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What is shocking is that in the 21st century in the United States of America, people earning $6 an hour and having no medical insurance are considered to be above the poverty line...
"Not to mention the likely second-guessing for walking away from a pot of federal dollars estimated at nearly $1 trillion nationally over a decade."
When will reporters and voter understand that there is no such thing as "Federal dollars" it is all money from tax payers
What's just as shocking is the fact that the CEO's in the "Fix The Debt" group want to cut aid to those very same people in order to preserve tax cuts to the very rich, while at the same time underfunding or discontinuing pension plans for their own workers.
They expect the "underclass" to work a lifetime for minimal pay and no pension, then starve them of the benefits they paid into their entire working career
I told the "fix the debt" group what I thought of them. What a joke. They are all super rich and could careless about anyone else. Work to the bone.
Lots of statistica flying around but I want to know how many of these "poor" people are legal immigrants and how many are in the country illegally?
I'm wrapping my head around a poverty level of $11,170 for an individual. The Kaiser medical foundation recently found that single coverage costs for insurance are about $5,600 per year for individuals. So what is a living wage and does it include medical insurance coverage?
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