On December 29, 2016 at 18:55, dcci said...
And lastly: can anyone out there really convince me that the biggest problem in the United States is that poor people have too much power/have it too easy? Anyone that says that doesn't know anyone that's poor.
This is an important point. It's become an industry in this country to portray the poor as livin' easy on all our backs. But, somehow I don't see too many people volunteering to go live easy on our backs if they have an alternative. I've experienced semi-poverty all I need to in my efforts to start a business, and I know it ain't no fun. The stress is ridiculous. And I know that, had I been born in the FFB type circumstances that so many people are, that I'd probably have ended up a sad statistic (if not a dangerous one.)
Are there psychopaths who are happy to use everyone and everything to get by without lifting a finger? Obviously there are. But they are the far and away exception, not the rule. And of course plenty of them are not among the poor either.