you believe that the poverty rate in the US should be at a level of parity with a country like nigeria or north korea before it is considered poverty?<quoted text>
If the government were to start taking more money from the rich do you honestly think they would put it in the pockets of the poor?
Please tell me that you don't think that.
The only thing that would accomplish is putting more money in the pockets of the government and in the pockets of the politicians. It would also force the business owners that are getting taxed so much more to raise all their prices on goods and services, hence costing the middle and lower classes more money, hence the poor in the middle class pay more.
Problems worse, not solved.
I won't pander to your "whoa is me" mentality.
I know that there it are a lot of people in America right now that are struggling. That are fighting tooth and nail just to make ends meet, just a foot put food on the table, just to keep their house warm at night.
I know that and I understand that.
But we have so much to be thankful for in this country, so many freedoms that other people don't have. It's not like those out of work Americans are living in a little metal shack not wearing any shoes. Their kids are still off to school, they still enjoy air conditioning, they eat more than bread and rice everyday.
Why don't you try comparing a typical poor American child to a typical Korean or Nigerian child.......
Oh you are a good little neocon.