Poverty still rising in Chicago

Sep 22, 2012 Full story: Chicago Reader 57

In 2010, in the "world-class" city of Chicago, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls it, one of every three children was living in poverty.

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Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#1 Sep 22, 2012
And it will continue to rise as long as the simians keep reproducing offspring they can't afford.
southie

Nashua, NH

#2 Sep 22, 2012
But ya got a black president from Chicago!
You would think He and his gang would do more, do something, do anything for the home boys who helped get him elected ??

Few jobs, visit or two from the first lady? Oh wait her focus is on africa free travel at tax payers expense. Not much interest or concern for the poor kids, schools, housing,jobs in her home town??

So why does Chicago keep voting for people who don't represent or support Chicago???
Heck with it

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 23, 2012
Don't worry, The Muslim Kenyan has your back. Really.
typical

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Sep 26, 2012
The poverty level is rising in the USA is rising, but the the poverty level of AMERICANS. If the filthy scum suckers would stay out of this country, the poverty level wouldnt rise. Aliens ,GET OUT!!! you are ruining this great country.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#6 Sep 26, 2012
I'm sure Rahm meant THIRD world class city.... Well,he can always fall back on the liberal excuse and blame it on his predecessor. Oh SNAP,HE was a liberal democrat TOO....

DANG.....
Realist

Gurnee, IL

#7 Sep 26, 2012
typical wrote:
The poverty level is rising in the USA is rising, but the the poverty level of AMERICANS. If the filthy scum suckers would stay out of this country, the poverty level wouldnt rise. Aliens ,GET OUT!!! you are ruining this great country.
And The company that Romney founded is following his model and is still ripping up companies and sending the jobs to CHINA ( after he has them train the replacement workers FROM CHINA)!!!
Gee, wonder why these people don't have jobs....hmmmm

Want proof ? See Sensata Tech ... or try Sensata the new tent town.
More ridicliousness from those WAY OUT OF TOUCH ...
lolol

Sandia Park, NM

#8 Sep 26, 2012
ya mean oprah doesn't share her stash ? I thought they believed in redistribution. Time for them poor folks to go picket her mansion.
Realist

Gurnee, IL

#9 Sep 26, 2012
typical wrote:
The poverty level is rising in the USA is rising, but the the poverty level of AMERICANS. If the filthy scum suckers would stay out of this country, the poverty level wouldnt rise. Aliens ,GET OUT!!! you are ruining this great country.
By December, Sensata will have eliminated 170 jobs in Freeport, moving production of electronic automotive sensors to China. Sensata is owned by Bain Capital, of which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is former CEO.

Sensata activists say they’d love Romney to come to Freeport and get on that Bainport stage in the protest camp they set up Sept. 12 and will occupy until the end of October, when the Stephenson County Fairgrounds closes for the year. They want Romney to use his clout with his former company to save their jobs, which pay $12 to $18 an hour, plus benefits, and pay for mortgages, medical bills, groceries, tuition bills, gasoline, car loans and other expenses people incur.

And what are the odds of the Republican presidential hopeful stopping in?

“I don’t believe at all that Romney is coming to Freeport,” said Sensata employee Tom Gaulrapp,
“This is our last-ditch effort,” said Mark Schreck, 36.“We’re desperate. They’re taking jobs from us.”

Dozens of hand-painted signs —“Romney Stand Up for America Not China,”“Freeport Families Over Profits” and “Mitt Romney Come to Freeport”— have been hung on fences along West Fairgrounds Road.

“Somebody has to stand up for the American people. We have a voice in this.”

“I’ve had a good job, but now I will be relying on the government for the first time for that unemployment check,” she said.

ROMNEY BLOWS !!!!!

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#10 Sep 26, 2012
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>
By December, Sensata will have eliminated 170 jobs in Freeport, moving production of electronic automotive sensors to China. Sensata is owned by Bain Capital, of which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is former CEO.
Sensata activists say they’d love Romney to come to Freeport and get on that Bainport stage in the protest camp they set up Sept. 12 and will occupy until the end of October, when the Stephenson County Fairgrounds closes for the year. They want Romney to use his clout with his former company to save their jobs, which pay $12 to $18 an hour, plus benefits, and pay for mortgages, medical bills, groceries, tuition bills, gasoline, car loans and other expenses people incur.
And what are the odds of the Republican presidential hopeful stopping in?
“I don’t believe at all that Romney is coming to Freeport,” said Sensata employee Tom Gaulrapp,
“This is our last-ditch effort,” said Mark Schreck, 36.“We’re desperate. They’re taking jobs from us.”
Dozens of hand-painted signs —“Romney Stand Up for America Not China,”“Freeport Families Over Profits” and “Mitt Romney Come to Freeport”— have been hung on fences along West Fairgrounds Road.
“Somebody has to stand up for the American people. We have a voice in this.”
“I’ve had a good job, but now I will be relying on the government for the first time for that unemployment check,” she said.
ROMNEY BLOWS !!!!!
And this is different from Obammy's giving tax dollars to "green" energy companies ran by his donors,how?
Realist

Gurnee, IL

#11 Sep 26, 2012
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>
And this is different from Obammy's giving tax dollars to "green" energy companies ran by his donors,how?
Obammy? Still have not learned the name of the pres after 4 years?

