Are many of the poor in the US spoiled or not very grateful?
Many of the people I know that would fall below the government poverty line bitch about what they don’t have, and that the government don’t help and the rich are greedy bastards. Many of the poor here would be rich in many other nations. I don’t think I know of any person that could be considered poor that has a home that doesn’t have hot & cold running water, functional toilet and shower, a way to launder clothes; with out having to beat them with stones by the river, or use a washboard with a large pail. At least basic cable, a cell phone at least, even if it is just a burner air card phone, and possibly a beater car. Even those who are truly homeless many had pay-as-you-go cell phones. They never truly starved. They had food pantries to use, they recycled for money to buy food, they had soup kitchens to frequent. They were not like this poor bloke so starved to even get to the food to live another day at least. Even the lowest of the poor I have known, did not have to wash their clothes in a dirty river, or bathe in a river where all manner of boat traffic travel occurs, animals use, and even people use because they do not have toilets. I have never seen any government housing that had running open sewers in them. By comparison, the poor here in the US still has it pretty good. Taking into consideration all they do have, can they really complain and bitch about not getting what they like of feel they deserve to have?