Skip to comments.No Material Poverty in the U.S
Posted on 02/11/2014 9:42:47 AM PST by rktman
There is no material poverty in the U.S.
Here are a few facts about people whom the Census Bureau labels as poor.
Dr. Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield, in their study Understanding Poverty in the United States: Surprising Facts About Americas Poor (http://tinyurl.com/448flj8), report that 80 percent of poor households have air conditioning; nearly three-quarters have a car or truck, and 31 percent have two or more. Two-thirds have cable or satellite TV. Half have one or more computers. Forty-two percent own their homes. Poor Americans have more living space than the typical non-poor person in Sweden, France or the U.K. What we have in our nation are dependency and poverty of the spirit, with people making unwise choices and leading pathological lives aided and abetted by the welfare state.
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There is no shortage of people living in squalor in America because the adults in the household would rather spend their government checks on drugs and booze than on food and education. But giving them more money isn’t going to solve anything other than, perhaps, getting them to switch to a higher class of booze and drugs.
Must be true. I know from the left stream media that the homeless all disappeared when Obama was inaugurated. I haven’t seen a story about them in five years.
No problem. They’ll reappear as soon as some “republican” candidate finally gets the nod to run for POTUS. In droves no doubt.
Go visit a third-world country, or talk to somebody who has lived in one. America HAS no poor by world standards.
When I lived in a remote area of Yemen, I learned what poor was.
I thought my Dad’s family grew up poor, without running water or electricity.
In Yemen I met workers in their 40’s who never owned a pair of store bought shoes. They made their own sandals out of the sidewalls of old tires. I saw homes made of stacked rocks, with dirt floors. Some never had seen indoor plumbing before we set up a construction camp. In a village of ~1,000 people there were 3 buildings with electricity, the store owner that bought the little generator, the “government” building and the school. That generator also run the one pump for the village.
I’ve tried to explain to my kids what poor actually is. There is just no real way to convey that information that they can relate to.
Nobody has been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, or any other war that we are involved in since 1/20/09. I noticed that, too.
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