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Old 06-27-2014, 10:33 AM  
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75% of conservatives say the poor "have it easy."

This is somewhere in league with conservatives thinking video games are more dangerous than guns.

Divorced from reality.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-have-it-easy/

More than three quarters of conservatives say the poor “have it easy”
By Christopher Ingraham
June 26



So much for compassionate conservatism.

The Pew Research Center is out with part two of its huge survey of American politics. The first part, released a couple weeks ago, focused on political polarization. For this round, Pew's researchers have created a political typology which "sorts voters into cohesive groups based on their attitudes and values." There's plenty to say about this - and you can see where you fall in Pew's typology quiz here! - but for now I want to focus on the chart above, particularly the left half.

More than three quarters of conservative Americans - those in the steadfast conservative, business conservative, and young outsider typology groups - agree that "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." Only seven percent of steadfast conservatives say that the poor "have hard lives."

Even a not-insignificant share of left-leaning groups say that the poor have it easy. But overall the widespread agreements among conservatives on this point is what's really striking here. There are reasonable, well-intentioned arguments on either side of many poverty-related issues - about the causes of poverty (see the right half of the chart), or whether government benefits provide a leg up or simply perpetuate poverty, for instance.

But I have a hard time understanding how you could read about the experience of families relying on food stamps to eat, or those trying to manage chronic conditions with Medicaid, and conclude that these people somehow have it easy. For context, here is a brief and wildly incomplete list of the ways life is "easy" when you're poor:The notion that poor people have it easy is at odds with the data.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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Wow. Only 9% of liberals said poor people had a role in their own situation? 9x more said "nope outta your control"


That's just mind-blowing.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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Poor people have it made . It's hard not to envy them.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #6
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Misleading title....the question wasn't "do the poor have it easy?"
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:50 AM   #7
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A lot of the stupid ****s know how to suck off the tit of the government and do nothing to better themselves.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:51 AM   #8
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Misleading title....the question wasn't "do the poor have it easy?"
"poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything"
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:02 AM   #9
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Simply amazing that you managed to show the vastness of you dumbassery in a single post. Where do we begin? That the poll is misleading? That charity is not frowned upon by Christians but mandated welfare is? That Jesus actually stated that "let he that does not work not eat?" That despite the opinions of the libtards, yes, it IS your own ass fault for the hole you are in.

Should we keep going? I can't wait to see you add to your willful advertisement of ignorance in response.
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"poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything"
what happened to the work requirement?
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what happened to the work requirement?
Come again?
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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what happened to the work requirement?
Work requirements are racist! /direckshit /cosmo /kcnative
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:16 AM   #14
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:18 AM   #15
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Easy is a subjective term and therefore not objective.

Reqardless, as long as the population can mate uncontrolled the number of have nots will conitue to increase to the point of revolution.
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