labeled in a certain group does not mean you can afford things. There are people in the middle or upper class who can barely make their payments, even with no credit cards. Credit cards are another big cause. Everyone borrows, but no one pays back.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • You're correct ANON at :46 or OP. But if we need to check our outrageous litigious society, healthcare, blah, blah, then we need to check the people feeding regularly off of welfare and the ILLEGALS. It's a MASSIVE problem drain ALL kinds of resources. Contribute to the tax base if you wanna be in this country!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • There are more White Americans on welfare then any color race American! and that is a fact! go look it up!
    erimar2

    Answer by erimar2 at 9:12 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • I agree.
    nikkiJ86

    Answer by nikkiJ86 at 9:17 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • For most they have been brainwashed to blame the poor, thereby diverting their attention AWAY from teh REAL criminlas and the REAL people stealing our money.....Don't look at THE MAN behind the curtain syndrom.


    Corporate welfare takes up more money than ANY other group in the USA

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:24 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

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