Skip to comments.86 percent of strident conservatives think the poor 'have it easy' have-it-easy
Posted on 06/29/2014 10:00:13 AM PDT by TigerClaws
Illustrating the deep divide between GOP versus Democratic support for policies most benefiting the poor, a new Pew survey finds that a whopping 86 percent of steadfast conservatives think the poor "have it easy." Similarly, business-minded Republicans (77 percent) and young Republican-leaning adults (81 percent) feel the same way.
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Yep. Sounds pretty easy to me...
The following are facts about persons defined as “poor” by the Census Bureau, taken from various government reports:
Forty-three percent of all poor households actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage, and a porch or patio. Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.
Only 6 percent of poor households are overcrowded. More than two-thirds have more than two rooms per person.
The average poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens, and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.)
Nearly three-quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars.
Ninety-seven percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions.
Seventy-eight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.
Eighty-nine percent own microwave ovens, more than half have a stereo, and more than a third have an automatic dishwasher.
It seems ironic, that Michelle Obama and others talk about childhood obesity, and food deserts in our inner cities.
Yet anecdotal evidence is that a good number of “poor” people in this country are getting plenty to eat.
Well we all know that the hildebeast is suffering because she be’s poor.
If all the money spent on Federal, State, and Local poverty programs was pooled and divided it up evenly among the people below the poverty level, they’s all be 1 percenters.
Modern agriculture has trivialized the task of eating enough. Now the conundrum that faces us is how to not eat too much.
I'll bet her cable bill is paid in full each month.
And it’s all a vote buying scheme?
Democrats keep the poor dependent by design.
They need them to stay locked in the lower segments of society, so that they “need” the handouts to “get by” and the Democrats can count of their vote (plus some “walking around money”) to get them to the polls in November every cycle.
We see some “hard poverty” out here in the rural area I live in, where some people still have outhouses, no air conditioners, and hunt for food. You don’t hear a lot of them with the same complaints as the inner city poor.
The inner city grab bag of entitlements passes for poverty in the city would probably be as foreign to them as Martians landing in their front yard.
Mighty big television set behind her. I don’t own a tv. Never upgraded and left it in the rubbish pile when my old one died in 2008.
AIN’T MY PROBLEM.
EBT, WIC, Section 8, Medicaid/Obamacare, Obamaphones, fuel assistance, Earned Income Tax Credit...those considered “poor” in this country would be considered “filthy rich” in much of the rest of the world.
And soon the Gibsmedats will be “the rich” in this country while the rest of us in the middle class struggle while working for a living, losing much of it to taxes and trying to feed, clothe and house ourselves with the scraps.
And don’t forget the gold chains,manicures, and $200.00 per pair sneakers.
Maybe she could pay her water bill next time and buy a smaller TV.
Well, does poor include Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden?
That's why you see so many of them driving around in A BRAND NEW CAR! (A little Price-is-Right lingo there.)
Go to Haiti or Nicaragua to see what poor really is. Or Africa.
All on welfare here should be required to live among the truly poor in one of those places just for a week to see what poor is........
we don’t have “poor”, we have parasites.
our “poor” are wealthier than 95% of the world.
Actually, there’s some evidence that the water company has been screwing some of these people and they can’t get their bills straightened out.
Does that equate to “bitter” or “clinger”.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE 14% OF SO-CALLED CONSERVATIVES??
I posted that
Actually, that’s from Atlanta a year or so ago when they were complaining about heating bills.
I should have noted that, but it’s basically the same thing
And 99 percent of liberals believe “the poor” are victims of everything but their own bad decisions, that their poverty obligates someone else to provide for them, and that poverty can be eliminated if they just steal enough money from the productive sectors.
the poor have it easy...I think most of them like it the way it is...
the REAL poor that I wish could get a break?...the young working families....they deserve a break...
I live in a rural area-we see outhouses and sometimes even no running water here, too. Most people out here don’t have some stuff listed-like dishwashers, central air/heat-and plenty of us call a place home that city folks call basic shelter. Any extra money gets spent on necessities, then on accommodations/food for the income-producing livestock. Locally produced veggies, meat, chicken, eggs-and hunting is common. Not too many fat people out here, either-people work, and don’t whine like the city “poor”...
I actually think it is a miserable way of life. Imagine only having your immediate needs met.
My husband was offered a job once when he was 18, it was only Room and Board and a vehicle and fuel. He laughed in their face.
On long-term government assistance it is just getting by, never getting ahead. Never owning assets. Yeah, you don’t have the headaches of house payments or meeting a payroll but you live the same always...just getting by.
I hesitate to say that we have made it but we are getting there and there have been many times that we’ve been more broke than anyone on welfare but we never gave up. If something failed we learned from our mistakes and went on and it was always an adventure.
Those welfare queens are still right where they were 40 years ago, treading water, going nowhere, getting just enough. But no, I think they have a miserable life, they just don’t know how miserable it is because they get just enough to keep them from fending for themselves.
I've also traveled in the least affluent sections of Boston,NYC,Detroit,Chicago and LA.
I know from personal experience that a huge percentage of Africans and South Americans and a substantial percentage of Asians would sell their souls to live like our "poor".
and being a bum is went you don't work and bitch about being poor and broke and demand other give you stuff while sitting all day watching your giant tv playing videogames
I think two of the most iconic poor persons in America today have it pretty easy.
Those being the self confessed poor people, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.
Free rent via Section 8. Free Obama phones. Free groceries. Free healthcare. Free schools. Free breakfast and lunch for their kids. Free pre-school.
Yep. Sounds pretty easy to me... “
PLUS! NO TIME LIMIT ON ANYTHING!
“If all the money spent on Federal, State, and Local poverty programs was pooled and divided it up evenly among the people below the poverty level, theys all be 1 percenters.”
....For about a week in many cases.
she can sit on her big fat @ss and watch that huge TV but lordy no she cant pay the water bill??
It is obviously easy enough as their ranks grow and grow and we have seen mutligenerational welfare.
And it’s a mentality that’s handed down to each generation. I was at an inner city pool and heard kids talking about their dad’s BMW. I asked if he as a mechanic. One laughed and said, “He ain’t no fool. He don’t have a job. He got diabetes.” Then his younger brother chimed in. “I’ll prolly get it too.” Not to be left out, another kid replies “I got ADD.” There’s always some illness that prevents them from working.
Maybe not. She's probably went through cable accounts in at least 6 of her children's names - maxed out and turned off for non-payment.
When she runs out of bastard children, she'll get serious about making sure the payment arrives on time.
Poor enough to park her obese self in front of a 55” Plasma with game consoles and Blu-Ray ...
actually “Bush” phones...plus EIC & Child Care Tax Credit Refunds of taxes they didn’t pay.
and not having to do anything for it.
Obama suspended welfare to work....
We have no poverty in this country. If you have housing, electricity, a cell phone, a TV, a car and enough food to eat you are not living in poverty.
Well, I suppose I have to make a choice about what I think.
I can voice what I perceive all around me, ignore the label. Or accept it.
OK, I'm a strident conservative.
It's either that or I'm delusional.
Delusional doesn't feel as good.
Tv’s wider than she is tall. But that’s a ‘necessity’. Can’t be judging her budgetary choices, can we ?