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Poverty Plagues Obama’s America, Press Based in Booming Cities Shrugs

by Stuart Stevens Apr 9, 2013 | The Daily Beast

A small, thriving minority now dominates the national conversation, even as more and more Americans struggle to get by, writes Stuart Stevens.

For a moment, let's forget about who is president and just look across the country.

Thousands of job seekers wait in line at Kennedy-King College to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago on November 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty)

Today, 21 and a half million Americans are unemployed or underemployed—about twice as many as six years ago, according to NPR. Work-force participation, a fancy term for the number of Americans either working or looking for work, has dropped to “the lowest level since the malaise of the late 1970’s,” an era when far fewer women were working, according to MSNBC.

Yes, the unemployment rate dropped last month—but only because so many people simply gave up looking for work. The dirty little secret is that after only four weeks of not looking for a job, an unemployed worker stops being counted. So far as the jobless numbers are concerned, that person ceases to exist. But, of course, they do exist and continue to be counted in other, troubling statistics:

More than 16 million Americans have been added to the food stamps rolls since Barack Obama was first elected—a 46 percent increase and greater than the population of Ohio. More than 50 million Americans now live in poverty. That’s one in six Americans, and one in five American children.

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Poverty in Canada because of foreign workers

WHY is this happening? Royal Bank of Canada

RBC replaces Canadian staff with foreign workers

"In February, RBC told Moreau and his colleagues 45 of their jobs with the regulatory and financial applications team would be terminated at the end of April."

BUT their jobs are NOT being terminated. They are being replaced by foreign workers. ????!!!!!

“They are being brought in from India, and I am wondering how they got work visas,” said Dave Moreau, one of the employees affected by the move. “The new people are in our offices and we are training them to do our jobs. That adds insult to injury.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/04...

It takes a job to get a job

And really, many people don't want jobs. They want and need careers and portfolios and benefits with retirement..

Seems the only jobs government has become good at creating is government jobs that don't work for the people, except creating busy work to keep government emplyees on their own dole..

Ayn Rand nailed this one in Atlas Shrugged

and my daughter is learning about the King imposed charter requiring communism in Jamestown. The common-store system failed miserably, until Governor Dale instituted a free-enterprise system. (We have been here before.....)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15