I would like to think that. I used to think that. But I’m just not so sure anymore. We live in a world where the wealthy are very busy trying to convince the middle class that the poor aren’t “really” poor and that they deserve to be where they are.

I spent a chunk of time reading the Heritage Foundation site (research for an article) and it made me sick.

I have heard far too many people make comments about how homeless people are homeless because “they’re mostly addicts, right? and comments about how they “rip off” the system, etc.

I hope you’re right. I hope it’s just a case of the most obnoxious people always being the loudest. But just the same, I’d like to see the upper half try to live the way 1/3 of America does, just for a year. They couldn’t do it.

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