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Many poor in the US have cars and roof over their heads. You can go to any emergency room and get medical treatment. The poor can easily find food at many different locations.
I'm also a college student so working only 25 hours a week at a relatively high paying job (for being part time), still puts me WAY below the poverty line. I beleive I cleared 14k in 2007.
And its all because living is still, in a relative way, nice even under the poverty line. Our poverty is some third world countries' upper-middle class... so keep that in mind.
Originally posted by jackinthebox
reply to post by Uniceft17
Their are alot of people here that can get out and get a job, they are just too damn lazy and abuse the system. Getting food and tax payers money through well-fare and food stamps. It's a shame, I live in a small city and just here I have met tons of people that can get up and get their lazy asses a job but they would rather sit and have the governement throw money at them.
I don't blame them. Why should they slave away at a job that won't even pay enough to provide for basic necessities, when such necessities such as medical care are provided once you are reamed through the system.
And just to add, welfare is no where near as glorious as people try to make it out to be. The waiting list for housing was eight years the last time I checked, and that was quite a few years ago. So what are all thos people doing in the meatime.
One more thing. If you see "poor people" driving cars, they are working. Welfare won't let you have one otherwise. Just because someone gets food stamps does not mean they are not working.
and how did they get the bag of drugs???
Look the reality is that yes some poor don't have luxuries.
...and the poor in the US are still better off than the poor in other countries.
Their are plenty of jobs out their (i don't know about right now), it's just that people don't want to get up and look for them.
So people who are out working hard for their money should have to pay for things other people are going to use and not them?
I say everyone else has the ability to get out and find a job and take care of themselves.
LOL I would love to meet some of these people on welfare who have cars. I have yet to meet one where I live and I live in a big city.