Why are so many Americans unemployed, underemployed, on food stamps, poor, etc?

Probably most people I know in America have just enough to get by. I see people a lot in stores paying with food stamps. Probably half the people in my neighborhood don't have jobs, but they just live with someone else who has income somehow. Why? Why are so many people unemployed, on food stamps, poor, etc?

Asked By: - 1/13/2013
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America is still paying the dues of decades of croneyism and porkbarrel politics and corporate mismanagement under the Bushes. Clinton didn't help matters by giving China "most favoured nation" status, but it was just the cherry on a very ugly cake.
Answered By: anna - 1/13/2013
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People are lazy
Answered By: ya ya - 1/13/2013
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