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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Can people who are poor have cars? Absolutely.


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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Yes, that was my impression of SE Asia too; materially poor, but spiritually and psychologically rich... and generous to a fault. What they had they shared, and I never once saw a Keep Out sign that wasn't referring to a land-mine field.
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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm sure the socialists will fly plane-loads of food in any day now.
    Sad that drones are much more popular.

    And they don't carry food.
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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Can people who are poor have cars? Absolutely.
    They can, but the question is: can people with cars be considered poor?

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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Hi fellas,

    I recall one film ("Pay it forward") where an old woman was a bum and at the same time was driving some gas-guzzler* around.

    So, if one has money for car and gas, should s/he be considered poor? Should s/he receive welfare, food stamps and such? Please, discuss.



    * (well, at least from European perspective )



    It depends on whether they're actually using the car for it's intended purpose or living in it.

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    Re: Could people with cars be poor?

    From dictionary.com

    poor

    1. having little or no money, goods, or other means of support

    poverty

    1. the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor

    Can we please stop referring to people in America as poor or living in poverty? They do not fit the definition at all and the definition does not change because the government wants it to.

    We need to come up with another term for people that have what they need plus are given money on top of that.

    It costs a lot of money to buy, use and maintain a car so to answer the OP, no poor people, by these definitions, could not have cars.

    If you have a car and the money to maintain and use it, you are not, by definition poor or living in poverty.

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