Faux News thinks the poor aren't so bad off
January 24, 2004 8:00 AM Subscribe
cites a Heritage Foundation report that asserts the poor in America are doing just fine because many of them live in their own homes and have cars.
However, I know poor homeowners who have to deal with rampant crime, high property taxes (to subsidize the suburbs,) bank redlining, lousy schools and crumbling infrastructure. Also, car ownership is a necessity for most people in most places- not a luxury as would be suggested.
Rather than citing the statistics of DVD-player ownership, I'd prefer to know more about real quality-of-life issues, such as how many of these people have health insurance. What do you think?
posted by drstrangelove (72 comments total)