reply to post by dolphinfan
Look, open your mind and think a little bit.
Just because someone has a flat screen tv, cable and x-box doesn't mean they are not poor! You have to take into account HOW they acquired those
things. I can obtain any of those things on the street for a fraction of what you think they paid.
When I was doing bad, meaning homeless, I still had a x-box and big screen television. I purchased both from this woman who sells such things for
You have to take into account how our world has changed also. Of course poor people now have a/c, it's a part of our society now. Most places come
with a/c in this day. While in the past only the well-off had such amenities. As a matter fact, a/c is no longer considered an amenity but a
Look poor people do come across nice things from time to time. A woman may have a boyfriend who sells drugs and every now and again he gives her a
gift or some money. However, it isn't anything consistent. One day he brings her a 42" plasma tv and then doesn't give her anything else for 8
months. Someone looks in her apartment and assumes, "Oh she has a 42" tv, she's obviously not poor!" Does what I state make her middle class all
of a sudden?
Many people are fighting the good fight for the wealthy elite and do not even realize how they are being used. Let me give you a parody.
Wealthy guy: Hey man living in the filthy trailer come here. Have you noticed how those commie liberals are trying to make our wonderful country of
America into socialist Europe? They're actually trying to tell me.....err ummmm....I mean us...that we can't make as much money as WE want! You
don't want our government to tell you how much money you can make do you? One day you may be rich like me and they'll try to tax you too!!
****Never mind that the Right supporter HASN'T any money****
Poor Conservative: You know what Wealthy guy...you're right! This is America and we don't support Socialism! I know that I don't have much but I be
darned if you should have to pay more just because you have 1 million times what I have. You earned that and the government has no right to try and
make sure America doesn't go broke because you sit on your money or spend it in another country.
****After all there is a finite amount of money****
Wealthy Guy: Yeah they should do away with these Unions and minimum wage things too huh!
Poor Guy: Heck yeah, they can't tell you what to do with your money! If you want to pay me $1 per hour...well hey that's up to you. It's up to me
to go find another job that pays what I want.
Wealthy Guy: If you only pay $500 per year in taxes, I should too right...I mean fair is fair huh?
Poor Guy: Right again...
Wealthy Guy: Who we really need to go after is that guy who lives across the street from you who gets FOOD STAMPS. Can you believe the entitlement
this guy and his family believe they deserve...bunch of moochers they are!
Poor Guy: Darn right they're a bunch of moochers. Look at me and my family, we're too proud to get foodstamps. We'd rather continue to eat our
noodles and weiners every night than accept foodstamps. I want to work hard for everything I get, if my hard work only rewards me with noodles, then
gosh my family will only eat noodles!
Wealthy Guy: Man you're quite the American! That's what America is all about. You don't envy me because I have billions of dollars and you only
make $16K for a household of 4. You still won't accept any handouts...lemme guess you're not a democrat?
Poor Guy: Heck no....I'm a proud Conservative who thinks Reagan was the best President we ever had!
Wealthy Guy: Surprising...I always thought all poor people were Democrats asking for handouts?
Poor Guy: Ol heck naw...you have plenty of dirt poor people who are Conservative and Republican.
***I drive by and and ask the poor guy what the hell is he trying to conserve, he doesn't have anything***
Wealthy Guy: Pay no attention to him, he's from the entitlement generation. You and me come fromt he generation where we worked for what we got. Of
course I have people working for me now so I can sit on my phone and handle business all day... How bout yourself...you sit on the phone and let
people work for you too right.
Poor Guy: Nawwww, I'm not there yet, I'm still busting my arse (at 59 years old) but I'll be there one day!
Wealthy Guy: I'm sure you will! Keep your nose to the grind and you'll have what I have one day.
***Calls his friends and tells them they MUST give Neil, Hannity and Rush a raise***