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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

Bruce789 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 12:32 PM
Meanwhile, you didn't refute a single point of his column with any citation or source. This is why you're a liberal. You emote, you don't think. Unfortunately emoting one's way through life is not as effective as thinking. My "poor" relatives (the father makes minimal pay and wife doesn't work) with 4 kids have cable, computers, high speed internet, two cars, a nice TV, money for christmas presents, and every one of them is fat as a tick. I'm not seeing any misery here. So where's the incentive for him to go get a better job? He's been to college and has a decent IQ. He refuses to take better paying jobs because they are more demanding than driving around smoking all day.
J352 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 4:44 PM
Bruce, I like how you base your (what appears to be a generalized) opinion here with a sample of 1. You aren't alone here in TH where the world is black and white and n=1 is good enough to base a broad opinion on. This is the kind of analytical power that appeals to the Neal B's of the world.
magnetar Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 12:43 PM
same with my wifee's relatives, on top of that the father isn't legaly a husband and works. they all have Iphones where I don't have one yet because I'm trying to save as much as possible.
Please stand back. I’ve been waiting for day to say this; waiting to calm down enough that my keystrokes won’t break the keyboard. I heard some lady say something on TV, and seldom have I heard a more idiotic statement from someone in a position to know better … I mean this is so magnificently ignorant – even stupid – that if this woman’s ignorance were radioactive Democrats could build the mother of all nuclear brain bombs. Just one could wipe out all intelligent life on Earth.

The woman we’re talking about is Melissa Harris-Perry. Apparently she has a...