U.S. Poverty is MUCH WORSE Under Trump

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    According to UN reports,  the rate of poverty in the United States has exacerbated under Donald Trump.   Well, Trump always proclaimed that the unemployment rate has significantly decreased under his presidency.  However, the UN reports indicated that under the presidency of Trump, there is an increased chasm of inequality between the haves & have nots.  The UN report further stated that the poor in the United States have become even more destitute. Your thoughts?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hard to believe that getting a job makes one destitute.  Also hard to understand why an increasing number of rich people makes the numbers of poor rise as well.

      What else would you expect a socialist to say?  When the US fails to follow socialistic policies it is wrong, and nothing the UN has to say will change that.

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        promisemposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Taking care of people who can't take care of themselves -- i.e., mentally ill and developmentally disabled -- is not socialism. It's simple Christian compassion.

        Stripping away support for poor people who make $7.25 an hour will indeed increase the number of poor.

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          And the rest of the millions being "taken care of" by teaching them dependence on government charity?  Is that "simple Christian compassion" too?  Or just "share the wealth, as long is it's not taken from me"?

          1. Randy Godwin profile image61
            Randy Godwinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Gee Dan, the govt. must have took millions from you to have such an attitude towards those who can't help themselves. Perhaps Spanky will give all of it back to you before he's impeached. tongue

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              It's almost comical (but mostly just sad) that you and promisem actually believe that some 160 million Americans are incapable of supporting themselves.  I'm glad I do not live in your world, or with that kind of attitude.

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                promisemposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Why do extremists always feel the need to get personal? Maybe because they realize their beliefs have no basis in fact, logic or reality.

                1. wilderness profile image95
                  wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Right.  No basis in reality...as in thinking half our people do not have the ability to provide for their own needs.  You believe that if you wish - I have a much higher opinion of people in general.

              2. Randy Godwin profile image61
                Randy Godwinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                I'm pleased I don't have your attitude for others.

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            promisemposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Evasion and distortion once again.

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      ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'd have to make the call , B.S. , why ?     What U.N. organization in year one and a half can tell that poverty is worse under this president ?  Worse how , worse where , worse how much ?  No........The U.N. is a useless organization incapable of doing anything without the explicit involvement of the US , the UK  and few others ............But some want us to believe that all of a sudden the UN. has a finger on the pulse of the inner US ?  No, The U.N.  is incapable of that and far , far more in fact  .

    3. JAKE Earthshine profile image70
      JAKE Earthshineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What else could anyone possibly expect from an illegitimate Russian Poodle elitist like Spanky Trump whose only piece of corrupt legislation to date implemented corporate welfare tax cuts  for his elite Wall Street pals while workers got temporary crumbs which will easily be consumed by Trump's nose bleed gas prices?

      Over 80% of the benefit was given to this lovely piece of work and his elitist snippity wife while the average worker got the shaft: Yup, WINNING all right:


      This was made possibly by the Russian controlled republican congress:

    4. mike102771 profile image72
      mike102771posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you are going to base your argument on a report(s), then please post links to the report(s), or UN might as well stand for Unidentifiable Nonsense

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    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    What 6.67 unfilled ,   available jobs in the US market ? I think almost exactly the same amount of registered unemployed as well ?     So where does this  160 million non-self supporting number come from ?
    Homeless , somewhere between 300,000 and 600,000?

    I saw plenty of homeless while traveling around the US last year , sitting on curbs with signs and  cash jars , usually with a "god bless any help  "sign ,  a few in particular outside of a pot dispensary joint in Colorado , sitting in the parking lot across the way I also noticed when they got a bit of cash  how quickly they disappeared from view ........wonder where they went ?

    My wife , retired , works part time in a green house down the road , 10.00 an hour cash , any hours ,name your hours  any days you want , the owners cannot get enough help from anywhere . There is only one  rule in the  New Revolutionary Start up Manual ,    the participants will all show up but only when absolute hunger threatens the masses ..........America isn't anywhere near hungry !

  3. Live to Learn profile image60
    Live to Learnposted 5 years ago

    I have to agree that I'm surprised. That the UN could come to such a conclusion so quickly into the man's presidency is astounding, or bogus. You choose.

    There is a growing divide between the rich and the poor. The middle class is being strapped, more and more, through stagnant wage growth and inflation. However, blaming Trump is,at best, inflammatory. At worst, ignorance.

  4. Credence2 profile image80
    Credence2posted 5 years ago

    Go right ahead, Rightwingers, shoot the messenger?

  5. IslandBites profile image88
    IslandBitesposted 5 years ago

    Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and
    human rights on his mission to the United States of America



    "The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, is a feisty Australian and New York University law professor who has a fearsome track record of holding power to account. He tore a strip off the Saudi Arabian regime for its treatment of women months before the kingdom legalized their right to drive, denounced the Brazilian government for attacking the poor through austerity, and even excoriated the UN itself for importing cholera to Haiti.

    The US is no stranger to Alston’s withering tongue, having come under heavy criticism from him for its program of drone strikes on terrorist targets abroad. In his previous role as UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Alston blamed the Obama administration and the CIA for killing many innocent civilians in attacks he said were of dubious international legality."

  6. lovetherain profile image80
    lovetherainposted 5 years ago

    When all the crazies can't afford their meds due to medicaid/disability cuts, where do you think they will go?

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    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    For one , as has been well  reported for  decades , less than one third of Americans are happy with US involvement in and the expensive and ineffectiveness of  The UN ?    Yet Trump Obstructionist  number  96 becomes a negative UN opinion of the US  ?

    Yup............speak up liberals,  we're all listening intently .


    1. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Big deal, Congress has enjoyed an approval rating of less than 30 percent, so do we do away with Congress? I think that Trump sucks and at this stage, I give more credibility to the UN over anything he says.

      Am I having a flare-up of my TDS affliction?

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        ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Why DOES the left and in particular your anti-Trump  left have such difficulty connecting the dots ?   You in particular love to give today's economic success'  and all of it's credit to the Obama years ;     Why don't you then credit   that this homeless  and poverty situation in America today IS Obama's fault ?

        Obama gets all the credit ---then certainly he gets the blame with it ?
        Perhaps this is where your TDS  will " flare up ".

        1. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          So, let's do the reverse, can Trump accept credit for homelessness and poverty existing today? You and Trump can take the exclusive blame for that since you think Trump deserves exclusive credit for his "economic miracle"?

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Why is never, ever the homeless or poor individual that is given the blame?  Why is it always someone else - why are people never held accountable themselves for their poor decisions?

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              ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Its group thought ,.... If only all the homeless would just get on the bus and vote liberals as told ? --Then quickly drop them all off at the homeless shelter or under the bridge ,or the wooded section behind *Apple-Google  headquarters , or somewhere outside of the gated communities .

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            ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            The economic storm of today is self driving corporate love and confidence  for domestic political , conservative policy  Simple . 

            Otherwise ?       
            You and I both know well that the only corporate love of Democratic politics is in the organized labor business of group votes ! But then Unions never feed the economic growth machine . Prove me wrong .


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