US poverty on track to rise to highes...

US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

There are 150 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Jul 23, 2012, titled US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s. In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s.

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#22 Aug 4, 2012
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Just as I will never forget what this democrat Obama wrought upon this nation.
Well, I've gone on record as thinking the time has come to drop them both, and begin trying to develop a valid third party.

It seems he job was just too big for Obama... can't say there's really any inspiration for giving the guy four more year to /maybe/ try and get it right.

Gary Johnson for President in 2012... a long shot but looks more and more the best man for the job.

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Slade Blade

Columbus, GA

#23 Aug 5, 2012
I think Obama is the worst Prez ever.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#24 Aug 5, 2012
Slade Blade wrote:
I think Obama is the worst Prez ever.
So far George Bush still holds that title.
Druid Hills Commando

Decatur, GA

#25 Aug 7, 2012
I am a democrat but not a Obama democrat.
I did not like Bush but would not say he was the worst president ever. I would have to ask though, ne the reasons why you think Bush is the worst President ever.
The republicans who say Obama is can name many valid points to back up their opinions, so why do you say Bush is the worst President ever?
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#26 Aug 7, 2012
We need to build a healthy third party for 2016, until then let's don't let Greed Gland Romney spread our cheeks for 4 years and expect us all to like it. I think business should provide the majority of jobs, provided there is governmental oversight of their paperwork. As a political science major with a 4 year degree, we learned that democrats trust the government to spread jobs and and manage the countries money supply. republicans trust business and for the last 30 years major giant corporations to provide jobs and " Trickle Down " wealth. The problem is for the past 30 years business wants to control the money supply with no accountability and no oversight thus allowing a few devious individuals to grow the economy and when their evil bad business practices fail they want the Government{ You and Me} to pay for all the calamity they created. Once again somewhere in between and where we should be but when one side worships the government and the other side worships the rich and large corporations there is no give and take.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#27 Aug 7, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
So far George Bush still holds that title.
Yes Bush still holds the title. I had Lyndon Johnson number one until the second Bush. Had Lyndon {Texas} Johnson have had 8 years instead of 5 it would have been a clearer answer for me. I think Johnson may have won and kept the title even as bad as Bush was. You see when you're an independent you don't have complete tunnel vision as these dems and repubs. Joghson off course being a democrat,or dirty democrat as my aunt used to say, and Bush being a republican.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#28 Aug 7, 2012
Druid Hills Commando wrote:
I am a democrat but not a Obama democrat.
I did not like Bush but would not say he was the worst president ever. I would have to ask though, ne the reasons why you think Bush is the worst President ever.
The republicans who say Obama is can name many valid points to back up their opinions, so why do you say Bush is the worst President ever?
That's one of my favorite topics, Commando, although I rarely find anyone who seems capable of discussing it intelligently and calmly... no offense, but intellect isn't exactly a Republican strong suit.

I've been writing about this for a few yars now, so rather than immediately repeat myself once again, since most Bush defenders tend to go away without responding once the facts begin to be exposed to daylight and modern times, here's mostly where it began, a run-down of what George Bush himself was left with, and the fact that he trashed all the progress made in the Clinton era.

Then we can take it from there:

