American Leadership: Poverty and Greed

We hear it all the time. Conservatives always bragging about "American exceptionalism". Well, as it turns out they consider American exceptional for one reason. They have managed in the last few decades to mold her into a selfish, greedy nation in which a very few people are doing well and care nothing of their country as a whole. New information is confirming this.
Yes, while the party continues for a very few who think this is the greatest country on earth the facts do not bear this out. Among our peer countries the United States is far from a "leader" in relative poverty rates:

Photobucket

Even more disgraceful, the United States is leading. We are leading our peer countries in children living in poverty:

Photobucket

Sadly too, it appears as if we are a leader in greed, as our taxes do less to pull our citizens out of poverty than other peer nations:

Photobucket

Indeed, we are leading the world in stripping Americans of their social safety net:

Photobucket

http://www.epi.org/publication...

So, in other words if you think that poverty, child poverty and greed are good then indeed America is still a leader in the world.

Go to KY State Page
origin Blog: 
origin Author: 
Showing 0 comments