There is no real poverty in America. Travel the world and see real poverty. The “poor” in this country have a roof over their head, an automobile (or 2), food in the fridge, PS3, liquor, $100 sneakers, air conditioning and HDTV.
The highest rates of obesity and diabetes occur among the “poor” in this country. Everywhere else in the world the truly poor are skinny because they do not have enough to eat.
I could go to Haiti, Brazil or Kenya and find 50 people to go to the local DMV office and chop everybody up with machetes just for the opportunity to eat out of my garbage can.