people in this country live in poverty.
I find that hard to believe.
I don't see people starving to death, or at or below 5% body fat.
I don't see people who can't afford a cell phone, or those expensive trendy sneakers.
I don't see people freezing to death because they can't afford fuel to keep warm, nor because they have no warm clothing,
I do see people who are less fortunate than me.
Some have encountered bad luck, some are just lazy. Some are unable to help themselves because no one ever taught them to do anything besides lay around and wait for a government check.
Many are poor because they, (intentionally or not) choose to be.
But I don't see people who are living in "Poverty".
Look at the photos of the depression era citizens in this country. I don't see fat people, or people wearing new clothing or $150 shoes(or the equivalent price then). I don't see people living in free apartments, nor driving expensive cars or in any way wasting their meager resources.
I do today, and all these people are supposedly "living in poverty".
And we gotta take more money from the productive sector of our citizenry to give these fat people more freebies because someone redefined "poverty"?