VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
i was an infantry marine 3/7, till i got my hand shot off in Ramadi in oct of 2005 and i do agree with you we are all rich live in the USA
this is ridiculous, the poorest county in all of the U.S. is better off than some of the best countries in the world...if you want to see poor, go hang out in Hattie or Tanzania, it will change your perspective. Soft, spoiled,and ungrateful is what we have become in the U.S.
The statistics are averages of an overall population and condition. While some Average incomes are over the national norm, this usually is rendered pointless by the cost to live in these areas. Some people have said that they find it funny or odd that these low income counties house large factions of native Americans and immigrants which is true.
That means there is a large reservation within the boundaries or more than likely an area of agricultural significance which would explain large contingents of Hispanics.
This is not so much about politics as it is about the type of work available, weather conditions during the cold months, and people who are unwilling to better their conditions or all of the above.
This has been a fact through most political administrations since the inception of the United States. I have seen numerous documentaries about impoverished areas, but I will use the Appalachians as my example.
This is a group of predominately white people who have basically been born into poverty and government assistance for the past (I'm guessing here) 50 years or so. This is a state of mind that the government has dumped tons of time, money and energy into but to no avail. You can't help those who don't want to be helped.
Bottom line, the way to greatness is through self reliance and the willingness to improve ones condition and that takes a lot of work. No article, skewed or not, and no political party with their policy convictions can fix this. If you want out of the mess, you need to be diligent and do your civic duties of voting and bring about positive changes through personal action and volunteerism that reflect a strong conviction to make this a better place for you and your family. NO EXCUSES! Nothing to it but to do it!
With poverty on the rise.....this will be the norm not the exception...under the Republican control of Congress....that represents 99 % of the county's listed here.
When a Republican keeps the people poor and uneducated than means a much greater labor surplus that will be easily exploded. You will now beable to pay them half the normal wages and you will never have to pay them any benefits. That is the desire and will........ of all Republicans.
I do missionary work outside the U.S. and what the rest of the world considers poverty is a far cry from what the U.S. considers poverty. That teenager working the window at McDonalds is in the top 7% of global wage earners. The per capita income of some of the villages I work in is less than $300.00 per annum. Dirt floor shacks, cholera, dysentery, malaria, intestinal worms are part of life. Medical care is non-existant except for what we provide.
We were born rich by virtue of being born in the U.S.
Actually the whole mess that this country is in can be summed up in one short
sentence. The politics of greed, corruption, and stupidity.. And tha greed, corruption,
and stupidity is not limited to just the public sector. Nor is it limited to a particular
The American people also must share some odf the blame for electing what has passed
dor leaders in the past 35 years.
Copyright © 2013 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX. See delay times for other exchanges.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Thomson Reuters (click for restrictions). Real-time quotes provided by BATS Exchange. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Interactive Data Real-Time Services. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by SIX Financial Information.