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

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Richmma80, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Richmma80 Purple Belt

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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/

     
  2. TheTimeIsNotNow Silver Belt

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    It’s almost as if there are other European countries other than Germany, France and the U.K.
     
  3. Seano Hands of bone

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  4. Makani Ain't Nobody Ever Been Free

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    lol, and how much richer are the top 20%?
     
  5. Dirt Road Soldier All Praise To The Gun!

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    Maybe you should stop worrying about the Joneses, eh?
     
  6. FierceRedBelt Red Belt

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    Does anyone ever really feel like working? Unless you're getting paid to do something you'd do regardless.
     
  7. Seano Hands of bone

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    People with pride in themselves. I guess that is more rare today as well.
     
  8. Cole train Silver Belt

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    Think we had a thread about this a while back
     
  9. Dirt Road Soldier All Praise To The Gun!

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    I'd sooner be digging ditches than sitting at home doing nothing all day.
     
  10. MIKOM Making it up as I go along.

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    "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?
     
  11. brackis1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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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 and the middle class should sneer at the uppity poors.
     
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  12. Zazen Black Belt

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    Are you a bernie supporter?
     
  13. monster zero I want my chips with the DIP

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  14. Sano Silver Belt

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    We already went over this study, it's complete bullshit.
     
  15. AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    Another fine example of how you can twist statistics to say anything you want .

    Although this effort is particularly weak .
     
  16. bobgeese Gold Belt

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    <DCrying>



    Get a job.
     
  17. Fox by the Sea Lighthouse Keeper Platinum Member

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    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.
     
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  19. errol ansen Orange Belt Platinum Member

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    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!
     
  20. bobgeese Gold Belt

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    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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