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  •  The diary reeks of reality... (35+ / 0-)

    And you appear to be coping with present day reality by blaming the diarist for envy?

    The folks who own that paper, and published that 1% bleeding heart bullshit obfuscation are getting the EXACT reaction they designed; which is for you to cast blame "envy" on those who point out the cartoon is fantasy, when compared to actual income data for a single woman in America, with two children hanging off of her... aka "dependents"

    Here are some facts on single woman income in the USA circa 2012-

    Single mother poverty rates are much higher in the U.S. than in other high income countries. In the mid-2000s, the poverty rate for single mothers in the U.S. was the highest among 16 high income countries, and almost twice the average rate in the other 15 high income countries.
    A low minimum wage, scarce employment, occupational segregation into low-wage “women’s work,” unaffordable child care, child support delinquency, the absence of a family allowance program, and a weak unemployment insurance system all contribute to the exceptionally high U.S. single mother poverty rate. Another important factor is our restrictive and stingy welfare program. Since the 1996 enactment of federal “welfare reform” legislation, welfare program enrollment has plummeted among poor families. Likewise, welfare benefit amounts are far below the average in other high income
    countries, and in virtually every state have fallen to less than 50% of the poverty standard.

    Evidence that contradicts the ruling belief system is held to extraordinary standards, while evidence that entrenches it is uncritically accepted. -Carl Sagan

    by RF on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:36:39 AM PST

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    •  The article (0+ / 0-)

      was lacking any remorse for high wage earners.

      I'm under the impression that the article was ignored and the page that the article was on did not get viewed.  The cartoon was a side note you couldn't even make out unless you clicked on it and you damn well better have read the article if you are going to complain about the content.

      Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

      by mim5677 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:37:16 AM PST

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