https://groups.google.com/forum/... #!topic/alt.politics/DZqk6okjU D8

Exactly... that's how Obama came to be elected in the first place,
since in comparison with how Clinton left Bush and the way Bush
wrecked practically every bit of progress in eight years, the voters
decided they'd had enough of the Republican fiasco. Nobody, certainly
not Obama, ever claimed undoing the mess would be easy. Not at all...
Bush left a mess for the people who have to follow him to try to
fix... in this case, Obama. As a President George Bush was simply
inept, and he was too much of a stubborn dullard to think on his feet
and make changes in strategy when they were needed. "Mess" may not be
the proper word, maybe it is. I often notice these forgetful moments
when supporters of folks like Bush come up. I suppose I need to run
through a short reminder of how Bill Clinton left the situation (for
the popularly elected Al Gore, btw) and where things went during the
George Bush eight years... 1.) Economy: Good 2.) Wages: Up 3.)
Poverty: Down 4.) Unemployment: Down 5:) Housing: Up 6:) Crime: Down
7.) Stock Market: Up 8.) World: At Peace At the end of the Bush term
all the above eight points were pretty much at the opposite extreme...
Bush's "mess" does seem about right, after all. A fouled-up situation
like Bush left Obama will quite rightly take a number of years to set
right... and no one was under the delusion it would be an easy thing
to fix, the mess Bush made.-- Will Dockery 9-30-2011

--
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Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#30 Aug 8, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
That's one of my favorite topics, Commando, although I rarely find anyone who seems capable of discussing it intelligently and calmly... no offense, but intellect isn't exactly a Republican strong suit.
I've been writing about this for a few yars now, so rather than immediately repeat myself once again, since most Bush defenders tend to go away without responding once the facts begin to be exposed to daylight and modern times, here's mostly where it began, a run-down of what George Bush himself was left with, and the fact that he trashed all the progress made in the Clinton era.
Then we can take it from there:
https://groups.google.com/forum/... #!topic/alt.politics/DZqk6okjU D8
Exactly... that's how Obama came to be elected in the first place,
since in comparison with how Clinton left Bush and the way Bush
wrecked practically every bit of progress in eight years, the voters
decided they'd had enough of the Republican fiasco. Nobody, certainly
not Obama, ever claimed undoing the mess would be easy. Not at all...
Bush left a mess for the people who have to follow him to try to
fix... in this case, Obama. As a President George Bush was simply
inept, and he was too much of a stubborn dullard to think on his feet
and make changes in strategy when they were needed. "Mess" may not be
the proper word, maybe it is. I often notice these forgetful moments
when supporters of folks like Bush come up. I suppose I need to run
through a short reminder of how Bill Clinton left the situation (for
the popularly elected Al Gore, btw) and where things went during the
George Bush eight years... 1.) Economy: Good 2.) Wages: Up 3.)
Poverty: Down 4.) Unemployment: Down 5:) Housing: Up 6:) Crime: Down
7.) Stock Market: Up 8.) World: At Peace At the end of the Bush term
all the above eight points were pretty much at the opposite extreme...
Bush's "mess" does seem about right, after all. A fouled-up situation
like Bush left Obama will quite rightly take a number of years to set
right... and no one was under the delusion it would be an easy thing
to fix, the mess Bush made.-- Will Dockery 9-30-2011
--
Truck Stop Woman / Will Dockery & Henry Conley:
http://youtu.be/Hv6u6GNe6Kk
The Bush followers are like the Jim Jones cult in 1978 that drank poison cause their leader said they should do. You just have to pity these poor fools. When you drive past West Central Mental Hospital in east Columbus you don't try to convince them you feel sorry for and pray for them.The wealthy who control the party have brain-washed them into thinking that rich folks are nice kind and gentle caring giving people. This may have been true 35 years ago but the wealthy have turned into greedy monsters who want total control over all of us. they keep rich bought and pay for politicians in power by conning these poor and middle class repubs into voting for their{the rich man's pick} candidate so they can continue to gobble up all our existing wealth and resources.
Cataula Bob

Columbus, GA

#31 Aug 8, 2012
The monsters are the Obama socialists. They have created this entitlement mentality that B.O. has perfected. America "owes us something" just because.
If you were successful you got it unfairly now give me mine.
You talk about a warped sense of thinking, these aren't the democrats of 20-30 years ago, these are radicals who want to change our form of government and place chains on all its citizens.
Obama needs to be voted out.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#32 Aug 9, 2012
Columbus Native wrote:
<quoted text>Yes Bush still holds the title. I had Lyndon Johnson number one until the second Bush. Had Lyndon {Texas} Johnson have had 8 years instead of 5 it would have been a clearer answer for me. I think Johnson may have won and kept the title even as bad as Bush was. You see when you're an independent you don't have complete tunnel vision as these dems and repubs. Joghson off course being a democrat,or dirty democrat as my aunt used to say, and Bush being a republican.
Exactly... the real key is to see the situation from more than one perspective, then try to grasp the "lesser of two evils".

