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  • Out-Of-Work Waitress Excited To See Congress Spend Time Impeaching Trump Again

    01/15/2021 12:19:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | January 14, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    SAINT PAUL, MN—With Democrats in control of Congress, Americans are looking forward to seeing their elected representatives put the needs of the American people first. Democrats have responded by pursuing the one thing every American affected by devastating lockdowns needs: another Trump impeachment. According to experts, there are millions of struggling Americans-- many of whom are completely destitute-- wondering where their next Trump impeachment is coming from. Local unemployed waitress and single mother Alissa Martins spoke to reporters, saying she is "very happy" about this development. "I haven't made a dime in over 3 weeks," said the struggling young mother....
  • Xi’s masterplan for a homogeneous new China

    12/01/2020 5:56:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 11 30 2020 | Bertil Lintner
    Officially, it’s all part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s campaign to eradicate absolute poverty in ethnic minority areas by teaching local people new skills to enable them to increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods. These so-called “vocational training programs”, made infamous by the Muslim Uighur camps run in western Xinjiang, have more recently been extended to Tibet. But it is evident from official Chinese declarations in Tibet and Xinjiang that it’s not only about educating “rural surplus workers” in ethnic minority areas Beijing perceives as “backward.” Official Chinese documents on “poverty alleviation” quoted extensively by the non-partisan, Washington-based Jamestown...
  • Americans Will Be Equally Poor Under Socialism

    Make no mistake about it, socialism won’t lead to equal prosperity. That’s what the idiotic and incompetent democratic socialists like AOC tell us will happen, sure, but it’s not true. If we put a government into power that wants to use its power to create equal economic outcomes for American citizens, then we will all end up starving and equally power. We will not be equally prosperous; that is impossible. Instead, Winston Churchill, in his quote on capitalism and socialism, is right on this issue. Capitalism’s benefit, as he states, is that we’re all unequally rich. That’s because capitalism is...
  • Who Is to Blame for Black Poverty? Could it be that it’s not just bad Democrat policy that’s keeping that system afloat?

    12/21/2020 6:26:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2020 | H.P. Smith
    We’re all familiar with the cycle of poverty in Black urban neighborhoods that Democrat politicians have run for decades. Everybody assumes it’s because Democrats are so wedded to their policies, they keep throwing good money after bad. Maybe that’s not the problem, though. Maybe Black Democrat politicians don’t want to help these areas, and the citizens in those areas don’t actually want to be helped. “Diversity” and “inclusion” are two of the most often heard buzzwords in our lives these days, with a heavy helping coming from the media, of course. Tucker Carlson addressed the subject very well recently in...
  • You Have A Higher Risk Of Dying From Coronavirus If You Are Poor

    12/18/2020 10:39:34 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 73 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 12/18/2020 | Ethen Kim Lieser
    A new study makes a startling claim: You have a higher risk of dying from coronavirus if you are poor. A New Study People residing in Scotland’s poorest regions have a higher chance of dying from the novel coronavirus compared to those living in more affluent areas, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow. Considered the first nationwide study of its kind and published in the journal The Lancet Regional Health—Europe, the research also discovered that patients from the most economically disadvantaged regions were more at risk of intensive care...
  • Seattle May Decriminalize Crime [semi-satire]

    12/06/2020 10:01:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Dec 2020 | John Semmens
    The Seattle City Council is considering a measure that would provide exemption from prosecution for any person who suffers from poverty, homelessness, addiction, or mental illness. In 2019 persons in these classifications accounted for 25,993 thefts, 8,442 assaults, 6,430 property offenses, 4,194 frauds, 3,910 trespasses, and 1,640 narcotics violations. Nearly all of those crimes would have been permitted under the proposed new ordinance. Lisa Herbold, the city councilwoman who proposed the legislation, argued that "these unfortunate people who have been victims of society deserve the right to extract just compensation without fear of further punishment. And since these types of...
  • Bush blocks U.N. tax plan: Henry Lamb praises president for skillful handling of global power grab

    03/25/2002 2:04:25 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 136 replies · 242+ views ^ | Monday, March 25, 2002 | Henry Lamb
    With far more political acuity than critics expected, President George Bush disarmed world government proponents while promising more aid to developing nations. The U.N.'s High Level Panel on Financing Development concluded its four-day conference in Monterrey, Mexico, without explicit authorization for U.N. taxes on currency exchange, fossil fuels and a host of other tax targets. The conference, publicized as a poverty-reducing initiative, was, in fact, another effort by the U.N. to gain taxing authority. Ernesto Zedillo, head of the U.N. panel, issued a report on June 28, calling for the new taxing authority. U.S. delegates to the conference made it...
  • The late Professor Walter Williams was right about poverty; It's so logical but many want to look for other excuses, from slavery to Jim Crow to Christopher Columbus

    12/04/2020 6:21:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We just learned that Professor Walter E. Williams passed away. He was 84 and born in 1936. In my case, I got to know Professor Williams when a fellow conservative gave me Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination? to read. It made so much sense that I gave my copy to another friend, bought a second one and gave it to another friend to read and finally bought my own copy and locked it in my desk so I would never give it away again. What a great book!In the 1990s, the professor became Rush Limbaugh's...
  • Bad Luck Coming

    11/08/2020 4:39:18 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 17 replies
    Time Enough For Love ^ | 1973 | Robert Heinlein
    “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.” ― Robert Heinlein
  • Allow me a moment...........

