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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Yeah but you could always take the bus, train, bicycle, walk, etc. Not to mention that gas is just one expense. Maintenance is the big money-guzzler, especially if you have an old car which "poor" people presumably have. Taxes, insurance and so on.
    Now I get it that it could be a little hard in Canada to walk long distances or at -30 șC but you grandpa didn't have a warm car too, did he?
    No, my grandpa didn't have a warm car, but then my grandpa didn't live in a metropolitan area of about 4 million people like I do. There are many poor people in Toronto who have cars because getting to and from work on public transit may take them 2 or 3 hours each way and that's with pretty good transit.

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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Could you translate that into English?
    we are car poor like some people are insurance poor, we have too much money tied up in them

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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    I taught in an inner city HS for a decade. I saw plenty of "poor" kids that had nicer clothes, drove newer cars, had cellphones, etc than what I could afford to give my own kids. I guess I was "poor" and just didn't know it.
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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    The term "Poor" seems to cover a vast range of economic situations these days. From someone who is homeless and has no money, to someone who has a house with air conditioning, TV, probably a game system or two and a computer, a car, and plenty to eat.

    Part of this is, I think, the level of debt people have - you can have a bunch of stuff yet not really own it - since you borrowed the money to purchase that house/car/tv/hat, it really belongs to whomever loaned you the money.
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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    In the USA poor means not middle class. People confuse "poor" with actual poverty.

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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    In the USA poor means not middle class. People confuse "poor" with actual poverty.
    Personally, I think what, precisely, the term "middle class" means is quite vague...
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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I taught in an inner city HS for a decade. I saw plenty of "poor" kids that had nicer clothes, drove newer cars, had cellphones, etc than what I could afford to give my own kids.
    Thank god we've got the federal government subsidizing the black market through drug prohibition, eh?

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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    In the USA poor means not middle class. People confuse "poor" with actual poverty.
    So by your well thought out definition, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney are poor?
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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So by your well thought out definition, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney are poor?
    I suspect he meant "less than middle class", or some such.
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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I suspect he meant "less than middle class", or some such.
    Probably. I'm just unimpressed with his usual low quality contributions. That's a ridiculously weak definition. "People who are poor are those who are poor."
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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