Ahh! And here is something to think about
Forty-three percent of all poor households [in the USA] actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage, and a porch or patio.
Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.
Snooty Europeans may look down their noses at America but our poor live better than their middle class: The average poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens, and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.)
Nearly three-quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars.
Seventy-eight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.
As a group, America's poor are far from being chronically undernourished. The average consumption of protein, vitamins, and minerals is virtually the same for poor and middle-class children and, in most cases, is well above recommended norms.
Humbly taken from Planck's constant
Owninig a three bedroom house? In my dreams! I read that the limit of poverty in the USA is allmost twice that of what it is here in Sweden.
I would have to sell my kid to be able to afford even air conditioning. (Just kidding- I'm actually quite wealthy- at this time). But I could not afford to buy a three bedroom house- atleast not without robbing a bank.
But I do own a DVD- That cost's twice as much that it does in the states.
But then again, my fellow Americans. You have just voted for the first (?) socialistic president in the history (Carter does not count- he is just an idiot). So wellcome to my place- it will soon be just like yours.