Ok. Here is a simple, honest point about the relative "poor" standards of the people who are considered poor in the USA. This is in response to the thread stating massive wealth inequality in America. I've posted numerous times the links about our poor enjoying color TV, air conditioning, microwaves, refrigerators, cell phones, own a car, have a home or are given one nearly free by govt, free education, healthcare, etc, etc. Yet, that message isn't getting through. Our poor are the lifestyle that is envied by 90% of the rest of the world. Most of Central and South America would flock here only to be a poor American. So, HERE is my more simple argument: Our "poor" have an obesity problem. Which means, they take in more calories than they burn. If you eat more than you burn, you get fat. Simple fitness math. So, our poor are in a situation where they consume EXCESS calories, much to the envy of much of the hungry world (Africa, India, China, Korea, S. America, C. America, Mid East, Russia, etc, etc). And our poor perform LESS physical work than necessary to burn this excess calories. Thus, they become fat. SO we have a group of spoiled citizens who are: A) Overfed B) Underworked And they are complaining? I don't get it.