Both being "evil", which is less likely to harm you as much.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#33 Aug 9, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly... the real key is to see the situation from more than one perspective, then try to grasp the "lesser of two evils".
Both being "evil", which is less likely to harm you as much.
I would just encourage another 4 years of Obama. A vote for the existing 3rd party will just tilt the election in favor of "lets hope not" romney. Meanwhile over the next 4 years let's all of us 32% of the voting population independents try and find a truly good leader.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#34 Aug 9, 2012
Columbus Native wrote:
<quoted text>I would just encourage another 4 years of Obama. A vote for the existing 3rd party will just tilt the election in favor of "lets hope not" romney. Meanwhile over the next 4 years let's all of us 32% of the voting population independents try and find a truly good leader.
Good points of course... but does Romney even stand a chance of winning at this point?

How are the Polls looking?

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Social Security is Great

Edmond, OK

#35 Aug 10, 2012
Cataula Bob wrote:
The monsters are the Obama socialists. They have created this entitlement mentality that B.O. has perfected. America "owes us something" just because.
If you were successful you got it unfairly now give me mine.
You talk about a warped sense of thinking, these aren't the democrats of 20-30 years ago, these are radicals who want to change our form of government and place chains on all its citizens.
Obama needs to be voted out.
Republican Monsters and their politicians have created a god like atmosphere around the wealthy. They gave the CEO's and major corporations an giant tax break entitlement mind-set. I believe if Obama makes it another 4 years and it looks more promising everday. The bloated military, DEA, fbi and such shall automatically take a huge budget cut come Jan 2013. Also the huge tax cuts favoring republican gods will be discontinued. That being the 1% who have gained 259% increase in money resources over the past 10 years. We will have to work extra hard to undue the tremendous damage caused by Bush but by golly we are sure gonna try.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#36 Aug 10, 2012
Druid Hills Commando wrote:
I am a democrat but not a Obama democrat.
I agree pretty much on the "Democrat statement" there, Commando.

As I posted earlier, I have no interest in the agendas of most og either the Conservative or Liberal factions, most of which I see as eilly extreme thinking.

What I want to see is laws that are logical and policies that "do the right thing".

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“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#38 Aug 11, 2012
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Just as I will never forget what this democrat Obama wrought upon this nation.
It is truly unprecedented. He has guided the largest decline in America in recent times.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#39 Aug 11, 2012
No, as I've stated more than once, I wish we could say something like this but Obama's failure to correct the mess George Bush left him is obvious.

Obama's best move now would be to admit this and ask the American people to give him another four years to attempt to straighten the mess out. On that track, I notice how all the Republican/Bush Groupies have completely pretended that this post doesn't exist:

That's one of my favorite topics, Commando, although I rarely find anyone who seems capable of discussing it intelligently and calmly... no offense, but intellect isn't exactly a Republican strong suit.

I've been writing about this for a few yars now, so rather than immediately repeat myself once again, since most Bush defenders tend to go away without responding once the facts begin to be exposed to daylight and modern times, here's mostly where it began, a run-down of what George Bush himself was left with, and the fact that he trashed all the progress made in the Clinton era.
Then we can take it from there...

