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John Edwards Poverty Tour!!

Posted by Bobby on July 17, 2007

If you haven’t heard, the trial lawyer, turned politician has decided to make a tour traveling around the country visiting those Americans who are in “poverty.” Now, I’m going to go into the history on how this sleaze of a lawyer made his millions off countless malpractice suits, I really don’t think that is necessary. Let’s just talk about poverty in America.

Pure and simple: There isn’t any poverty in America. None! If I was given the choice of being poor in any country on this planet, it would be this on. This is why:

#Forty-six percent of all poor households 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.

# Seventy-six percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, 30 years ago, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.

# Only 6 percent of poor households are overcrowded. More than two-thirds have more than two rooms per person.

# 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; 30 percent own two or more cars.

# Ninety-seven percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions.

# Seventy-eight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.

# Seventy-three percent own microwave ovens, more than half have a stereo, and a third have an automatic dishwasher.

Does that sound like poverty? If Edwards really cared about poverty, he wouldn’t be touring the United States of America. He would be in Africa or South America; places where there is REAL poverty.

But maybe he needs more help spotting poverty. Let me help. This is the type of poverty Edwards is hanging around. This is real poverty. The difference? About 250 pounds.


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