Here's Bill Whittle making an excellent comparison of what "poverty" in America really means.
"Poormongering" That's a good word. I like it!
I have often noted that the "poor" in our country live longer and more comfortable lives than medieval kings. It's all a matter of whom you compare yourselves to.
"The richest poor people in the history of the world."
"The real poverty in America is a poverty of dependency..."
And ingratitude. Rather than waking up every day, thankful for what we have, we as a people, rich and poor alike, constantly compare ourselves with those who have more and resent them for it and curse rather than bless our bounty and our freedom.
H/T I Own the World
Cross posted at Proof Positive