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mick607

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #210 on: Aug 12, 2019, 02:03:05 PM »
Good honest comment. I used to be a leftie Scargillite type. Now I admire the American people and the American "way". I spent some weeks in Brooklyn this year. Predominantly Black people, for what its worth, I have rarely met such nice people, always seeming to be positive. I like their right to have guns and wish the UK had the same right. (inalienable right). Most Americans literally see being taxed as theft of their hard-earned money. I think Trump is the best thing to happen to the USA in years. I was given a M.A.G.A Cap and a Trump Umbrella by the Commissionaire of Trump Tower. I could not believe it. My Grandaughter (x2) came with me to USA. One of them left $2000 cash on the back seat of a taxi, driven by a Muslim guy. She was so upset she vomited and cried. an hour later the driver came back from JFK Airport and handed her the $2000. Such honesty and kindness, she was ecstatic. We paid the taxi fare in cash so had no record of the driver's name etc .. he just voluntarily returned the cash.
I truly wish we had a leader such as Donald Trump he would have the EU shaking in their Goosestepping Boots.
I went to NY a few years ago & had the best holiday ever. The people I met were the most friendly helpful people I have ever met in my life. OK the US has problems but which country doesn't.US can't be that bad cos the Mexicans would love to move there.
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #211 on: Aug 12, 2019, 02:11:50 PM »
  That says more about Mexico, and points south of there than it does about the USA.
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #212 on: Aug 12, 2019, 02:14:47 PM »
That says more about Mexico, and points south of there than it does about the USA.

It does say more about Mexico, but it also emphasises mick607's point that Mexicans see the USA as good country into which to move.
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #213 on: Aug 12, 2019, 03:27:04 PM »
And it is for many. The South Western states are more latino than white in many places as the result of mostly-illegal migration over the years. The Agro-economy of several states would collapse without Chicano labour in fact up until recently a relatively blind eye was turned to the mass influx at planting and harvesting times. Such workers would return home having earned enough for themselves and their families a relatively comfortable winter. No idea how it works today..
 
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #214 on: Aug 12, 2019, 03:33:19 PM »
I went to NY a few years ago & had the best holiday ever. The people I met were the most friendly helpful people I have ever met in my life. OK the US has problems but which country doesn't.US can't be that bad cos the Mexicans would love to move there.
I too found New Yorkers to be the nicest people !  I'd heard they were rude, unfriendly etc etc but I found them to be the opposite. 

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #215 on: Nov 18, 2019, 02:20:22 PM »
People keep on saying to me  anybody who has less than 5,000,000 in Birmingham is poor.

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #216 on: Nov 18, 2019, 02:22:06 PM »
Would that be Village People Brian  ?

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #217 on: Nov 18, 2019, 02:57:52 PM »
People keep on saying to me  anybody who has less than 5,000,000 in Birmingham is poor.
So true.
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #218 on: Nov 18, 2019, 03:59:27 PM »
Would that be Village People Brian  ?

They could be from Walmley Village.

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #219 on: Nov 18, 2019, 04:42:17 PM »
Do they have a ymca there?
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #220 on: Nov 18, 2019, 05:46:36 PM »
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #221 on: Nov 20, 2019, 12:02:42 PM »
Labour party talk a load of bull, when they were in power food banks were not allowed. Permission for them was given by the Conservative party. Now they are saying conservative party created poverty because of food banks.

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #222 on: Nov 20, 2019, 12:07:42 PM »
Labour party talk a load of bull, when they were in power food banks were not allowed. Permission for them was given by the Conservative party. Now they are saying conservative party created poverty because of food banks.
Didn't realise that. As I have said many times, the statistics for numbers in poverty are rubbish - I am not denying that some poverty exists - which is a disgrace for a country as rich as ours unless the poverty is self inflicted - but defining ti as a %age of average income is stupid beyond belief, as it means if average income rises, the number in poverty increases, if average income falls the number in poverty FALLS! How bloody stupid is that?
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #223 on: Nov 20, 2019, 12:35:59 PM »
Labour party have lifted the poverty line. People at the bottom of the income bracket will be poor so food banks stops them starving. The numbers classed as being in poverty would decreased if they gave up smoking. ??? ??? ???

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #224 on: Nov 20, 2019, 05:34:18 PM »
Is it ever possible to define poverty?Everybody has a different view.