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  • Disabled Canadian Man Celebrates Escaping being Euthanized by Government over Debts

    05/14/2024 4:33:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Slay News ^ | May 14, 2024 | Frank Bergman
    A disabled Canadian man is now celebrating his “deathaversary” after escaping being euthanized by his government over his crushing debts. Amir Farsoud was due to be euthanized by the Canadian government’s “assisted suicide” program because he was struggling to pay off his financial debts. Farsoud said he was booked into to be killed under Canada’s “Medical Assistance in Dying” (MAID) law after being faced with the grim choice of death or homelessness. However, just before he was scheduled to be euthanized, people raised enough money to improve his financial situation and he narrowly avoided death. A year and a half...
  • An Enormous Chunk Of The U.S. Population Is Either Homeless, Living In Poverty Or Considered To Be Among The Working Poor

    05/08/2024 4:28:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 67 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 5/6/24 | Michael Snyder
    As the U.S. economy slows down, those at the bottom of the economic food chain are being hit the hardest. Homelessness is surging, the number of Americans living in poverty is rising, and more Americans are considered to be among “the working poor” than ever before. Unfortunately, we are witnessing a historic economic shift right now, and economic conditions are only going to get even more harsh during the months ahead. Needless to say, that is really bad news for all of us. According to a report from Harvard University, approximately 650,000 Americans were homeless at some point last year....
  • Secret Report: Trudeau’s High-Migration Canada Slides Toward Poverty and Chaos

    03/22/2024 5:41:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2024 | Neil Munro
    A government report in Canada forecasted a deep civic breakdown in the once-stable society that now suffers from unprecedented levels of elite-imposed migration. The secret and heavily redacted report was prepared by the country’s version of the FBI — the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The partial copy was extracted from the agency by an academic lawyer and was published in Canada’s National Post newspaper.
  • Nearly 2M NYC residents live in poverty, including 1 in 4 children: report

    02/21/2024 12:48:00 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2024 | Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech |
    Over half of New York City residents either live in poverty or are low-income, according to a new report from anti-poverty nonprofit Robin Hood and Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy. The number of people across the five boroughs living in poverty jumped from 1.5 million to 2 million between 2021 and 2022, according to the Poverty Tracker Annual Report. That 500,000-person increase pushed the poverty rate in the city to 23 percent that year, or twice the national average of 11.5 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A renting family of four in New York City...
  • Mayorkas: We Have Record Border Numbers Due to Climate, Poverty, Authoritarianism

    01/03/2024 12:57:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/03/2024 | AN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated that there are record numbers of people coming to the southern border because there has been “the greatest number of displaced people, not only at our southern border, not only in the Western Hemisphere, but across the globe” And “the effects of climate change, poverty, increasing level[s] of authoritarianism” are the root causes of this. Co-host Willie Geist asked, “As you know, Mr. Secretary, Border Patrol, in the month of December, processed more migrants entering the United States illegally than any month in the history of that...
  • Mexican Cops Step Aside as New Migrant ‘Poverty’ Caravan Moves North

    12/28/2023 11:40:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/28/2023 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Mexican authorities stood down any efforts to contain a new migrant caravan that embarked this week from the southern part of Mexico. Authorities are currently escorting the groups and providing crowd control. Calling themselves the Poverty Exodus (Exodo de la Pobreza), the caravan, which is made up of more than 6,000 migrants, left the city of Tapachula, Chiapas, on Christmas Eve. The caravan is making its way north. In various parts of the journey, the migrants waved a banner with the caravan’s name and carried a white cross. Members of the group made public claims that their goal was to...
  • Huge 'Exodus from Poverty' migrant caravan makes its way up from southern Mexico: These are not Asylum Seekers, these are Economic Migrants Looking for an easier Life

    12/26/2023 8:04:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2023 | Monica Showalter
    In addition to the tens of thousands of migrants entering the U.S. without authorization each day now, a huge 8,000-15,000-strong migrant caravan called "Exodus from Poverty" is headed to the states from southern Mexico now. They know full well that the border is open and Joe Biden is going to let them in. According to the New York Post's editorial:An estimated 8,000 people set off on Christmas Eve from the southern Mexican city of Tapachula.Destination: the border that Joe Biden threw wide open and refuses to enforce. Biden will do what he always does, blame Congress. But the failure is...
  • The Bottom 80% Is Significantly Poorer Since The Pandemic, And This Is Creating A 'Robin Hood Mentality' All Over America

