Economy The Poorest 20% of Americans Are Richer on Average Than Most European Nations

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I always had this feeling that Americans have a lot more "stuff" than people in other countries, even our poor people.

https://fee.org/articles/the-poorest-20-of-americans-are-richer-than-most-nations-of-europe/

groundbreaking study by Just Facts has discovered that after accounting for all income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits like subsidized housing and food stamps, the poorest 20 percent of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries
 
It’s almost as if there are other European countries other than Germany, France and the U.K.
 
lol, and how much richer are the top 20%?
 
Poor today isn't the same as poor when most of us were kids. Poor today just means you don't feel like working.
Does anyone ever really feel like working? Unless you're getting paid to do something you'd do regardless.
 
Does anyone ever really feel like working? Unless you're getting paid to do something you'd do regardless.
People with pride in themselves. I guess that is more rare today as well.
 
Think we had a thread about this a while back
 
"the poorest 20 percent of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries"

1 in every 32 adult Americans are under some sort of criminal justice system control.
Are prisons considered as goods and services in this report?
 
lol this is the most dogshit right wing garbage.
"groundbreaking study by Just Facts has discovered that after accounting for all income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits like subsidized housing and food stamps, the poorest 20 percent of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries"

So in translation:
We worship at the feet of the rich writing misleading tabloid garbage that tries to imply that poor people have it great by running weird tallies of all the potential charities and government program they could conceivably get then compare it to a ridiculously lower cost of living area like eastern Europe which is also a shithole. therefor super rich people are great, government is bad, and poors need to vote for less taxes and the middle class should sneer at the uppity poors.
 
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lol this is the most dogshit right wing garbage.
"groundbreaking study by Just Facts has discovered that after accounting for all income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits like subsidized housing and food stamps, the poorest 20 percent of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries"

So in translation:
We worship at the feet of the rich writing misleading tabloid garbage that tries to imply that poor people have it great by running weird tallies of all the potential charities and government program they could conceivably get then compare it to a ridiculously lower cost of living area like eastern europe which is also a shithole. therefor super rich people are great, government is bad, and poors need to vote for less taxes"

Are you a bernie supporter?
 
We already went over this study, it's complete bullshit.
 
Another fine example of how you can twist statistics to say anything you want .

Although this effort is particularly weak .
 
lol this is the most dogshit right wing garbage.
"groundbreaking study by Just Facts has discovered that after accounting for all income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits like subsidized housing and food stamps, the poorest 20 percent of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries"

So in translation:
We worship at the feet of the rich writing misleading tabloid garbage that tries to imply that poor people have it great by running weird tallies of all the potential charities and government program they could conceivably get then compare it to a ridiculously lower cost of living area like eastern Europe which is also a shithole. therefor super rich people are great, government is bad, and poors need to vote for less taxes and the middle class should sneer at the uppity poors.



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Get a job.
 
i dont buy it.
been to poor america and been to poor europe.
i'd rather be in poor europe, at least there's free healthcare and education.
 
The only people shocked that this could very well be true are those who don't seem to get that there is such a spectrum when it comes to wealth among European states.

Also, would you rather be poor in America with a bit more "stuff" or in a state where you can go to school and the hospital for free or next to nothing?

Americans be like yeahh, we got more stuffs! America, F Yeah!
 
Poor in America means you don’t have air conditioning.

I’m exaggerating of course, but it’s to make a point. At least in a populated city, many have

Tv
Phones
Benefit cards/snap etc
Depending on the area, big houses compared to Europe


In America, the non content poor are mentally ill, or have health issues. I wish we did more to help them.
 

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