It's the choices that many of the "po' folks" made which resulted in their poverty. And, their continuation of those bad choices which keep them there. And their refusal to learn from those errors in judgement. It's much easier to blame their poverty and situation on someone else than accept that they screwed up. Similar to the prez and blaming someone else for his failing the citizens of this nation over the last four years. You more than adequately pointed out the choices the "po' folks" probably made in their lives. Now, those who made different choices, get to pay for it.