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"28 percent of the American population sat on their ass and did nothing last year."


johnny reb
21 Jun 2017  #21

Did you know that 5.8 million non U.S. citizens voted in the 2008 election which put obummer in office.
That is why Trump is draining the swamp, to put an end to the Lefts dirty tricks.
TheOther
21 Jun 2017  #22

Of course they are as they are some of poorest States with high minorities.

... and each and every one of them is governed by a Republican. Does that tell you something? Poorest states, some of the worst schools in the country, highest rates of food stamp reliance, widespread opiate addiction - this is the result of GOP trickle-down economics, my friend, and it will be getting much worse.
johnny reb
21 Jun 2017  #23

- this is the result of GOP trickle-down economics,

See and here I thought it was Osama printing trillions of dollars out of thin air thinking you can spend your way out of debt that ruined the economy by putting our country in debt further then all the rest of the presidents in our country's history !
Dirk diggler
23 Jun 2017  #24

@TheOther

Coal country back country urban whatever. I was stacking tiles in a warehouse already at 15 for around $7 $8 an hour. If you're able bodied there's very few reasons why someone can't find work. Even people with down syndrome and other serious conditions manage to work in grocery stores. Whether they're male female red blue polish black whatever it makes no difference to me. Even when a polish person jokes how he's getting so much money from Britain's welfare or joke that it's their retirement plan I promptly put my hand to my forehead. I can totally understand if someone lost their job and they need some money because they're 1 or 2 paychecks away from homelessness - and that's a big issue. There are millions of families one pricey hospital visit away from sleeping in a tent - they're put of work even if for only a while, get sick, and are now in debt and can't pay their rent or mortgage on a property which probably is upside down and has hardly any equity. That's fine and totally understandable that someone would need money to support themselves and their family. Some people may work cash jobs or have a small business that crashed and hence would get little to no money from unemployment hence they'd need a welfare program for say 6 to 12 months which is a very reasonable amount of time for someone to find a new job. However doing it for years and even worse teaching you kids to do the same is just plain ridiculous. If anything a wise father or mother would explain the situation to a child once they're at an appropriate age to stress the importance of education, work ethic, entrepreneurship, etc.

Also wasn't this topic on obesity in the us originally? How'd we get here lol
TheOther
23 Jun 2017  #25

Also wasn't this topic on obesity in the us originally? How'd we get here

The majority of the people we were talking about are either overweight or obese. Too much booze and munchies... :)

If you're able bodied there's very few reasons why someone can't find work

I agree with you in general. The question though is whether or not you can survive on your net income. If you take away Medicaid, people won't have a chance even with two or more jobs. Are you aware of the fact that the US is pretty much the only developed country in the world where a large percentage of the workforce (> 5%) is forced to work more than two jobs to make ends meet? 38% are living from paycheck to paycheck.

putting our country in debt further then all the rest of the presidents in our country's history

Yeah, Trump and his minions would've let the auto and banking industries die - we all know that. The GOP is an expert in leading the country into recessions and depressions, and blaming it on the Dems afterwards.
johnny reb
23 Jun 2017  #26

The majority of the people we were talking about are either overweight or obese.

Actually if you compared the 28% of Americans population that sat on their ass and did nothing last year it would compare with Scotland very closely.

This thread was simply to belittle the Great United States of America.
Little people from little countries are very jealous of America.

and blaming it on the Dems afterwards.

Ya have to put the blame where it belongs and in this case it is the Dems that deserve it.
I am aware that you Liberal Democrats don't see it that way as Liberals only see things their way and everyone else is wrong.

Please keep fruitcake Pelosi in there and don't replace her with someone with a brain.
In fact why don't you nominate her for POTUS nominee in 2020. LOL
Dirk diggler
24 Jun 2017  #27

@TheOther

Most people making 10 12 15 etc an hour cannot survive without some government assistance. However those people are at least working and contributing to the society. This isn't about people who work 1 2 3 jobs. I have nothing but respect for those people. Its the people who don't work and don't want to work yet receive more benefits and have a better standard of living than the lady waking up at 5 am to go to an Amazon warehouse than wash dishes at a bar at night. On top of it they complain and it's not democrats or republicans its both. Ill have to find that bls.gov chart that describes reasons people aged 16 to 65 gave for not participating in the labor force. Reasons like sickness, taking care of family, schooling, etc are totally reasonable but the largest by far was simply not looking for work for over 1 year. Also more and more people are not participating in the labor force year after year.

Over 94 million not in labor force aged 16 and above as of may 2017
data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS15000000

88 million of those not in labor force aged 16 to 65 do not want a job now - 6 million gave reasons such as wanting a job but currently not in labor force, sickness, disability, schooling etc for not being in labor force. Keep in mind that unemployment rate and labor force participation are two different things - a person not working for 6 months is considered unemployed but after that person hasn't been working at least 1 year they fall out of the unemployed category (that's why the 5% 6% unemployment figure is b.s. and its mostly a mix of cyclical, seasonal, etc u.e.) and into the not participating in labor force category.

bls.gov/web/empsit/cpseea38.htm

What developed country do you know of where nearly a quarter of the entire population, a third of the adult popilation isn't working and doesn't feel like it? Our labor force participation is around 62 for adults. That means over a third of adults aren't in the labor force and haven't been for at least 1 year.

Hence if the politicians regardless of party were truthful they could say we have 38% of adults in the us are not working (most would call that unemployed but again government differentiates between unemployed and not in labor force) and not say some b.s like well I got/will get/other party should've got unemployment down to 4%...
Dirk diggler
24 Jun 2017  #28

So if were going to go by the bureau of labor stats, which id consider a reliable unbiased source as it merely represents statistics on the us population, perhaps the title should be something like "37% of American adults sat on their a$$ and didn't feel like working last year"
TheOther
24 Jun 2017  #29

Ya have to put the blame where it belongs and in this case it is the Dems that deserve it.

Disagree. Who has the power of the purse, Johnny, and who was in charge of it after 2010?

Over 94 million not in labor force aged 16 and above as of may 2017

Reasons: bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-4/people-who-are-not-in-the-labor-force-why-arent-they-working.htm
Joker
24 Jun 2017  #30

Actually if you compared the 28% of Americans population that sat on their ass and did nothing last year it would compare with Scotland very closely.

Hahaha!!!

And I was going to be quiet tonight!

This thread was simply to belittle the Great United States of America.

All his threads are meant to provoke a response, then he escalates and feeds off of it!

Please keep fruitcake Pelosi in there and don't replace her with someone with a brain.

She's doing a fantastic job! By all means, keep voting for her, Cali fruitcakes!

ts the people who don't work and don't want to work yet receive more benefits and have a better standard

Cut off their benefits and force them to wake up in the morning instead of waiting until after the sun goes down everyday.

Ive seen the food stamp liquor stores, they have crowds hanging out there all night long!
Crow
28 Jun 2017  #31

Why wouldn`t they sat on their asses? They have capable regime, for decades already. Only Multi-Polar world can move them

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