Originally posted by FishHead111
"Insistence of the American people to have high poverty levels"????
Yeah we insist on that.
US has the fattest poor people in the world and most of them have cell phones and I-pods.
I see a lot of poor urban "youfs" that got $200 sneakers and have never missed a meal or worked a day in their lives, and have no plans on ever looking for work.
Your educational level is high enough to (claim to) be a teacher but your capacity for logical thinking is grotesquely weak.
Americans insist on excessively high and worsening levels of inequality, and the economic system you demand (ask the Tea Party) is one in which large scale poverty is structurally integral. Any attack on poverty is itself attacked. Any attack on stupidity is attacked.
The food consumed by the poor is often of poor quality. Indeed, they are the targets of a food industry prepared to package horrible ingredients and market them as affordable healthy meals. Poor quality food is part of the whole unfair system that keeps the poor down.
The myth of people intending to never do a day's work in their lives is one that has been investigated and exploded any times. The poor typically work long and unrewarding hours to get by. The idle rich, including so call "trust children" who are given so much money by their familieis they need never work, ever, would be a more fitting target but that is not your style.
How the poor spend their money is also a common target of sarcasm. They do indeed want expensive sneakers, ipods, cell phones and other showy items and will buy them for display when they can. Indeed, they want everything the rich want. They can't have everything though, can they! To live decent lives, they also need some of this stuff. Do you not think cell phones are a necessity in contemporary life? Do you resent them the opportunity to enjoy music?
Is it your notion of poverty that the poor should live ascetic lives, foregoing all pleasure, carefully amassing the little pile of pennies that one day, somehow, might transform their lives in a way to compare with the way the rich can invest their surplus wealth and obtain an unearned income without risk and without foregoing any spending eitehr, since they can have it all at our expense?
You are a peddler of stupidity and political imbecility and the 1% are very grateful for your support. Confronted with vicious attitudes like yours, day after day, in a poisonous culture of racism and hate, it is hardly to be wondered that the poor fail to display the humility and gratitude you demand of the serfs in your caste based vision of the world.