Poverty in America 141

“The poorest Americans today live a better life than all but the richest persons a hundred years ago.”

That’s a quotation from a study of poverty in America by the Heritage Foundation.

The study found that the officially-designated poor enjoy a high standard of living. Read the whole illuminating study here.

A summary of its most important findings:

The typical poor household, as defined by the government, has a car and air conditioning, two color televisions, cable or satellite TV, a DVD player, and a VCR. If there are children, especially boys, the family has a game system, such as an Xbox or PlayStation.

In the kitchen, the household has a refrigerator, an oven and stove, and a microwave. Other household conveniences include a clothes washer, clothes dryer, ceiling fans, a cordless phone, and a coffee maker.

The home of the typical poor family is in good repair and is not overcrowded. In fact, the typical average poor American has more living space in his home than the average (non-poor) European has.

By its own report, the typical poor family was not hungry, was able to obtain medical care when needed, and had sufficient funds during the past year to meet all essential needs.

This happy state of affairs is changing as the present socialist government makes the nation poorer.

Obama promised “change” without describing it’s nature, so each voter could imagine it to be whatever he or she hoped for.

Now we know what he meant.