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The Land of Plenty For A Few. - Part one of 2 parts

By Jan Lightfoot On July 28 CBS released a thought provoking survey. This study turned our currently held knowledge, upside-down. It claims what the US Labor dept. proclaims about 4 in 5 people are in real poverty. Only they call it near poverty. http://www.cbsnews .com/8301-201_162- 57595861/80-percen t-of-u.s-adults-fa ce-near-poverty- Since the mid 1960's both kids and adults were told only 1 in 5 were caught in the hardship called poverty. That misinformation released by a greatly flawed designed governmental study, meant society could rest assured human lack, only struck those who did not manage their money correctly. It allowed employers to continue to pay less than the need. The flawed design was handed to one mathematician at the Social Security division, was she told to find a method to reproduce the 40 million estimated to be in poverty. Was this the number the government had wrongly Guessed was in poverty? The leader of the small group “End All poverty NOW” thinks so. What other reasonable explanations was there for Molly Orshansky to only consider the basic need of FOOD, and omit Rent, clothes, laundry, getting to work and the doctors and transportation home from buying a week worth of food? Not to mention over the counter medication, heat, electric, etc. (1). She received the award for the cost of living she created so was she directed by her bosses to only consider the basic of food? So, by omitting other minimum costs of living she created an extreme poverty level. It is NOT the index of real poverty. It is logical to assume Molly carried out her bosses wishes. That is what Americans has worship, since around 1965. Yes, back in the 1960's Employers paid for health insurance and work clothes. The working families still paid for the deductable called co-pay today. Why weren’t the other basics considered in the work Molly Orshansky won an award for in 1976? The New Colorado Springs group to be called End All Poverty NOW, hopes to register with the state of Colorado as a non-profit, before Christmas and the winter holidays, is seeking a few economist, a student to help us draft an economic model which will change the number back from 4 in 5 needlessly suffering lack of the income covering the basics. To less than the amount we falsely believed in, to 1 in 25 or less. I lack the citation, but 5-7 years ago I came across the web page by the US Department of Labor, that only 30% of American Workers are paid a livable wage. Either one makes a salary enough to pay the deflated livable wage-or they are mired in poverty. Using the governments own figures as gospel, that would entail a society with at least 70% of all workers and their family at the economic bottom of the heap. More if you count the real livable wage of employees making 1.4 times the monthly rent each week, instead of the $10 an hour the U.S. Dept of Labor, used. (2) 70% of workers being in poverty is closer to the AP wire study of 80%, than what American’s believed for nearly 6 decades.  (Aug 30, 2013 | post #1)