Yeeks, America Turning Into India – 46m Americans Languish in Poverty

Who says unbridled, unregulated capitalism does not produce prosperity?

Of course, unregulated capitalism produces prosperity.

For a tiny sliver of the population – The Bankers, Lobbyists, Corporate Titans and the Politicians.

As for the rest, let them eat grass.

That’s what more and more Americans will be increasingly reduced to.

We’ve already read reports of Americans foraging for mushrooms and other food substances outside.

A record 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty in 2010, the highest level in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published, the U.S. Census Bureau said today.

America’s official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1%, up from 14.3% in 2009 โ”€ the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate.

So, is it any surprise then that food banks across America are straining to meet requests from unemployed Americans and their familes.

Feeding America’s network of food banks distributed 3.1 billion pounds of food in 2010, an increase of 500 million pounds over 2009.

Hey, that’s not all.

Nearly 50 million Americans, a sixth of the population, struggle without health insurance.

Other highlights of the Census Bureau report:

* At 27.4%, the poverty rate for Blacks was more than double that of Whites (13%)

* Hispanic poverty rate of 26.6% was also more double that of Whites

* Poverty rate for children under 18 increased to 22% (16,401,000 children) in 2010

* By region, the South had the highest poverty rate (16.9%) and highest number of poor (19.07 million)

The two tables below tell a poignant tale of America’s inexorable, irreversible decline:

46 Million Americans Languish in Poverty

50 Million Americans Without Health Insurance

9 Responses to "Yeeks, America Turning Into India – 46m Americans Languish in Poverty"

  1. guruji   September 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    You haven’t seen nothing yet. Wait until the next cowboy president takes over in 2013!!! Responds:

    It don’t matter no more.

    Obama, Mitt Romney or even that Texan “Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme” dodo Perry can’t make it no worse.

    Of course, with those two MILF clowns Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin anything is possible. They can even take us to the Stone Age! ๐Ÿ™

  2. boopalanj   September 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    A famous scene from The great dictator by Chaplin –

    Chaplin as Adenoid Hynkel (read: Adolf Hitler), meeting Benzino Napolini (for: Benito Mussolini) Responds:

    Just watched it.

    Good one! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Naveen   September 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      It is one of my favorite movies. Comedy can be an effective medium to portray tragedy.

  3. rama dasa   September 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Well, at least I’m not alone!

    off topic:Got yelled at last night (by the student conduct office) for calling my Prof. “Sassy Frassy”, they sent me the whole f#cking student “code of conduct” and warned me that I could be kicked out for “harassment” if I continued……..kinda p-o’d about it.There are underage smokers (yes they have high school students here)who smoke outside the building and here they are complaining about some stupid @$$ comment?! Responds:

    Well, you may seek solace in the fact that history is full of great men (rarely women) who were never understood by their mediocre teachers.

    Robert Clive, James Watt and Samuel Johnson (??) come quickly to mind.

    Who remembers the aforesaid great figures’ teachers.

    BTW, if ever we meet Abhishek Bachchan’s teacher we’re gonna insist on a full refund for not holding the duffer back in Grade 5 permanently. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. bhaceg   September 15, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I have only one wish.

    Some miracle(???) happens and your citizenship is revoked and you are sent back to India and made to spend rest of your life there.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ May Allah fulfill my wish. ๐Ÿ™‚ Responds:

    You write: I have only one wish. Some miracle(???) happens and your citizenship is revoked and you are sent back to India

    Good Lord, next you’ll be wishing for a weenie long enough to hold in your hand. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    May the ever merciful Allah fulfill your latter wish!

    Mera Bharat Mahaan!

    • Naveen   September 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      I didn’t know Allah was the guy handling immigration and male enhancement. What is Krishna responsible for? Economy and Multiple Orgasms? ๐Ÿ˜€ Responds:

      Krishna is actually Mitt Romney’s patron saint, i.e. the Mormon God.

      Both Mormons and Krishna love playing with multiple partners.

  5. Naveen   September 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Not true. People still dont pee on street walls and defecate on railway tracks, Responds:

    But they’re making a beginning.

    Lately, we’ve seen them peeing in Parks and other open places when they think no one’s watching.

    Really. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   September 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      Peeing in national parks is OK.. I consecrated one last week. Responds:

      Now you know why America should have kept the Browns out. ๐Ÿ™

  6. rama dasa   September 15, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Here’s what Malcolm X has to say on the issue: Responds:

    Listened to the speech.

    Malcolm X is right.

    Blacks are political chumps. Look at the traitor to their race they’ve put in the White House.

    Now, these chumps will surely be ‘dumb enough’ to vote the charlatan into office again. ๐Ÿ™

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