Poverty still rising in Chicago

Sep 22, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chicago Reader

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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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


You big dummy!Romney didn't build or create the company you speak of.Obama said someone else did!

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Chicago is a city i have went in and out of for 3 decades and just 25 years ago was a pretty safe city to travel in but today is nothing more than a war zone.
The problem? Way too many people embrace this rapper-gangster mentality of drive-bys and drugs, and a massive influx of illegals into the city have turned once quiet streets into gang zones and violence.
Simply put, way to many people are breeding that shouldn't be, ghetto dwellers who are breeding just another gangster, criminal and violence prone animal

THE GOOD NEWS? Sorry there isn't any, the city is so liberally and Democrat Party corrupt it can only get worse, another Detroit.

One only has to look at Chicago and Detroit to see what unbridled liberalism and it's affects will have on America in the near future and that is a violent, poverty stricken wasteland.
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SIR LANCELOT wrote:
Chicago is a city i have went in and out of for 3 decades and just 25 years ago was a pretty safe city to travel in but today is nothing more than a war zone.
The problem? Way too many people embrace this rapper-gangster mentality of drive-bys and drugs, and a massive influx of illegals into the city have turned once quiet streets into gang zones and violence.
Simply put, way to many people are breeding that shouldn't be, ghetto dwellers who are breeding just another gangster, criminal and violence prone animal
THE GOOD NEWS? Sorry there isn't any, the city is so liberally and Democrat Party corrupt it can only get worse, another Detroit.
One only has to look at Chicago and Detroit to see what unbridled liberalism and it's affects will have on America in the near future and that is a violent, poverty stricken wasteland.
Uh ... I believe you forgot or convientely left our George Ryan, the former REPUB govenor, still in fed prison,l but i'm sure it's all the democrats fault !!
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LiveFreeOrDie wrote:
The largest poisoner and destroyer of the planet is governments and corporate bankers with their global cronies. These people are ALL mostly in the bed for socialists, whether name is Obama, Stalin, Hitler or Mao.
Closely followed by clueless "green" socialists that have created massive draught with all their hydropower projects, while they refuse to allow for oil drilling and nuclear development, for example.
Liberals LOVE hydropower. Not only does it tend to be a gigantic government project so they can keep bribing cronies, but it also gives them this feelgood psychosis of not hurting the planet.
Idiots, as always.
LOL, can you say HALIBURTON ???
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Did you see the debate yesterday? You're out of your mind if you're still backing Obama. He's destroying the middle class.
Yes, I guess you are right, ROMNEY's company Bain Capital is the one closing factories and sending jobs to china, but somehow I'm sure it's the democrats fault !!

Don't get out much do ya?
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Trent B wrote:
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True.... purchasing them and then harvesting later.Nothing but an American vulture capitalist.Scum and shit on Americas work boots.I hope he rots in hell!
I agree, but Hell won't want him either !! Not even the Repubs want him !! That alone says it all !!

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Yes, I guess you are right, ROMNEY's company Bain Capital is the one closing factories and sending jobs to china, but somehow I'm sure it's the democrats fault !!Don't get out much do ya?
The democrats created the regulations and the high taxes that force the factory closings and sending jobs to China, AND THEN they lie and blame it on Romney the capitalist (the guy who made companies more productive and profitable).

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Uh ... I believe you forgot or convientely left our George Ryan, the former REPUB govenor, still in fed prison,l but i'm sure it's all the democrats fault !!
Let's not forget Blago{prison Bitch} another fine example of a corrupt Chicago Democrat.
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<quoted text>Let's not forget Blago{prison Bitch} another fine example of a corrupt Chicago Democrat.
I haven't forgotten, Blago is exactly where he deserves to be, only mentioned your man ryan cause you forgot to bring him up when yappin' about the crooked dems.
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The democrats created the regulations and the high taxes that force the factory closings and sending jobs to China, AND THEN they lie and blame it on Romney the capitalist (the guy who made companies more productive and profitable).
Funny, the in depth research I did shows quite different results from yours, the sensata tech factory was running fine till romney's people saddled it with THEIR debt. Then romney's people pulled their funds out loaded their pockets off the back of the working folks for a clean get away, all the while leaving sensata tech in the red, oops, too much debt we loaded them with, now they close them down and ship the jobs to china, that is AFTER making the current employees train their chinese replacements.
Do some real homework for yourself, stop listening to your man romney's lies and errors. I know, you only believe what you hear, not what you see with your own eyes !!
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The democrats created the regulations and the high taxes that force the factory closings and sending jobs to China, AND THEN they lie and blame it on Romney the capitalist (the guy who made companies more productive and profitable).
"The guy who made the companies more productive and profitable"? To who? Only to himself and his other 1%.
The other 165 employees are out of a job !!
Their jobs have been shipped to china !!!

Funny that sensata was doing well until romney's plan hit them.
Do some research !! The answer is not up romneys ass, stop looking there !!

