I find it ironic that someone as overweight as you are Delphi would start a thread like this to point fingers.
The way you puff away on stogies, being acutely overweight, having a horrible diet, getting zero exercise.......you are a walking heart attack waiting to happen.
There are very high poverty rates in the US,
That is by "choice" jon because most living in poverty make more money on welfare (About $24 an hour) v.s. working a job that pays half that.
There are people in the U.S. who will only work 24 hours per week (just enough for cigarettes, unlimited I-phone, alcohol, recreational drugs) because if they work more then that they would not qualify for welfare benefits. They tell their employer this when he offers them more hours or full time work.
They would lose their free health care (Medicaid), free food, government housing, free education, free free free at the tax payer expense.
Trump is slowly kicking able bodied people off welfare by not rewarding them for refusing to work.
Why reward failure ?
There are unlimited jobs out there that people refuse to take.
Employers are begging for workers and can't find anyone to fill positions.
McDonalds start workers at $10 an hour and they can't find anyone that shows up on time or pass the drug screening test.
So when you say 'very high poverty rates' it is very deceiving.
How many times have I told you that the Bleeding Heart Liberals vote for a living instead of work for a living.
And that is EXACTLY WHY Socialist obama got elected for two terms.
The Black women found out that the more kids they had the more welfare they could get and it didn't take long for the White girls to catch on.
Why work, just pump out six illegitimate kids and sit back on easy street sucking off the gravy train.
That's why there is so much poverty in America......most of it is by choice.
Over 50 million in America on foodstamps is a disgrace.
There are women out there with six kids that get $1400 a month foods stamps plus the W.I.C.'s program that they get free milk and other food suppliments.
You wonder why these welfare ***** sit on their ass and do nothing all day ? Really ?