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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    And California leads the nation in the number of children living in Poverty! Why isn't Pelosi doing something for the poor in her State instead of being on the bandwagon shouting that the gas tax should be raised so she has more money to spend on what she wants, which isn't hungry children? Typical politician lying out of both sides of her mouth!
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    I suspect you are correct. did you ever see those "payday loans" commercials?
    They have these happy people saying " my daughter's birthday comes in the middle of the week" -
    like a birthday party is why one would need to pay usurious interest rates.

    They never show the poor schmuck making $10/hr talking to a bill collector.. I wonder why?
    I believe it was 60 minutes that did a whole segment on those predatory loans. It was very bothersome.

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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    OK then you must have an answer if it's not the culture.
    Start with temp workers and schedules that change from day to day but they are left on call, in case they are needed. Many of these people work a number of low paid jobs and try to juggle schedules.
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

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    Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy - The Washington Post
    Most of America's richest think poor people have it easy in this country, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center. The center surveyed a nationally representative group of people this past fall, and found that the majority of the country's most financially secure citizens (54 percent at the very top, and 57 percent just below) believe the "poor have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return." America's least financially secure, meanwhile, vehemently disagree — nearly 70 percent say the poor have hard lives because the benefits "don't go far enough." Nationally, the population is almost evenly split.

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    The Politics of Financial Insecurity | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
    I'd be willing to bet if a poll was done on whether the rich would trade places with the poor it would be an overwhelming "hell no".

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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I believe it was 60 minutes that did a whole segment on those predatory loans. It was very bothersome.
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    Payday loans typically range from approximately $100 to $1000, depending upon your state’s legal minimum.
    The average loam time is two weeks, after which time you would have to repay the loan along with the fees and interest you accrued over that period.
    These loans usually cost 400% annual interest (APR), if not more. And the finance charge to borrow $100 ranges from $15 to $30 for two week loans.
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Start with temp workers and schedules that change from day to day but they are left on call, in case they are needed. Many of these people work a number of low paid jobs and try to juggle schedules.
    Does not every country have that same problem, yet as you say we have 1 in 3 children living in poverty.
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    And California leads the nation in the number of children living in Poverty! Why isn't Pelosi doing something for the poor in her State instead of being on the bandwagon shouting that the gas tax should be raised so she has more money to spend on what she wants, which isn't hungry children? Typical politician lying out of both sides of her mouth!



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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    I'd be willing to bet if a poll was done on whether the rich would trade places with the poor it would be an overwhelming "hell no".
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Another thing they tell each other is that the poor have 'an inability to defer gratification'.
    Well, they don't always defer gratification, but a side narrative from their perspective is: if it is nearly impossible to do much better, why should we remove daily pleasures from our lives.

    It's a somewhat persuasive argument. If the well-to-do presume that hard times are more of an ephemeral presence rather than a sustained reality, you would think that the poor should defer from such pleasures. However, if the poor are correct that in order to even get the faintest of improvements, they have to sacrifice just about any and all pleasures for year after year with potentially no real end in sight, why should they ignore the pleasure principle all of the time?

    I think a substantial number of the poor don't overspend on pleasures, but simply see the measly left-overs they have as something to get them through the day. A few moments of pleasure eases the sea of misery.
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    Re: Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    I am sure their are experts on the subject. Without any knowledge on the subject, I would guess however, it is our culture.
    Blaming "culture" is the easy way out. It lets you throw up your hands and not bother to actually inspect the system in which these poverty levels arise. You're really just saying "it's their own fault" but are being cowardly about it.
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