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Bill O'Reilly: Poor People Aren't Poor Enough (And They're Living Well)
Posted by ihavenobias on Thu Jan-31-08 01:16 PM

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**** bill o'rielly
Posted by fenriswolf on Thu Jan-31-08 01:23 PM

It was never about economics it was about the treatment of our veterans. If we have 200,000 veterans sleeping under bridges because of drugs and mental illness we need to do something about it because WE (we as in america) drove them to it fighting this war. I barely escaped the same fate myself.

And as for his comments on poverty bill STFU you do not know what its like to struggle. You don't know what its like to go to the super market and look for the cheapest of everything. You don't know what it's like to be trapped because you have no money for gas, no money for anything. All the poor have are TV. Just shut the **** up and die already.

No, you shut the **** up - O'Reilly nailed it. 

Majority Congress for over a year and have done what for veterans?  Face it, you are the party of irrelevance and impotence. 

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Some of the mentally ill
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even have shows on cable TV!
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Anyone sleeping under a bridge in this bleeding heart society is doing so to avoid society.  It is stupid to say we need to "help people".  Help is everywhere.  Those who need help have to seek it.   Just like I have to go to the store to seek bread.  The store is under no obligation to bring it to me.   

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^Bravo!!!

One is only poor if one chooses to be in this country. Don't believe me? Look at the line to get in! Or take a trip to a foreign country.
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Name one other country where it's poorest citizens' most prevalent medical affliction is obesity. Compared to other countries, the poor here have it made!
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Name one other country where it's poorest citizens' most prevalent medical affliction is obesity. Compared to other countries, the poor here have it made!

I am not joking when I tell you I have seen "poor" people with much, much better TVs that I have.
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Poverty's definition changes. Yes, there is absolute poverty in America. However, those people can afford HDTV and Playstation 3. If they want to see real poverty, you can go to a slum in Mumbai.
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Re: Bill O'Reilly: Poor People Aren't Poor Enough (And They're Living Well)
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008, 07:03:59 AM »
Poverty's definition changes. Yes, there is absolute poverty in America. However, those people can afford HDTV and Playstation 3. If they want to see real poverty, you can go to a slum in Mumbai.

Exactly. Whenever the libs start that "poor in America" talk I just think of places like Africa, South East Asis, and much of South America and I realize that what we call poor here isn't even close to what poor is everywhere else. If illegal aliens can come over here and without being able to speak the language manage to find work  that enables them to buy food shelter and clothing and manage to send money back to their home country, then most of those 'living under bridges' aren't trying very hard.
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Re: Bill O'Reilly: Poor People Aren't Poor Enough (And They're Living Well)
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008, 07:20:27 AM »
Name one other country where it's poorest citizens' most prevalent medical affliction is obesity. Compared to other countries, the poor here have it made!

I am not joking when I tell you I have seen "poor" people with much, much better TVs that I have.


That's the EITC my friend. I've seen the 'poor' use it as their own personal bonus money every year. Despicable and I think it helps keep some folks from really feeling how tight things are for their families and avoiding really improving things for those same families.


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Re: Bill O'Reilly: Poor People Aren't Poor Enough (And They're Living Well)
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008, 08:47:16 AM »
My wife and I combined make about $40,000 a year.  That would be considered poor by most people's standards.  But we have a 1500 square foot home, 3 vehicles, we eat good, and pretty much do what we want.  Now in Sycamore, GA you can live pretty comfortable, $270 house payment, 2 vehicles paid for, you can live pretty decent as long as you don't get in over your head.  There is no excuse to be homeless in this country, except sorriness or mental illness.
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Re: Bill O'Reilly: Poor People Aren't Poor Enough (And They're Living Well)
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008, 09:41:38 AM »
Name one other country where it's poorest citizens' most prevalent medical affliction is obesity. Compared to other countries, the poor here have it made!

The Gout is becoming almost epeidemic in the poverty class.  I know, I know, it's Bush's fault that the poor have the disease of kings.
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