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    Default Why America isn't the greatest country in the world

    Why America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.
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    When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth...

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    It is so scary that we have to watch fake tv shows in order to hear the basic truth today.
    When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth...

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    Default Stats Don't Lie: America Is A Poor Country

    We're number one, sure, but in things like early onset diabetes and per capita incarceration. Today's America is a broken down banana republic, says CJ Werleman, author of Crucifying America and God Hates You, Hate Him Back. Follow him on Twitter @cjwerleman

    This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

    Look at the stats: America resembles a poor country

    AlterNet Last week, President Obama gave one of the most important speeches of his presidency when he spoke about the rapidly growing deficit of opportunity in this country. It was the president’s most focused and deliberate address on income inequality to date, but for many it wasn’t nearly alarmist enough, for it didn’t recognize how far this nation has fallen. It’s time we call it what it is: we’ve become a third-world nation.

    America has become a RINO: rich in name only. By every measure, we look like a broken banana republic. Not a single U.S. city is included in the world’s top 10 most livable cities. Only one U.S. airport makes the list of the top 100 in the world. Our roads, schools and bridges are falling apart, and our trains—none of them high-speed—are running off their tracks. Our high school students are rated 30th in math, and some 30 countries have longer life expectancy and lower rates of infant mortality. The only things America is number one in these days are the number of incarcerated citizens per capita and adult onset diabetes.

    Three decades of trickledown economics; the monopolization, privatization and deregulation of industry; and the destruction of labor protection has resulted in 50 million Americans living in abject poverty, while 400 individuals own more than one-half of the nation’s wealth. As the four Walmart heirs enjoy a higher net worth than the bottom 40 percent, our nation’s sense of food insecurity is more on par with developing countries like Indonesia and Tanzania than with OECD nations like Australia and Canada. In fact, the percentage of Americans who say they could not afford the food needed to feed their families at some point in the last year is three times that of Germany, more than twice than Italy and Canada.

    read more: http://www.alternet.org/economy/amer...n-banana-state

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    This is nothing I have not been aware of for a long time, but then again my head is not stuck in the sand or up somebody's ass.

    The problem a 2 party system with no real differences, owned by the same people, and a trade policy that move our jobs off shore to get slave labor, hence Billionaires when they used to be millionaires. A morally broken country, dumb down in school, very stupid, as evidenced by their voting in Barry a second time. Romney and McCain were also ass's, but Barry,,,oh shit.!!

    There really is no hope at this time, unless new parties are voted in and dems and repu. booted out in mass,,,not gonna happen,,,people way to stupid and easily misled.

    To all you senators and congressmen,,,fuck you all.

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    "The Numbers Are Staggering -- The US Is a 'World Leader' in Child Poverty
    "The callousness of America's political and business leaders is disturbing and shocking once you start looking at the numbers.

    "America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent.

    "Financier and CEO Peter Schiff said, 'People don't go hungry in a capitalist economy.' The 16 million kids on food stamps know what it's like to go hungry. Perhaps, some in Congress would say, those children should be working. 'There is no such thing as a free lunch,' insisted Georgia Representative Jack Kingston, even for schoolkids, who should be required to 'sweep the floor of the cafeteria' (as they actually do at a charter school in Texas).

    "The callousness of U.S. political and business leaders is disturbing, shocking. Hunger is just one of the problems of our children. Teacher Sonya Romero-Smith told about the two little homeless girls she adopted: 'Getting rid of bedbugs, that took us a while. Night terrors, that took a little while. Hoarding food..'

    • America is a 'Leader' in Child Poverty
    • $5 a Day for Food -- But Congress Thought it was Too Much.
    • For Every 2 Homeless Children in 2006, There Are Now 3
    • The US: Near the Bottom in Education, and Sinking
    • Children's Rights? Not in the U.S.

    Read the full article at: http://www.alternet.org/economy/numb...-child-poverty

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    Default Number of Black Children in Poverty Larger than Whites

    Ignoring, of course, the descendants of the native Americans, "The share of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the nation’s economy has improved. But the poverty rate has changed little for black children, the group most likely to be living in poverty, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.... Overall, 20% of children in the U.S., or 14.7 million, lived in poverty in 2013 - down from 22%, or 16.3 million, in 2010. (Poverty in 2013 was defined as living in a household with an annual income below $23,624 for a family of four with two related children.) During this period, the poverty rate declined for Hispanic, white and Asian children. Among black children, however, the rate held steady at about 38%. Black children were almost four times as likely as white or Asian children to be living in poverty in 2013, and significantly more likely than Hispanic children."

    Full article and charts available at: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...-see-declines/

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