    11/22/2023 8:00:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 11/22/2023 | Michael Snyder
    The rich have been getting richer and the poor have been getting poorer, and this is causing all sorts of societal problems. Thanks to social media, the poor can see the incredible affluence that the wealthy are enjoying, and they are deeply envious. Of course it certainly doesn’t help that flaunting wealth has become one of the favorite pastimes of the wealthy.Many of them love to post photos and videos of their luxury lifestyles on their social media accounts, and that is not a good thing. Because times have not been good for most of the country. In fact, a...
  • “They are PSYCHOPATHS” Former Democrat Exposes Party’s Evil Past (Video)

    11/22/2023 12:02:14 AM PST · by Boomer · 18 replies
    YouTube Interview ^ | 11.21.23 | Stephen Gardner
    Stephen Gardner update. The interview features Vince Ellison, who argues that the Democratic Party is actively trying to turn America into a Marxist nation. He claims they are evil, supporting things like atheism, Marxism, abortion, open borders, and drug trafficking. Ellison states they have a long history of trying to legally murder Americans, dating back to supporting slavery and later abortion. Ellison also discusses the history of racism and the Ku Klux Klan, arguing they were connected to the Democratic Party, not the Republicans. He explains how the Democrats have kept black communities poor and under their control. The discussion...
  • Why Do The Poor Countries Always Stay So Poor?

    09/23/2023 4:33:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 95 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 23 Sep, 2023 | Francis Menton
    It’s now more than sixty years since the independence movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s transformed nearly all of sub-Saharan Africa into independent countries. Hopes soared for a new era of progress and prosperity. But six plus decades on, with essentially no exceptions (maybe Botswana?), the 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa are about as poor as ever. The New York Times treats the subject in a big piece by Patricia Cohen a few days ago on September 18. Sorry if this is behind their paywall, but I subscribe to this stuff so that you don’t have to. In...
  • Biden admin proposes 50-year drilling, mining ban for thousands of acres of land in New Mexico

    09/19/2023 3:49:11 AM PDT · by CFW · 26 replies
    Just the News ^ | 9/18/23 | Ben Whedon
    The Department of the Interior on Monday announced a proposal to bar oil and gas development in large swathes of New Mexico in a bid to protect sensitive lands that some Indian tribes consider sacred. The ban would affect more than 4,000 acres within Sandoval County, and aims to "safeguard sacred Tribal lands, boost important local recreation opportunities, and support wildlife habitat connectivity," the agency stated. Prohibitions would last for 50 years but not impact existing development rights. "Today we’re responding to calls from Tribes, elected leaders, and community members who want to see these public lands protected. We look...
  • Poverty made an alarming jump. Congress could have stopped it.

    09/17/2023 2:23:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/2023 | Karen Dolan
    New Census figures reveal a troubling trend. After tumbling in 2021, poverty spiked sharply in 2022. Despite steady job growth, the Supplemental Poverty Measure jumped 4.6 points, from 7.8 to 12.4 percent. That’s a historic, nearly 60 percent increase just one year after the measure reached a record low. And the rate for children more than doubled, from 5.2 percent in 2021 to 12.4 percent in 2022.
  • US incomes fall for third straight year under Biden admin as more people ‘cut back’ and work multiple jobs: Census Bureau

    09/14/2023 9:24:43 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 13, 2023, | Jack Morphet and Shannon Thaler
    You aren’t just imagining it: Your paycheck didn’t go as far last year as it did the year before — or the year before that. Inflation surges outpaced the average pay raises of US workers in 2022 — the third consecutive year under President Joe Biden in which Americans have seen their standard of living take a tumble, according to fresh data from the US Census Bureau. Inflation-adjusted median household income fell to $74,580 in 2022 — a 2.3% decline from the 2021 average of $76,330, the federal agency reported on Tuesday. The result has caused many cash-strapped New Yorkers...
  • New York Times op-ed says liberals need to admit that single parent families are large 'drivers' of childhood poverty - and that youngsters whose parents are married