LOL,

That explains your um .... reply, but THANKS !! it made me a cool 250.00.
A Repub sitting here next to me as we discuss the Bain Capital attacks on American jobs and workers, bet me that another repub out there somewhere would reply to the actual subject I wrote about in my comment here, in case you missed it,(which apparently you did) it was about ROMNEY GUTTING AMERICAN JOBS,
The conversation was me asking why NO ONE is talking about why Romney is b*tching about America losing jobs, all the while the company HE FOUNDED is cutting America into pieces via Romneys model, one company at a time, sending American jobs to china.
I said to my repub friend that I could post my comment and receive many comments back, but that I would not receive an actual comment of any substance in answer for his mis-deeds to the American working class.
My first "REPLY" for lack of a better word proved my point and bought my dinner...plus added 250.00 to my pocket, Repubs ..easy pickings, just as I thought. I won't repeat what my repub friends comment was either.
But, thank you again.:)

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#12 Sep 27, 2012
LOL ! Obama has been president for the last four years and Senator for two (before that), and was a State senator before that, so now they blame Romney for the economy.
Realist wrote:
By December, Sensata will have eliminated 170 jobs in Freeport, moving production of electronic automotive sensors to China. Sensata is owned by Bain Capital, of which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is former CEO.
Sensata activists say they’d love Romney to come to Freeport and get on that Bainport stage in the protest camp they set up Sept. 12 and will occupy until the end of October, when the Stephenson County Fairgrounds closes for the year. They want Romney to use his clout with his former company to save their jobs, which pay $12 to $18 an hour, plus benefits, and pay for mortgages, medical bills, groceries, tuition bills, gasoline, car loans and other expenses people incur.
And what are the odds of the Republican presidential hopeful stopping in?
“I don’t believe at all that Romney is coming to Freeport,” said Sensata employee Tom Gaulrapp,
“This is our last-ditch effort,” said Mark Schreck, 36.“We’re desperate. They’re taking jobs from us.”
Dozens of hand-painted signs —“Romney Stand Up for America Not China,”“Freeport Families Over Profits” and “Mitt Romney Come to Freeport”— have been hung on fences along West Fairgrounds Road.
“Somebody has to stand up for the American people. We have a voice in this.”
“I’ve had a good job, but now I will be relying on the government for the first time for that unemployment check,” she said.
ROMNEY BLOWS !!!!!
Obama blows ! Here's why:

Why don't you demand Obama take his $33,333.00 monthly paycheck and rent a building and hire the 170 laid-off Sensata workers and make and sell sensors ? Why does Romney have to make and sell the sensors ? OR (wow, I'm a genius) ask the messiah (Obama) to give million$ of taxdollars to Sensata to keep them here ? He gave million$ of taxdollars to other companies (Solyndra)?

Seems to me Sensata's destruction is Obama's fault for not bailing it out.

:o)
Realist

Chicago, IL

#13 Sep 27, 2012
Tory II wrote:
LOL ! Obama has been president for the last four years and Senator for two (before that), and was a State senator before that, so now they blame Romney for the economy.
<quoted text>Obama blows ! Here's why:
Why don't you demand Obama take his $33,333.00 monthly paycheck and rent a building and hire the 170 laid-off Sensata workers and make and sell sensors ? Why does Romney have to make and sell the sensors ? OR (wow, I'm a genius) ask the messiah (Obama) to give million$ of taxdollars to Sensata to keep them here ? He gave million$ of taxdollars to other companies (Solyndra)?
Seems to me Sensata's destruction is Obama's fault for not bailing it out.
:o)
If you would have actually read and comprehended what I wrote then you might not be asking the silly off topic question you are asking.

Let me explain, yet again.....

Your man romney is complaining about America losing jobs ( blaming current president), yet at the same time the company he founded and still operates using the romney model, cuts American jobs and sends then to china. All the while he blames anyone he can that America is losing jobs.

Why does your man romney not take a bit of the responsibility for his mis-deeds?

Now, if you don't understand that, I can explain by drawing you a picture, if you need.

(Hope you are reading this Jim, my repub friend, smart move not betting more, seems like you knew what the outcome would be)!! I'll buy lunch though ... LOL

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#14 Sep 27, 2012
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>
Obammy? Still have not learned the name of the pres after 4 years?
LOL,
That explains your um .... reply, but THANKS !! it made me a cool 250.00.
A Repub sitting here next to me as we discuss the Bain Capital attacks on American jobs and workers, bet me that another repub out there somewhere would reply to the actual subject I wrote about in my comment here, in case you missed it,(which apparently you did) it was about ROMNEY GUTTING AMERICAN JOBS,
The conversation was me asking why NO ONE is talking about why Romney is b*tching about America losing jobs, all the while the company HE FOUNDED is cutting America into pieces via Romneys model, one company at a time, sending American jobs to china.
I said to my repub friend that I could post my comment and receive many comments back, but that I would not receive an actual comment of any substance in answer for his mis-deeds to the American working class.
My first "REPLY" for lack of a better word proved my point and bought my dinner...plus added 250.00 to my pocket, Repubs ..easy pickings, just as I thought. I won't repeat what my repub friends comment was either.
But, thank you again.:)
You either KNOW Bain's 80% successful turnaround rate for American companies,keeping jobs here and are ignoring it OR you are ignorant of the fact and need educating on a few pertinant facts.

