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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-29-13 09:02 AM
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Survey: 80% of U.S. adults face near poverty, unemployment.
80 Percent Of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment: Survey

By HOPE YEN 07/28/13 09:37 PM ET EDT

WASHINGTON Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.

The findings come as President Barack Obama tries to renew his administration's emphasis on the economy, saying in recent speeches that his highest priority is to "rebuild ladders of opportunity" and reverse income inequality.

As nonwhites approach a numerical majority in the U.S., one question is how public programs to lift the disadvantaged should be best focused on the affirmative action that historically has tried to eliminate the racial barriers seen as the major impediment to economic equality, or simply on improving socioeconomic status for all, regardless of race.

Hardship is particularly growing among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy "poor."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/28/poverty-unempl...

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-29-13 02:56 PM
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1. The TPP will straighten out the domestic economy.
Not!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-29-13 05:49 PM
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2. Not only the economy. Corporations will be able to override state laws.
So, we will cease to have even an illusion of representative government at the state level.

Seriously, any Senator who votes for it should be tarred and feathered.

And, in all likelihood, only a Democratic President could get the Senate to approve it.
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