    11/04/2020 2:42:12 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 80 replies
    Please allow me this moment. Last night I went to bed early because I knew the outcome of the election, at least in the public's eye, would not be decided. I woke up this morning to find out I was right. Now I see where states are still play that shouldn't be (Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia) and should be called for Trump, I see states that should have gone Trump but massive voter fraud is underway and threatens to undermine our representative republic (notice I didn't democracy). You see the illegal behavior by the Democratic machine all across the nation...
  • Insane Claims on MSNBC: 45% Americans in Poverty, 1-in-4 Dies Yearly!

    10/18/2020 4:39:43 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Guest host Tiffany Cross claimed that, while awaiting the conclusion of negotiations on the new stimulus package, Americans are "starving." Other than people who have fallen off the grid due to addiction or mental illness, perhaps Cross could tell us how many Americans have starved during these negotiations. Even more egregiously, the Rev. William Barber, a poverty advocate and regular MSNBC guest, offered up some statistics that can only be called insane. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • 8 Million Americans Slipped Into Poverty Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, New Study Says

    10/16/2020 8:05:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Nbc Chicago ^ | 10/16/2020 | Stefan Sykes
    The number of Americans living in poverty grew by 8 million since May, according to a Columbia University study, which found an increase in poverty rates after early coronavirus relief ended without more to follow. Although the federal Cares Act, which gave Americans a one-time stimulus check of $1,200 and unemployed workers an extra $600 each week, was successful at offsetting growing poverty rates in the spring, the effects were short-lived, researchers found in the study published Thursday.
  • Conservative Answers for Poverty

    10/14/2020 6:03:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 14, 2020 | Star Parker
    The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett provide a fitting warmup act to the presidential election that will follow in a few weeks. The rancor pouring forth from this confirmation flows from the very deep divide in the nation -- conservative versus liberal -- that will decide who will be our next president and what kind of nation we will pass on to our children and grandchildren. Against this background, my organization, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, or UrbanCURE, hosts its annual policy summit in Washington, D.C., where pastors come from all over America and convene...
  • Backflip: W.H.O. Condemns Coronavirus Lockdowns, Just ‘Doubling’ Global Poverty

    10/11/2020 6:20:52 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/2020 | Simon Kent
    The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) has condemned mass coronavirus lockdowns, slamming the “ghastly global catastrophe” caused by crashing the world economy. Dr. David Nabarro from the W.H.O. appealed to world leaders on Saturday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus.
  • Half of Iran’s population live in “absolute poverty”

    10/09/2020 11:51:02 AM PDT · by Irannewswire · 21 replies
    According to new official figures, half of Iran’s population live in absolute poverty. The report published by the Statistical Center of Iran also said that Iranians were not able to buy basic groceries. Average Iranians eat 52% less red meat, while those with lower incomes eat 65% less red meat compared to last year, the report said. Iranians are also eating 34% less rice, the country’s staple food. Nine years ago, in 2011, only 18% of the population lived in absolute poverty. Last year, this figure increased to 35%. Currently, 1 USD is trading at 29,750 tomans, an all time...
  • The personal price of China's war on poverty: Long days, late nights and years away from home

    10/06/2020 12:09:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | OCTOBER 05, 2020 | ZHUANG PINGHUI
    Sometimes the pressure of Li Ping’s job is so great that he can’t sleep at night. Li was transferred to a remote, mountainous corner of southwestern China in 2016 with a mission to help raise the community out of poverty. Today, Xide county in Sichuan province – the area under Li’s jurisdiction – is on the verge of officially reaching the goal. Xide is one of seven counties in the western part of Sichuan that is still under the poverty line and the community is waiting to hear back from higher levels of government to know if it met the...
  • Census Report Shows How Jaw-Dropping Trump’s Economy Was Before Shutdowns

    09/22/2020 11:51:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    The amazing strength of the data in that report show what the American economy, and American workers, can achieve—if given the right policy environment and opportunities. Based on a Census Bureau report released last Tuesday, the current debate over economic policy might come down to a question of numbers. Which would you prefer: A $1,200 “stimulus” check while not working during lockdowns, or a nearly $4,400 pay increase in a growing job?The Census report, which chronicled changes in income and poverty in 2019, documented the state of the economy well before the coronavirus hit. But the amazing strength of the...
  • US poverty rate fell to 10.5 percent in 2019, marking fifth straight annual decline

    09/15/2020 1:11:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 15 2020 | Sylvan Lane
    The official U.S. poverty rate fell in 2019 for the fifth consecutive year, according to a report from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released Tuesday. The U.S. poverty rate fell to 10.5 percent last year, according to the 2020 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, dropping 1.3 percentage points from 2018’s poverty rate of 11.8 percent. The 2019 poverty rate is the lowest recorded since government estimates began in 1959. The number of Americans in poverty also fell by 4.2 million in 2019 to a total of 34 million, according to the survey, and...
  • LA County's public health director says what we suspected about the lockdown

    09/12/2020 6:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: the Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along. As 2019 ended, the Democrats knew that Trump was cruising to re-election. He'd kept his base because he kept his promises about the wall, trade deals, the military, abortion, and our Second Amendment rights. Best of all, he'd supercharged the economy with tax and regulation cuts. The surging economy enticed other Americans who had not voted for Trump in 2016...
  • Survivor of Communism Chokes Back Tears As He Implores Americans to Reject the Radical Left

    08/26/2020 8:45:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | August 25, 2020 | The Activist Mommy
    A Cuban-American businessman who fled Fidel Castro’s communist revolution gave a heart-wrenching speech at Monday night’s Republican National Convention, imploring Americans to reject the rise of radical socialism and fight to preserve American liberty. “My family has fled totalitarianism and communism more than once. First my dad from Spain, then from Cuba,” Alvarez said during his powerful comments, Western Journal reports. “But my family is done running away. By the grace of God, I live the American dream,” he added. “I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we rightfully earned. There is no place to...