Skip to comments.We're all rich in America
Posted on 01/12/2014 5:42:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
He looked up at his mother and said, Mom, here in America we are all rich. He shook his head, looked down at the table and said, I cant believe people actually live like that today.
The young man, 22 years old, was having his first conversation with his mother after having just returned from a trip to a South American country where he spent just more than two weeks. He showed his mother some pictures taken with his iPhone; they were of homes that he could see from the window of the home of the professional baseball player where he was staying. They looked worse than some chicken coops on farms in America.
He said, I saw countless young kids without shoes, and some kids I estimated to be 12 to 14 years old running around stark naked. Those that were dressed had on T-shirts, or undershirts and shorts, and if they had on any shoes at all, they were flip-flops. He compared that to kids here, even in the inner city, who walk around in the latest version of Ms (Michael Jordans new $199 sneakers) and diss those who dont.
He continued, Mom, I felt like I was on another planet. I saw people simply throwing trash into the streets, and I discovered that after using toilet paper, they would simply either put it in trash cans to throw it into the streets later or just throw it out first.(continued)
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blame their govts. sending money only goes into the bottomless pit of corruption.
of course, he should travel to detroit or compton to see what the dems have in store for the country
As here in the US, there are reasons people are poor, and it isn't because the rich don't share the wealth.
If that's all the work/pay that I can find and I am hungry--when do I start?
Most of us simply fail to realize how rich we are in America. Our poor want for nothing. We have the fattest and best dressed poor people on the planet. And yet they cry when they can't afford the latest Air Jordan shoes or their 50 inch LED TV goes on the fritz.
Anyone who studies history has to realize that for most of the history of Civilization shoes were a luxury.
We in the USA have unquestionably achieved a great deal and have much to be thankful for. The sad thing is that we have strayed from the values and techniques that got us to where we are, and are now going the wrong direction.
Liberals would say that’s because they don’t have a minimum wage...
True words. There are no poor people in the US relative to the rest of the world.
Lepers in the streets begging, never forget when I was drafted and sent overseas. I remind people of that one when they start complaining.
I was looking at some pictures of slums the other day and I pondered that—the garbage.
It seems many really poor areas are dirty and that they tend to be destructive even to the decent things around them.
I don’t care if I live in a lean-to shelter, I am going to keep it tidy and care for the things around me.
Filth and disorder feed depression and hopelessness.
We are all rich in America, but Obama is trying his best to change that!
Ben Kinchlow. Now there’s a name I haven’t seen in a long, long time.
How can ANYONE dispute your words?
That’s going to be interesting in the U.S.A. with shanties already having been outlawed everywhere.
I have always lived neat and clean in all my circumstances. I suppose a lot of the slovenliness has to do with mental illness and lack of discipline
Don’t you wanna kick-back in your crib with a 40 and some chronic and watch a game?
I don’t know what chronic is but I might watch some Nascar with my husband since my driver has a ride this year.
is that upper one in France? If that’s the one I recall it was super nice for a tiny place.
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