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?
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.
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.
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.
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