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QUOTE (Iwritecode @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 10:20 AM)
In the overall scheme of things, 1 million isn't a lot. There are 123 million full-time workers in the country right now. I don't know if that includes part time workers or not. Less than 1% of them live in poverty?

 

It's 1 million workers specifically in the retail sector, not 1 million total.

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QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 10:27 AM)
It's 1 million workers specifically in the retail sector, not 1 million total.

 

Oh, that makes more sense.

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Just some general poverty statistics, not broken down by working but still considered below poverty line...but it was around 45 million Americans, or 14.5% of US population

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/p..._n_5828974.html

 

 

One cause of this grim trend could be that U.S. policy makers have increasingly ignored the needs of the very poor. In the latest recovery, the Republican-controlled Congress has slashed billions from the government food-stamp program and ended extended unemployment benefits that were helping more than a million long-term unemployed people.

 

These Census poverty numbers don’t take into account government benefits such as food stamps and Medicaid. That could have a big effect on poverty levels. For example, if food-stamp benefits were counted as income, then about 3.7 million fewer people would be included in poverty, according to the Census Bureau.

 

The annual income threshold for being counted as living in poverty was $11,490 last year for a person and $23,550 for a family of four.

 

Poverty is particularly dire for single mothers: A third of all families headed by single women were in poverty last year — that’s 15.6 million such households.

 

The black poverty rate was 27.2 percent, unchanged from 2012 and higher than 24.3 percent before the recession began. More than 11 million black Americans lived below the poverty level last year. About 42.5 percent of the households headed by single black women were in poverty. The Hispanic poverty rate was 23.5 percent.

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QUOTE (Big Hurtin @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 12:45 PM)
So, Ttump is sending nonexistent jets to a nonexistent country?

 

Do you like all those F52s we sent you?

 

*confused nod*

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At first I thought it was President Bannon, then I thought perhaps President Jared, but now we know Fox and Friends is truly the President of the United States. Trump is their parrot.

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QUOTE (raBBit @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 08:51 AM)
https://t.co/3goQfjM7vC

 

Country’s top employer raises minimum wage and gives bonuses as a result of laying off workers.

Fixed

 

Amazing that news came out the very same day they closed a bunch of stores and layed off thousands. Probably just a coincidence.

 

Walmart only made $124 billion profit in 2017. Good thing this tax cut freed up some cash to pay their lowest employees an extra $7 a day.

Edited by Dick Allen

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Trump:

“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday.

 

Definitely not a racist.

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QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 04:01 PM)
Trump:

 

 

Definitely not a racist.

 

Norway people have it too good to come here.

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QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 04:01 PM)
Trump:

 

 

Definitely not a racist.

 

come on, we all know racism isn't even real any more and nobody even knows any racists

 

 

the official WH response isn't denying it, either, but it is doubling down on xenophobic fear-mongering and lies. Don't forget the recent story that he also said everyone from Haiti has AIDS.

 

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Edited by StrangeSox

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Remember when “some” tried to convince us Trump wasn’t a racist? That was funny.

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QUOTE (Tony @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 02:43 PM)
Remember when “some” tried to convince us Trump wasn’t a racist? That was funny.

 

I asked a couple of rich people from Mississippi what they thought of Trump. They think he's doing a fine job and they do not think he's racist. Case closed.

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QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 12:53 PM)
Walmart closing lots of Sam's Clubs at end of month. That tax cut!

 

53 stores, and they're laying off thousands of workers. Pretty easy way to offset those $1k* bonuses

 

 

*must have worked for Walmart for 20 years to receive $1k

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Have we already forgotten how people from Ireland, Italy and even Germany were treated when they originally came to Ellis Island?

 

Or how the new British colonies were perceived to be a "s***hole" by the rest of Europe 200-300+ years ago...especially Georgia, as it was a penal colony?

 

But this is the way that Trump really thinks...obviously, no Trump International Hotels, casinos or golf courses in Haiti or Africa.

 

Down with the "blah" people, blah, blah, blah.

 

The irony is that there will really be some outstanding business opportunities in Africa over the next 25-50 years, but, to the Trumps, it's only a hunting ground for wild animals that can hardly fight back against high-powered rifles from long distance.

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I can't wait until Don, Jr., Jared and Ivanka get their comeuppance at the hands of Mueller. Even Hope Hicks is going to be out, because she was part of of those meetings about covering up the original Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. Eric will be the only one left standing. The majority of Trump businesses will end up being wounded, if not crippled, due to his time as President.

 

Sadly, that only leaves the likes of Rex Tillerson, Peter Navarro, Stephen Miller and Mike Pence to run the country...along with Mattis, Kelly (who will undoubtedly be replaced or resign when Trump is gone) and McMaster.

Edited by caulfield12

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Wapo updated with more

 

“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”

 

 

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QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 07:46 PM)
Wapo updated with more

 

“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”

 

Has WaPo ever had to confirm that these sources or "people" are legit?

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 07:54 PM)
Has WaPo ever had to confirm that these sources or "people" are legit?

Not great when the White House didn’t deny any of it...

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 07:54 PM)
Has WaPo ever had to confirm that these sources or "people" are legit?

 

CNN confirmed and the White House didn't deny, nor did any of the people present at the meeting.

 

Trump is a deeply racist man and has been openly so for years. This shouldn't surprise anyone.

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There were supposedly 7-8 witnesses.

 

Lindsey Graham (SC) was one of them. It's not getting walked back, and his base would be furious if he apologized, anyway.

 

Now the tricky part is weathering the storm over immigration next week. He's going to eventually have to PICK a lane. He can't simply defer to "whatever those smart guys in Congress" come up with and go with the flow.

 

This might be his first real act of political courage...in the sense that a wrong move here splits the party even more apart and risks the relationship with his base of supporters.

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