“The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.” – John F. Kennedy

As the US military run out of bombs in Syria at tremendous human and monetary cost, a crisis of epic man-made proportions is developing at home.

Over Half of Americans Live in Poverty.

This according to the United Nations and CBS News. That statistic alone should solve mainstream media bewilderment over the “shocking” election of Donald Trump last November. People are desperate and after WikiLeaks discovered that Hillary Clinton, Debbie Wassermann-Schultz and the Democratic Party rigged the Democratic Presidential Primaries against Bernie Sanders, they were willing (and according to polls still are) willing to take a chance on a madman who promised to fight for their interests for the sake of sticking it to the establishment.

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US States By Poverty Rate

If you look at the map to the LEFT, you will notice that there is a specific region in the country where poverty and also income inequality are the most prevalent (the darker areas). The so-called “Bible Belt” seems to have a lot to account for here.

It’s really a matter of priorities. Religion plays a role, yet it’s clear to anyone who has ever actually read the New Testament that there’s a stark contrast here between the commands of Jesus and the policies of some state and local governments.

But if you needed a visual to explain the massive success of Donald J. Trump’s political career, you need to look no further than this graphic.

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It’s too bad the president America picked to combat these problems seems fixated on policies that exacerbate the problem of poverty and income inequality rather than solving it.

 

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