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Plugged-In Poverty

30th September 2012

Poverty ain’t what it used to be.

 The most recent government data show that more than half of the families defined as poor by the Census Bureau have a computer in the home. More than three of every four poor families have air conditioning, almost two-thirds have cable or satellite television, and 92 percent have microwaves.

How poor are America’s poor? The typical poor family has at least two color TVs, a VCR, and a DVD player. One-third have a wide-screen, plasma, or LCD TV. And the typical poor family with children has a video-game system such as Xbox or PlayStation.

What to know what real poverty looks like? Look here.

‘I want to go to America. I want to see a country where poor people are fat.’

One Response to “Plugged-In Poverty”

  1. Dennis Nagle Says:

    More pontificating that the poor are not poor because they have electricity and running water.

    Evidently conservatives don’t understand the difference between ‘income’ and ‘stuff’; in their minds, having the latter somehow increases the former…