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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Laugher.....

U.N. claims U.S. social system violates human rights

UNITED NATIONS -- Problems with U.S. social benefit systems impede people struggling to overcome poverty, the United Nations said.

High health care costs and lack of low-cost housing exacerbate poverty and this can be seen as a human rights abuse, concluded a 17-day fact-finding mission by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights Tuesday.

"Resource constraints have limited the reach of the assistance programs, and social discrimination has aggravated the problems in many situations resulting in poverty clearly seen as a violation of human rights," said Arjun Sengupta, the independent expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty of UNHCR.

The purpose of the mission was to learn from the U.S. experience in addressing its income poverty, human development poverty and social exclusion.

2 Comments:

  • "Overcoming poverty" in the United States is a far cry from doing it in most of the UM countries passing judgement on us. Here it means, among othere things, that you have a car and a color television set. As long as you define poverty as the people in the lower x% of income you will always have x% poverty, but ask any of your poor if they would like to trade places with ours or vise versa. This is the pot calling the silver tea kettle black. The real irony is that this sort of judgement, (liberals take note), comes from envy.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 8:39 AM  

  • You're right on as usual, anotmo. It only seems logical (to me anyway) that when you are talking poverty you must put it into context.

    Every country will have poverty relative to that country's particular economic standing.

    But poverty in and of itself is not created equal. I know the libs don't want to hear this, because anything 'not equal' is "not fair".

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 9:18 AM  

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