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Ladies what is your definition of poor or when do you know what you are poor?
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by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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LiesLiesLies
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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Again. A relative term. Americans as a whole have no idea what poor is.


Quoting kitchen.ninja:

I have to disagree after seeing skid row in downtown LA.



Just because there are other countries where people have it much worse does not mean people in Anerica cannot be poor or live in poverty.




Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Americans don't have any idea what "poor" is.


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mummy1990
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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I'm considered poor, but I don't feel poor at all. 


Poor is not having enough food.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Not everyone on pa is poor. I don't use that as a barometer. Poor... Unable to consistently provide basic necessities.
kitchen.ninja
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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I understand it is all relative. Therefore Americans do have an idea based in their personal experience.

Do you think the homeless families who live in card board boxes are not poor?

What is your idea of poor?



Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Again. A relative term. Americans as a whole have no idea what poor is.




Quoting kitchen.ninja:

I have to disagree after seeing skid row in downtown LA.





Just because there are other countries where people have it much worse does not mean people in Anerica cannot be poor or live in poverty.






Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Americans don't have any idea what "poor" is.



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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:00 AM
Going hungry so your child can eat... Worrying about how you're going to keep a roof over your head. Hoping the local church does another coat drive this winter and someone will donate one your child can fit into. Et cetera.
wkukid
by Beach Bum on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:00 AM

This. Or if you can't pay your bills or buy food.

Quoting kitchen.ninja:

If you qualify for PA.


LucyHarper
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:00 AM
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I grew up without electricity, heat, running water, and regular meals. I ate a small meal once a day, if I was lucky. I didn't wear shoes in the summer because I had to save them for winter. I know families who live in shacks with their kids huddled on a bare mattress for warmth and have no idea where their next meal is coming from. This is in America. I know what poor is. Not everyone in America lives a middle class life style with smart phones and all of their needs at their fingertips.

Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Poor is a relative term. In my opinion Americans don't have any idea what poor is.


Quoting LucyHarper:

I assure you, I and many others do.


Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Americans don't have any idea what "poor" is.







Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:01 AM
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LiesLiesLies
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:01 AM
I grew up the same way as you...but my opinion stands...Americans as a whole have no idea what poor is.


Quoting LucyHarper:

I grew up without electricity, heat, running water, and regular meals. I ate a small meal once a day, if I was lucky. I didn't wear shoes in the summer because I had to save them for winter. I know families who live in shacks with their kids huddled on a bare mattress for warmth and have no idea where their next meal is coming from. This is in America. I know what poor is. Not everyone in America lives a middle class life style with smart phones and all of their needs at their fingertips.


Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Poor is a relative term. In my opinion Americans don't have any idea what poor is.





Quoting LucyHarper:

I assure you, I and many others do.



Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Americans don't have any idea what "poor" is.











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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:02 AM
Oh i forgot to add that my family qualifies for wic.
And I'm a sahm.
And i have so much canned food in my cabinets,and frozen foods in my freezer just in case.

Quoting Anonymous:

I have a play room for my kid... But I'm considered lower class, we make less than $50k a year.

We have a car and a truck, newer models, we rent our house. We have one soon, no pets, and we can Afford to do fun things in the area that cost money like water parks, zoo, sea world, and take three vacations a year. All this on way less than $50k a year!
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