"If they have cable TV, theyre not poor."
I know this will be a shocker to you, but most of them don't. We're talking about people who don't have the means to relocate to another part of town, much less to another state. I doubt Newt or most on this board parroting him have ever actually set foot inside an actual housing project or a low-rent trailer park.
I know WORKING PEOPLE in this economy who don't have cable, phone, automobiles, or medical coverage. There is real poverty in this country the likes of which hasn't been seen since WWII.
But hey, Whig Newton's on a roll! Good luck selling that sorry sack to the US public next fall. I'm half-tempted to vote for him in the primaries just for the entertainment value of watching him get smacked-down in the general election.
posted on 12/02/2011 11:53:36 AM PST
(Generic Republican - 2012. He's the only 'electable' candidate.)
Um...that doesn’t contradict what I said.
If they have cable TV, they’re not poor.
If they don’t, then maybe they are.
If you have the means to pay rent/mortgage, you have means to move. Might not take everything with you, might sell most of what you have for the funds, might just walk out and get on a bus to someplace else.
Yes I’ve set foot inside such housing. While fixing their stuff they were breaking other stuff and asking me to fix it. Poverty, on the whole, isn’t lack of funds - it’s lack of will & morals (legislatures making functional poverty illegal doesn’t help).
I grew up without cable, with limited phone, with limited automobiles, dunno about medical coverage. We grew half our food, and were frugal about the rest. We split wood for heat. We made & mended clothing. I’m hard-pressed to see what problems they’re actually having, because I lived what they need to do and don’t consider it a problem.
See my tagline. This subject is WHY I have that tagline - a way to help.
posted on 12/02/2011 12:27:09 PM PST
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