Re: The poor in America - How do they live?
Hunter is right - Rich or poor IS a state of mind.
We've seen days when we had no money, back when I was an E3 in the service and we lived in the Alaskan economy.
But the only time we were HUNGRY was during the Alaska flood after I had been discharged and had a civilian job. We had money then, but it was in the bank, under water, and the only food was that being SOLD by the American Red Cross. They would not take a check.
I've been a lumberjack, pipefitter, repo-man, electrician, lab tech, retired as a Senior Design Engineer, and worked a dozen mundane jobs between those. I did what I had to do. Our kids were ELIGABLE for free lunches, we have been ELIGABLE for food stamps - but never took either, because we didn't need the help.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.