Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our attitudes about poor people

Many poor people work hard and they're still poor due to circumstances beyond their control. So it's not their attitude that makes them poor, contrary to Secretary of HUD Carson and the Repugnantan moral superiority complex. The latter blame the poor, saying it's their own fault because they're too lazy to work. Granted there is a small number in that category, but taken as a whole those living below the poverty line actually work. However the minimum wage just does not provide enough to live on. Hence the need for government assistance. Plus there aren't enough full-time minimum wage jobs to go around, so many end up working 2 or more minimum wage part-time jobs with no benefits. So indeed, there is a problem with attitudes about the poor, but it's not the poor who have it.

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