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"The guy who made the companies more productive and profitable"? To who? Only to himself and his other 1%.
The other 165 employees are out of a job !!
Their jobs have been shipped to china !!!
Funny that sensata was doing well until romney's plan hit them.
Do some research !! The answer is not up romneys ass, stop looking there !!
So you're saying Romney is receiving profits from his business (Sensata) located in China ?

Can you provide some proof Romney owns Sensata ? And do you know General Electric moved to China, and GE is a big supporter of Obama ?
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Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>So you're saying Romney is receiving profits from his business (Sensata) located in China ?
Can you provide some proof Romney owns Sensata ? And do you know General Electric moved to China, and GE is a big supporter of Obama ?
G. E.? I'm sorry , I thought the subject was Bain Capital/Romney profiting from outsourcing Amerian jobs.

Here is a copy of the letter written by the current employees to your man romney. I'll let you figure it out, if you care to.

“Dear Gov. Romney:

We work at Sensata Technologies in Freeport, Illinois — a company owned by Bain Capital, which you started, ran, and still profit from.

Our jobs are about to be outsourced to China. More than 150 of us will lose our jobs — and some of us have worked here for over 40 years. The worst indignity is that many of us are being asked to train the Chinese workers who are taking our jobs.

It’s not right that our good American jobs are being sent to China. It’s not right that you stand to get even richer off of our loss and pain.

We are not going down without a fight. We join together today to call on you to save our jobs.

We know that you can take action to stop the offshoring of our jobs. You are running for President, promising to create good jobs. You can start keeping that promise today, by stepping in and saving our jobs.

We are standing strong together, and our numbers are growing. We are reaching out to our community and to the American people. Together, we will make our voices heard.
We are standing up not just for ourselves, but for all the working people who have had their jobs outsourced or offshored. We are standing up for everyone who is struggling to find a good job in America.

Please consider our appeal and take a real stand for the good jobs we all need by stepping in and stopping our jobs from being sent to China. END".

I knoiw, it's Obama's fault, this company was successful till your man romney sniffed it out. Me thinks he loves his wallet more than America !!

Now, if you would lik to broach another subjet, such as G. E., I welcome it.
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Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>So you're saying Romney is receiving profits from his business (Sensata) located in China ?
Can you provide some proof Romney owns Sensata ? And do you know General Electric moved to China, and GE is a big supporter of Obama ?
I NEVER said your man romney owned sensata, ever !
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Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>So you're saying Romney is receiving profits from his business (Sensata) located in China ?
Can you provide some proof Romney owns Sensata ? And do you know General Electric moved to China, and GE is a big supporter of Obama ?
The plant was owned by Honeywell until Sensata, owned by Bain Capital, bought it. Two days after Bain took over the employees were told the plant was going to be outsourced. This is a hardship for the laid off employees, and the entire region that has seen so many manufacturing jobs go over seas.

This keeps the issue of outsourcing by Bain Capital and Romney on the front page. This is the last thing Romney wants to see when he is being bombarded with criticism that when he ran Bain Capital, it was a “pioneer of outsourcing.” This makes it harder for Romney to have credibility when he calls Obama a “liar” over Bain’s involvement in outsourcing.

"At the same time this story came to light, Republicans in the Senate are lining up to kill a Democratic bill that will eliminate tax breaks for companies like Bain that outsource jobs. This bill would take away tax advantages for Bain to kill those 175 Freeport jobs.

Romney is feeling the heat from all of this. The Bain issue has cost Romney in the swing states."
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Deregulate so big corporations can poison the land and air.That's real smart,so the Deer I kill and the fish I catch will poison me.People need to wake up to corporate greed.Nothing like turning on the water and placing a lighter up to it and it catching fire...drink up America.Mitt the rich peoples High Priest and Lord of their world.Bow to the money messiah.
Most bottom feeding corporatist that run the puppets in politics would s--t in the middle of their mothers easter sunday dinner table.

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The plant was owned by Honeywell until Sensata, owned by Bain Capital, bought it. Two days after Bain took over the employees were told the plant was going to be outsourced. This is a hardship for the laid off employees, and the entire region that has seen so many manufacturing jobs go over seas.
This keeps the issue of outsourcing by Bain Capital and Romney on the front page. This is the last thing Romney wants to see when he is being bombarded with criticism that when he ran Bain Capital, it was a “pioneer of outsourcing.” This makes it harder for Romney to have credibility when he calls Obama a “liar” over Bain’s involvement in outsourcing.
"At the same time this story came to light, Republicans in the Senate are lining up to kill a Democratic bill that will eliminate tax breaks for companies like Bain that outsource jobs. This bill would take away tax advantages for Bain to kill those 175 Freeport jobs.
Romney is feeling the heat from all of this. The Bain issue has cost Romney in the swing states."
Outsourcing is not IMMORAL, nor is it illegal. The goal of every business is to earn profits (maximize profits).

Why do ignore the fact it is more profitable (sometimes) to establish business in china ?

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