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U.S. Poverty Rate Rises to 16% in Alt Census Data

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by SOS, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. SOS

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  2. Motor Head

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    Long story short - the economy is in the shitter and more people are poor because of it.
     
  3. stevethrower

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    Yep I'm doing a website (for free) for a local community help place... and their numbers are way up.
     
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    How do you feel about contributing to the laziness epidemic while betraying the country's values doing so?
     
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    He's Canadian. Buncha socialists.
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    Ya prob should not tell him that I also donate 20 trees every year to families in need... like last year had a family come down for a free tree as their house burned down. And no it wasn't a Christmas Tree fire...
     
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  8. mascan42

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    So essentially, "more complex statistic" = changing the definition of "poverty" to include people that weren't before.
     
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    I blame the *******.
     
  10. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    I don't know what their motives are, but yes, they are being fraudulent. There was already something called a "poverty rate", and now they named something else the "poverty rate", to deceive people into thinking the first poverty rate changed.

    If they were being honest, they would name it something else. Then again, the people who called the first statistic a "poverty rate" were also being dishonest: the old statistic also defines poverty as a relative term (relative to what others make, in the country). But that's not the English language definition of poverty: it defines poverty as not having the bare essentials to survive.

    According to the English language definition, if someone in Ukraine has the same material possessions as someone in the US, they're both either poor or rich. It's impossible for the Ukrainian to be rich, and the American to be poor.
     
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