Folks in poverty in the U.S. would be middle class or upper middle class in many SE Asian countries. TV? Cel phone? Fridge? More than one room? A veee-hicle?
Many or most would be middle class here if you counted all the free stuff the government gives them. But by the strange accounting of the government, if they are poor they get free stuff which doesn't count when seeing if they are still poor so the Democrats say they need more stuff.
There was a recent article which stated that to match all the free stuff she gets, a single mother with some kids would have to earn $60,000 pre-tax to equal her total take on Medicare, food stamps, section 8 housing, EITC and everything else.
>>>Folks in poverty in the U.S. would be middle class or upper middle class in many SE Asian countries. TV? Cel phone? Fridge? More than one room? A veee-hicle?<<<
Take free stuff away and you’ll see. A lot of young ignorant folks in Canada views US the way Americans see Mexico - a a dirt-poor crime-ridden hellhole. Traveling from Windzor, Ontario to Detroit backs their stereotypes.
If you’ll ask a Canadian cop near border if he remember any homicide he’ll most likely remind an American from Michigan killing another American a couple years ago.