    09/14/2023 5:16:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sep 14, 2023 | Harriet Alexander
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Wednesday published an op-ed entitled: 'The One Privilege Liberals Ignore' Kristof referenced a new book out next week by Melissa S. Kearney, an economist at the University of Maryland, entitled: 'The Two-Parent Privilege' Kristof and Kearney argue that liberals have a 'blind spot' about two-parent families, and see supporting the institution as racist and divisive American liberals need to accept that single-parent families are more likely to raise children in poverty, an influential New York Times columnist has argued. Nick Kristof said the fact was taboo among progressives, who worried that they would...
  • Not news - nor a surprise: The Government Lost the War on Poverty

    08/08/2023 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-08-23 | Vince
    Recently the Supreme Court put an end to Joe Biden’s efforts to gift erstwhile college students almost a trillion dollars in “debt relief”. That’s a lot of money… but in reality that’s a tiny fraction of the money the government has wasted on redistribution, AKA social programs over the last six decades. Next year the United States will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the War on Poverty, initiated by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The War’s programs initially started on a modest scale but have expanded almost parabolically since. At the 50th anniversary of the launch the government had...
  • Bidenomics Is Making Poverty Great Again

    08/07/2023 6:21:59 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 15 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | August 7, 2023 | Jeff Crouere
    The country is not embracing Bidenomics, in fact, most Americans are disgusted by the socialist economic policies of this administration. A new CNN poll indicates that just 37% of Americans give President Joe Biden a positive approval rating for his handling of the economy. For inflation, his approval rating slips to only 30%.
  • PERSPECTIVE: Biden’s energy policy — American Indians’ loss

    07/24/2023 10:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazettec ^ | Jul 23, 2023 | William Perry Pendley
    The Biden administration’s war on the ability of American Indians and tribal nations to develop their energy resources is finally receiving the probing attention it deserves, resulting in an aggressive pushback from American Indians and tribal leaders. The tipping point came last month when Biden’s Department of the Interior announced a 20-year moratorium on new oil and gas leases on 350,000 acres of federal land within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historic Park in northwestern New Mexico. Navajo Nation, which earlier withdrew its support for a 5-mile park buffer due to the economic cost to tribal members, had lobbied...
  • The Mountain Valley Pipeline has been blocked again despite the debt ceiling bill fast-tracking the project

    07/16/2023 6:37:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 15, 2023 | Benjamin Kail
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Virginia this week delivered a message to Congress, the White House and developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline: not so fast. Pennsylvania-based Equitrans Midstream’s roughly 300-mile pipeline, envisioned to bring shale gas from the Marcellus and Utica in Appalachia to markets in the Southeast, was fast-tracked as part of the Biden administration’s deal with Congress to suspend the debt limit in June. It’s also supported by Pennsylvania congressmen, including U.S. Reps. John Joyce, R-Blair, and Guy Reschenthaler, R-Peters, who joined U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., to introduce the legislation in May that helped...
  • Californians often struggle with health, trauma, poverty before losing homes: research

    06/20/2023 7:51:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/20/2023 | NICK ROBERTSON
    Homeless Californians are often victims of violence and struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues before losing their homes, according to new research from the University of California San Francisco. The study released Tuesday spoke with a representative sample of 3,200 homeless people in California, the largest number for a study since the 1990s, authors said. California is estimated to have over 170,000 homeless people, about one-third of all in the country. Nearly two-thirds of California’s homeless struggle with severe mental health issues, the study found. More than a quarter had been hospitalized as a result. Another two-thirds also...
  • In Canada, many see poverty and homelessness as good reasons to die

    05/19/2023 7:05:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/19/2023 | Andrea Widburg
    Canada has enthusiastically embraced euthanasia. And maybe that’s not surprising given that socialist countries must inevitably ration treatment, and the best rationing is accomplished by limiting the number of people who need serious care. However, many Canadians are now thinking of euthanasia, not just as a cure for untreated or untreatable illnesses, but also for homelessness and poverty.These numbers come from a Research Co. poll asking Canadians about their attitudes toward Canada’s expanding Medical Assistance in Dying (or MAID) program:One third of Canadians are apparently fine with prescribing assisting suicide for no other reason than the fact that the patient...