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You are the the Richest Poor People in the WORLD!

Posted by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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He makes a whole lot of sense!!

by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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4kidz916
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 4:03 PM

He does make a lot of sense.  

brandydesiree
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM
It's true!
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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Not really.

It depends on how one describes rich.

Food and clean water are plentiful in the US- some places the poor have limited amts of both of those, but in terms of money, those at the bottom in the US are likely worse off.

In second tier and third world countries, the poor do not have the debt load that those at the bottom of the US socioeconomic level- 


godotherightthi
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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I just finished reading "A Fine Balance" - most Americans have no idea what real poverty is.  We do have readily available access to the real riches of the world - clean water, economic freedom, and a voice.  I think it's important to remember how blessed as a country we really are when compared with real life struggles the rest of the world faces.

jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM
Quoting godotherightthi:

I just finished reading "A Fine Balance" - most Americans have no idea what real poverty is.  We do have readily available access to the real riches of the world - clean water, economic freedom, and a voice.  I think it's important to remember how blessed as a country we really are when compared with real life struggles the rest of the world faces.





Agree
7SportsMom7
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Speaking for myself, I do remember how blessed I am to live in the USA just about every day ... it's what some want the future to look like that scares the heck out of me.

Quoting godotherightthi:

I just finished reading "A Fine Balance" - most Americans have no idea what real poverty is.  We do have readily available access to the real riches of the world - clean water, economic freedom, and a voice.  I think it's important to remember how blessed as a country we really are when compared with real life struggles the rest of the world faces.


GardenerArtist
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:51 PM

My husband works with a guy who emigrated from Malaysia. He totally scoffs at what we call poverty here in the States.  He says we have no idea what real poverty is. 

BigRoni
by Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:18 AM

I always find it interesting that the only time people want to try and compare the U.S. to other countries is when they are trying to say how good poor people have it here... 

Meadowchik
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:51 AM

 Hmmm, I've actually made several comparisons between the US and other countries on CafeMom alone, talking about good things about other countries, and have seen others as well, and of course a multitude of comparisons in general media.

Quoting BigRoni:

I always find it interesting that the only time people want to try and compare the U.S. to other countries is when they are trying to say how good poor people have it here... 

 

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