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2016 Postmortem

In reply to the discussion: TOON: The Color of Welfare [View all]

BumRushDaShow

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2. Another myth = "Only rural Whites"
Mon Jan 16, 2012, 12:27 AM
Jan 2012

Anyone living in a big city today will tell you that poverty and safety-net support is not just given to "rural whites" or "inner city (code word for "ghetto&quot blacks". There are plenty of "inner city whites" and "rural blacks" and both black and white suburbanites receiving government assistance.

In fact, the fastest growing rate of poverty is happening in the 'burbs.

http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2010/0120_poverty_kneebone.aspx

The corporate raiders and vulture capitalists have raped and pillaged even the sleek office parks, merging, and downsizing, and otherwise using scorched-earth policiesto drain money out of what they perceive as the "weak" businesses, effectively shutting them down, closing the building, and leaving the carefully manicured landscaping to go wild.

TOON: The Color of Welfare [View all] ellisonz Jan 2012 OP
Great toon. nt ZombieHorde Jan 2012 #1
Another myth = "Only rural Whites" BumRushDaShow Jan 2012 #2
Love Jen Sorenson BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2012 #3
Excellent. Raffi Ella Jan 2012 #4
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