https://groups.google.com/forum/... #!topic/alt.politics/DZqk6okjU D8

Exactly... that's how Obama came to be elected in the first place,
since in comparison with how Clinton left Bush and the way Bush
wrecked practically every bit of progress in eight years, the voters
decided they'd had enough of the Republican fiasco. Nobody, certainly
not Obama, ever claimed undoing the mess would be easy. Not at all...
Bush left a mess for the people who have to follow him to try to
fix... in this case, Obama. As a President George Bush was simply
inept, and he was too much of a stubborn dullard to think on his feet
and make changes in strategy when they were needed. "Mess" may not be
the proper word, maybe it is. I often notice these forgetful moments
when supporters of folks like Bush come up. I suppose I need to run
through a short reminder of how Bill Clinton left the situation (for
the popularly elected Al Gore, btw) and where things went during the
George Bush eight years... 1.) Economy: Good 2.) Wages: Up 3.)
Poverty: Down 4.) Unemployment: Down 5:) Housing: Up 6:) Crime: Down
7.) Stock Market: Up 8.) World: At Peace At the end of the Bush term
all the above eight points were pretty much at the opposite extreme...
Bush's "mess" does seem about right, after all. A fouled-up situation
like Bush left Obama will quite rightly take a number of years to set
right... and no one was under the delusion it would be an easy thing
to fix, the mess Bush made.-- Will Dockery 9-30-2011

--
Twilight Girl / Will Dockery & Henry Conley
http://youtu.be/BYETTK16jQI
Frank

Columbus, GA

#40 Aug 11, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
No,
That would be impressive if it was true. You aren't the sharpest tool in the shed are you boy?

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#41 Aug 11, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be impressive
If you weren't blinded by Republican propoganda?

"We know."

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Truth

Columbus, GA

#42 Aug 11, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
If you weren't blinded by Republican propoganda?
"We know."
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The only one with the propaganda is you fool.

But of course that's what we are aall used to from you on Topix.

"We know"

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#43 Aug 11, 2012
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
The only one with the propaganda
Don't you ever get weary of always being wrong, "Truth"?

Your continual lies and misrepresentations about me just don't stick... as we all know, which is why you make your attacks while hiding behind your fake name.

Here's what I wrote... prove me wrong:

That's one of my favorite topics, Commando, although I rarely find anyone who seems capable of discussing it intelligently and calmly... no offense, but intellect isn't exactly a Republican strong suit.

I've been writing about this for a few yars now, so rather than immediately repeat myself once again, since most Bush defenders tend to go away without responding once the facts begin to be exposed to daylight and modern times, here's mostly where it began, a run-down of what George Bush himself was left with, and the fact that he trashed all the progress made in the Clinton era.
Then we can take it from there...

https://groups.google.com/forum/... #!topic/alt.politics/DZqk6okjU D8

Exactly... that's how Obama came to be elected in the first place,
since in comparison with how Clinton left Bush and the way Bush
wrecked practically every bit of progress in eight years, the voters
decided they'd had enough of the Republican fiasco. Nobody, certainly
not Obama, ever claimed undoing the mess would be easy. Not at all...
Bush left a mess for the people who have to follow him to try to
fix... in this case, Obama. As a President George Bush was simply
inept, and he was too much of a stubborn dullard to think on his feet
and make changes in strategy when they were needed. "Mess" may not be
the proper word, maybe it is. I often notice these forgetful moments
when supporters of folks like Bush come up. I suppose I need to run
through a short reminder of how Bill Clinton left the situation (for
the popularly elected Al Gore, btw) and where things went during the
George Bush eight years... 1.) Economy: Good 2.) Wages: Up 3.)
Poverty: Down 4.) Unemployment: Down 5:) Housing: Up 6:) Crime: Down
7.) Stock Market: Up 8.) World: At Peace At the end of the Bush term
all the above eight points were pretty much at the opposite extreme...
Bush's "mess" does seem about right, after all. A fouled-up situation
like Bush left Obama will quite rightly take a number of years to set
right... and no one was under the delusion it would be an easy thing
to fix, the mess Bush made.-- Will Dockery 9-30-2011

Okay, "Truth", there was the *real* truth... now prove me wrong or do your usual trick and vanish for a while... heh.

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