I just watched a program byJohn Stossel (not a right winger but rather a Libertarian). I learned the following:
44 % of Americans are classidied as "poor" because they make less than 22,000 dollars per year. A low sum, especially if you have children. Many of those receiving Public Assistance, however, if not more, own an automobile.
However, that sum does not include government assistance in the form of food stamps, cell phones, air conditioning, cable TV, etc.
There again, there are executives who live in enormouse homes with every conceivable amenity.
My question: What to you constittues poverty to the tune that whom do you consider should receive governmental (taxpayer) assistance, etc. and if so, what form of assistance that is not currently provided?