It's Obammy until lie-berals can correctly identify the GOP candidate.
LiveFreeOrDie

Seattle, WA

#15 Sep 27, 2012
What a joke. Fighting over who is worst, Romney or the obummer.

Well, Romney is untried, but the other one is tried and failed for sure. Still, nothing will change with Romney in office either. Except the unions can raise a little bit more he11 than normally and bleed taxpayers even more.

Hmmmm, maybe better to vote Obummer. As long as there are states that still aren't 100% bought and owned by the feds, either of them is just as bad.

Still, that shouldn't matter to people in Chicago, because they will vote Obama in any case.

Me, however, don't vote often, only with the feet.
Ron Paul

Toronto, Canada

#16 Sep 27, 2012
He should run on a third party right now. He would be the only candidate not bought out by Corporate America.
Realist

Gurnee, IL

#17 Sep 27, 2012
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>You either KNOW Bain's 80% successful turnaround rate for American companies,keeping jobs here and are ignoring it OR you are ignorant of the fact and need educating on a few pertinant facts.
It's Obammy until lie-berals can correctly identify the GOP candidate.

I'm not a headline grabbing reader, I perform research to verify the facts (your man romney should try it) not made up percentages stuffed into headlines to make someone look good.

I already researched the 80% your speaking of, that figure is totally inaccurate, do some homework instead of believing every headline you see. That was a total manipulation of the actual figures.

I could be incorrect, however I don't believe I ever mis-identified your man Romney.

I am not a democrat or a republican, I am perfectly capable of thinking for myself and I vote for individuals, not parties.

Just watched your man romneys speech about harvesting companies after bain purchases them ! How nice for a candidate running for president. Gives me goosebumps, and not the kind you think.

p.s. Thank you for NOT responding to my original comment/question about your man romney slicing up America, one company at a time. Proves my point, yet again. True romney/repub style, deflect the question into another statement about someone else vs. answering. romney trained you well.

(Jim, need help??)!! LOL ...
LiveFreeOrDie

Seattle, WA

#19 Sep 27, 2012
Ron Paul wrote:
He should run on a third party right now. He would be the only candidate not bought out by Corporate America.
That's why the Republocrats will never let that happen. My advice to voters remains the same: DON'T VOTE unless you wear a gas mask on the day you go to the polls, because both alternatives aren't excactly what I would call fragrant flavors.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#21 Sep 27, 2012
Why do Americans lose jobs to China ?

Answer: because of the high taxes and excessive regulations demanded and created by the democrat/liberals.

Why hasn't Obama (messiah) bailed out Sensata and saved the jobs there ? LOL !

What happens after Govt bails-out businesses ?

Answer: competition declines: the quality of a product declines, workers become less productive, prices increase, and then ultimately the consumer (buyers) refuse to buy the products (DUH !) and then the factory ultimately ends up in CHINA.

Where did communism/socialism first FAIL ?

Answer: when the pilgrims began harvesting crops here in North America their harvest was stored in a communal barn for the winter. They never had enough food to keep them (some of them starved).

This forced them to change. Every man harvested his crop and stored his harvest in his own barn and then they had more than enough food to last thru the winter.

After Hitler swallowed cyanide, everyone should have learned socialism was a failure, but...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#23 Sep 28, 2012
Chicago knew him as much as He let them.
Same for America.
http://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion...

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#24 Sep 28, 2012
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not a headline grabbing reader, I perform research to verify the facts (your man romney should try it) not made up percentages stuffed into headlines to make someone look good.
I already researched the 80% your speaking of, that figure is totally inaccurate, do some homework instead of believing every headline you see. That was a total manipulation of the actual figures.
I could be incorrect, however I don't believe I ever mis-identified your man Romney.
I am not a democrat or a republican, I am perfectly capable of thinking for myself and I vote for individuals, not parties.
Just watched your man romneys speech about harvesting companies after bain purchases them ! How nice for a candidate running for president. Gives me goosebumps, and not the kind you think.
p.s. Thank you for NOT responding to my original comment/question about your man romney slicing up America, one company at a time. Proves my point, yet again. True romney/repub style, deflect the question into another statement about someone else vs. answering. romney trained you well.
(Jim, need help??)!! LOL ...
The 80% is the rough percentage given by both sides. I'll stand by it. As far as "harvesting" companies,that is a common term used among investment capital firms. Since you're into watching old videos I'm sure you caught the one where Obama states that he believes in redistribution of wealth,you know stealing from some to give to others.

You support your man Obama and I will vote for Romney. See ya at the polls.

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