America is a place where being poor is not so bad....hell its borderline middle class if you get disability,food stamps, and other government handouts bc someone earning $40K a year lives a pretty similar lifestyle while actually trying....you don't even have to try though you can just be unemployed or fake a disability
My grandfather was from a foreign nation and he told me about really being poor and how it just meant you don't get certain things, he's dead today but I could imagine him laughing at the idea of "poor" people getting cell phones,healthcare,food money and nice amounts of money to live on from the government.....Im sure that was a pipe dream to his parents 80 years ago
The bottom line is people still survived somehow then so the idea they'd just die today if we cut this stuff is a joke.He used to tell me he used to ask for extra work as a teen bc it meant not having to go home to a poor house that had nothing fun to do and work was fun bc it meant more money. I don't see poor people asking for extra work these days, hell my employees don't want 1 hr over 40 hrs without asking for time and half.
Being poor in america means you get free food and good food at that see the EBT approved rotisserie chicken,healthcare is paid for while working stiffs must pay for it on their own, you can get a cellphone today from mr obama, and a little spending money to buy stuff like necessities such as ipads,tvs, and other electronics needed to survive......being poor in 1930s foreign nation meant you ate bread and rice every meal and every day he told me and that your mom made your clothes and it made you learn to work super hard so you wouldn't live like that as you grew older
WTF are people wanting to increase entitlements for again? entitlements are going to bankrupt this great nation, then what?
Anyone who has been unemployed for over a year is not really looking for a job. Working 2 low paying jobs that aren't in your field while you look for "career" work isn't fun, but that's life.
This post was edited on 3/1 at 4:38 pm