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In Nine Democratic Debates, Not a Single Question About Poverty


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In Nine Democratic Debates, Not a Single Question About Poverty

Adam Johnson

Over 45 million Americans live in poverty—but you wouldn’t think potential leaders of the country are expected to know or care anything about this, listening to the questions asked by the elite journalists who moderated the Democratic debates this primary season.


#2

"Americans are literally a million times more likely to live in poverty than to have been killed by “jihadi terror” since 9/11: The total figure for the latter is 45, or about 3 people a year. According to the Washington Post (11/23/15), the average American is more likely to be killed by home furniture than a terrorist."

Imagine, given the evidence of these statistics--if the fabulous sums poured into so-called anti-Terrorism programs were instead diverted to Job Creation Programs designed to take people OUT of poverty?

As many have pointed out (including Dr. Jill Stein), the jobs that lifted families out of poverty would at the same time improve the nation's infrastructure so it's a win: win situation and FAR wiser investment than the constant hemorrhaging of funds into phony wars.

In a way the war on terror fits the logic of financial bloodletting...as if that would improve the health of "the patient."


#3

Americans are also a million times more likely to become bankrupt due to medical bills than to have been killed by jihadi terror. One of the major causes of new poverty cases is medical bankruptcy.

How many questions were asked about universal health care at the debates ?


#5

Amen, the only candidate mentioning the poor is Bernie Sanders. They are not on the radar for the rest.