United Nations vs Nikki Haley

If only I believed in hell…

Filosofa's Word

The United Nations says the U.S. has a poverty problem.   Ambassador Nikki Haley says we don’t.  Who’s right?  The United Nations is indeed correct and Nikki Haley is naught but a Trump mouthpiece.  Ms. Haley claims that the U.S. is “the wealthiest and freest country in the world”.  Not so, Ms. Haley.  The UN report acknowledges that the U.S. is among the wealthiest societies, however it also states …

“But its immense wealth and expertise stand in shocking contrast with the conditions in which vast numbers of its citizens live. About 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty.  It has the highest youth poverty rate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the highest infant mortality rates among comparable OECD States. Its citizens live shorter and sicker lives compared to those living in…

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About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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2 Responses to United Nations vs Nikki Haley

  1. belliboneone says:

    I spend two days a week as a volunteer with an organization that as part of its mission is engaged in feeding homeless people and trying to get them at least bare-minimum health care. Some of these folks have jobs, but minimum wage is a joke. We are up to our eyeballs in clients. Anyone who doesn’t believe that there is an awful lot of desperate poverty in the U.S. has chosen not to see what is all around them.

    “The Tao of heaven is to take from those who have too much and give to those who do not have enough. The way of man is to take from those who do not have enough and give to those who already have too much.”
    –Lao Tsu, about 2,500 years ago

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    • Nan Mykel says:

      I have too much I feel like saying to you to do it this morning. If one can re-blog a comment I’d like to attempt it. I must re-visit your blog first, however, in a slightly different time slot.

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