Sep 23, 2010

The true US poverty rate being disguised

As it turns out, the US Census Bureau, official counter of poverty stricken Americans everywwhere, uses an outdated method to determine poverty rates which dates back to 1955!

Well, that's one of the many good ways to skew the numbers - use criteria from 55 years ago for 2010 issues. As if anyone with eyes, ears, and a brain couldn't tell. The US government fudges numbers - doh!

Did you know that in the 1930s, a congressman filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Banks for fraud and treason, among other crimes? I believe the lawsuit still stands. He called them "predatory lenders".

Refreshing to think that there are some folk with enough moral courage to step up and call out a gaggle of crooks when they find one, isn't it?

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Here's something on the Secondary Progressions of the Republican Party which reached its Sec Full Moon phase since 2005 when its light/power 'peaked'. Perhaps this culminating progressed phase describes a backround symptom of the party's split shown by the rise of the Tea Party. And their touted-in-time-for-midterms 'Pledge to America' announced this week is laughable!

Blog Note: we're off for the weekend at Stars Over Washington and headed to Atlanta to browse the Salvadore Dali exhibition at the High Museum of Art. See you soon, jc

1 comment:

Singing Sparrow said...

I still don't buy the Republican plan to take over the world with the 11/2010 elections. I haven't ever. I think that we progressives are so disappointed in Obama. I for one hate the prescription drug fanaticism which I see is just a play by the DEA to keep all their armies,etc when obviously there is not the love of illegal drugs there once was (oh!1 we beautiful baby-boomers are all growed up now and we NEED our prescription drugs and wouldn't fool around now that we are using digitalis,etc.)

At any rate...I don't believe that this country is going to jump into the right-wing , the fascist dream of all white forever no matter what the old white men who own everything want. Look aat who owns facebook-changes arre coming.