posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 02:37 PM
What a joke.
First of all, having a color TV isn't anything special. This isn't the 50s. There are 19-32" COLOR CRT TVs for FREE on craigslist all the time.
An X-Box or Playstation isn't really worth anything either, again I've seen them on craigslist for 20 bucks, with games and controllers.
Computers, again, can be had free or dirt cheap. I doubt these people are playing on top-of-the-line alienware gaming PCs or anything.
Cable? I'll give you that. If you are getting any sort of government aid, then you shouldn't have cable, because you obviously have enough money for
food, if you can pay for crappy TV service.
Cellphones.... you can get them for like 15 bucks, with pre-paid service. In addition to that, every single job I've ever had REQUIRED you to have
your own cell phone. I doubt these people are going around with 4g iPhones.
Prepares meals in the kitchen? Yeah? What does this even mean? Are poor people supposed to eat out all the time? Making your own food is cheaper than
eating out, you know. So this one is just silly to even point out.
Non-portable stereo, again dirt cheap or even free.
People who live without a lot of money are used to shopping smart. I could get you a big screen TV, stereo, x-box, and cell phone, ALL for under $100
They don't go out to Magnolia Hi-Fi and buy plasmas and ten thousand dollar stereos. All of these "fancy" pieces of equipment they have are most
likely cheap stuff they bought off craigslist, goodwill, or garage sales.
As far as the medical part, I don't believe that for one minute. By meting their medical needs, they probably mean NOBODY GOES TO THE DOCTORS EVER
because they can't afford it. Yeah, you can afford medical care if you NEVER GET IT.
Just more division tactics. Look at those awful poor people, we're mad at them because they are able to provide their families with some of the
little luxuries in life without spending an arm and a leg and getting ripped off like we do when we buy brand new electronics at 150% over retail
because it makes us feel superior.
Not to mention not all poor people were always dirt poor. If they have a house, odds are they used to be getting by decently. It was then they
purchased things like a fridge, washer &dryer, etc. What do you want them to do? Sell all this stuff? Because it makes more sense to sell your washer
and dryer, then pay a bunch of money to go to a laundromat. Yeah, sell your fridge too so that you can't keep any food in the house, and you have to
eat out all the time and spend more money. Give me a break.
Keep buying into it.