Re: Trump USA : 20204 days ago
Tell me is your cell phone (or land line) something you consider to be a luxury? Or is it a necessity that would see you forego other needed expenditures in your life. Considering the many important roles a phone plays in today's society, like oh I don't know, seeking employment, needed connectivity with family or emergency services, communication with employers and service providers I don't look at a cell phone as a luxury at all. And since most phones today are basically a computer, it could cancel out the need for one.
Driving a car? Okay I can see your point on that one, somewhat. For some families a car too is more necessity than it is luxury and will sacrifice other necessities to maintain one. Again for reasons like accessibility to and from work, looking for work, caring for sick family members etc. Or if necessary, to live in.
Color TV's? Are we talking state of the art latest technology largest TV's on the shelf or one that can be picked up at the corner thrift store for mere dollars in comparison?
You seem to want poor people to be standing on a street corner holding out a tin can with absolutely nothing in their possession. You have a cell phone? You're not poor! You have a TV? You're not poor! You have a car? You're not poor! It's not that simple.
I technically have a cell phone, but it's wireless use only with free 911 calls if needed. I have a land line phone for all other things.
I have a computer, going on ten years old roughly, and the internet connection is high speed which is the 'lowest' available connection you can get for a computer.
I have no TV.
I have a second hand car.
I have a house - because a house is only somewhat cheaper than rent in this town.
Despite a decent - for now - job, I wouldn't consider myself middle class, rather high end working poor.