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For the MOST Part-People in the U.S.A are Poor Because They WANT To Be

  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 16 months ago

    While there are exceptions such as the physically, intellectually, mentally,  & psychological challenged people who CAN'T help themselves.  There are also people who have fallen on TEMPORARY hard times due to downsizing, layoffs, & outsourcing of jobs.  I am NOT talking about such people.  I am discussing the average poor person in America who through their negative & poor life choices & outlooks, choose to be poor.  Yes, the majority of poor people in the United States are poor because they want to be such.  They have a negative view of money, success, & achievement, seeing such as materialistic, greedy, even evil.  They are the ones who criticize, even demonize the wealthier among us, remarking that what the latter are doing is totally unnecessary.  The majority of poor in the United States have little or no ambition to improve themselves nor their descendants.  They even see being poor & struggling as a badge of honor.  Your thoughts?

  2. GNelson profile image84
    GNelsonposted 16 months ago

    You are great at repeating sound bites but you are ignoring the facts.  Look up what has happened to the middle class since 1980.  Just one fact is that their wages have not gone up.  Another fact is that the rich are hiding their money overseas to avoid taxes and workers are taxed before they receive their wages.  look up the facts.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Taxes were withheld in 1862 for a while, then again since 1913.  It is nothing new, then, that workers are taxed before getting paid.  Look up the facts.

      1. GNelson profile image84
        GNelsonposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        There is a lot more going on than taxing the poor and middle class and cutting taxes on the rich and corporations.  GE pay less taxes than you.  They pay nothing and get rebates from your taxes.  That is just the beginning.

  3. Live to Learn profile image81
    Live to Learnposted 16 months ago

    I'll assume you are simply attempting to create an environment for discussion. No one with any understanding of the economy today would make such a ludicrous claim as this.