Gareth Price 
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Re: “Molotov Mitchell's plan to move the state senate (farther) right

He's a vile human being, but he possesses superb electioneering rhetoric straight from the GOP playbook:

Some astonishing chutzpah with this one:

"most of the people I came to know while homeless were not really experiencing real poverty."

I assume that means Mitchell, being *voluntarily* homeless, was "not really experiencing real poverty", and thus abstracted his own experience (erroneously) to all homeless people.

Some oblivious contradiction:

"I mean I've worked in Haiti and Ukraine ... "

(Despite stating later: "it's not my country, and it's not my business. And by the way, neither is Ukraine")

And some counter-factual analysis:

"and I've seen real poverty situations, and we don't have that in North Carolina".

Well, the World Bank's (widely accepted) indicator of *global* poverty is defined as living on $2 or less per day. Some 1.5 million households *in the US* were living at below this rate for at least several days per month in 2011 (http://www.npc.umich.edu/publications/policy_briefs/brief28/) Almost certainly, some of those households were in NC.

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Posted by Gareth Price on 03/23/2014 at 10:49 PM

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