If you live in America, you are the wealthy

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    If you are an American, you are the wealth of the world. Our poor have more than the upper middle class of most countries. The average family in China makes $9,000 a year. The middle class in china would be considered poverty in America. We give more in welfare than most people in the world make in income. Where Obama spent his early life the average income is currently $2,271 a year. The middle class in Indonesia would be considered below poverty in America. In most countries 75% of income goes toward food. In America we spend an average of 9.4% towards food of which 3.9% is actually eating out.

    So when you hear people around talking about the rich taking advantage of the poor. If you live in America, they are actually talking about you taking advantage of the poor around the world.
     
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    Thank you, Corporate America!
     
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    4 more years of Obama and we will be the poor nation in your diatribe.
     
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    thanks to liberal programs that make sure our people don't die in the streets

    so when you walk around talking about how 'lucky' our poor should feel to subsist, thank people like me... who vote to take care of our poorest, our sickest our weakest and our oldest...

    so if i were you, i wouldn't be taking credit for america's largesse.

    and while we're at it, what percentage of our budget goes to our military budget as opposed to helping people?
     
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    If one is stupid enough to buy into the concept that wealth = money, then I suppose this POV makes sense.

    Of course the real test of wealth is quality of life, not the amount of cash one has acccess to to have a quality life.

    Ergo, the QUALITY OF LIFE of most welfare folks must be compared to the QAULITY OF LIFE of others if one wants to determine their relative wealth.

    One might want to look at things like morbity and mortality stats as well as access to food, shelter and clothing, and that sort of thing if one really wants to understand the condition of people's lives.
     
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    Wealth is made by work and production of goods(supply) that people want(demand). Taking economic energy and handing it to the poor may help them buy stuff, but it doesn't transfer into the economic potential like giving it to someone that understands business(economics) and allowing them to hire worker to produce.

    You do want a strong middle class to buy the products(demand), but that's better had with having strong businesses and making it through work. Giving money to someone for sitting on his/her ass steals away economic potential as they're not doing anything.
     
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    "A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."

    -- G. Gordon Liddy
     
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    Relative wealth to the rest of the world is of course the real comparison here.

    The poorest amongst us can walk into a hospital and get $100,000 worth of services.


    No charge.
     
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    Maybe so, but every Italian or even the French can see a doctor when they’re sick, America can’t seem to afford that.
     

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