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Condemning America's Poor For Being Poor; A National Shame

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We not only have a government that is dysfunctional but also a society that increasingly fits that description. What we're seeing is a clear sign that America simply cannot function as a strong, stable nation with a vibrant, growing economy under these conditions. This is a situation that is unsustainable but while the grave danger it poses is becoming more evident with each passing day, our pathetic leaders and politicians in Washington simply look the other way.  

If this failure to address this massive problem continues then it's only a matter of time before we witness some form of a societal upheaval that could shake this nation to its core; one in which millions of Americans who have had more than they can take and will take no more.

Yes, something is terribly wrong in America; something that once made this an exemplary nation is now missing.

Michael Payne

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Michael Payne is an independent progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues; and especially with the great dangers involved with the proliferation of perpetual war, the associated defense (more...)

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Michael, I couldn't agree more with your article.&... by Paul Roden on Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:55:29 PM
Paul: I'm open to any way that would lead to en... by michael payne on Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 5:28:43 PM
What we need is a economic system where people sti... by Paul Roden on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:38:49 PM
Reagan did it. That's why Reaganites STILL do it.T... by E. J. N. on Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 4:14:50 PM
It's tragically ironic that the politicians who cr... by Joy Zocco on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:44:30 AM
This is the deep quagmire that this nation is stuc... by michael payne on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:30:15 PM
Most of the 99% must realize that they too are onl... by Hosea McAdoo on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 3:21:52 PM
Poverty didn't exist until "civilization" came int... by Noah Pardo-Friedman on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 6:17:55 PM
First the Republicans vote to open up the gates to... by Archie on Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 12:48:42 AM