Posted 5 years ago on April 22, 2012, 6:13 p.m. EST by Misaki
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This about another thread: If you are poor, it's because you want to be or because you're stupid
For purposes of useful iteration of the argument I am requesting feedback on the explanation for this assertion.
The argument is simple:
1) The US economy is ~$15 trillion, corporate profits are high, the 1% capture a large amount of income due to their ownership of capital, etc etc.
2) This is a democracy.
3) If you are unemployed or have a low income, other people probably have to support you whether friends, relatives, significant other, parents, your grown-up children, etc.
4) They probably would prefer you are able to support yourself which means having a decent job.
5) If they voted in support of a policy that could create jobs, you could support yourself.
6) If you don't know of or haven't looked for a policy that they could vote for to create jobs, then you're poor because you're stupid.
7) If you know of such a policy but haven't tried hard enough to convince other people to support it, you're poor because you want to be.
Everyone who is poor falls into one of those two categories. Counterarguments welcome though!