Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
What an idiot.
This is the shit that just baffles me your grown educated ass and your solution to poverty is “stop being poor”?
People like this really piss me off. I lived in poverty for a long time and I’m just barely able to dig myself out. LOTS of people helped me, so me and my family survived. I didn’t take hand outs I didn’t need. I didn’t beg for money so I could live in luxury. I asked when I needed help and when I didn’t anymore, I stopped asking. I’m just like most people.
Digging your way out of ‘being poor’ is very hard and it takes a VERY long time. It isn’t as easy as getting a ged. And even after you’re making decent money it takes months of planning and playing catch up before life resembles anything close to comfortable again. But then, I wouldn’t expect someone who likely depended on student loans and their parents as a safety net when things got tough to understand what it’s like for people who don’t qualify for loans and have no family in a position to depend on. Being poor isn’t something that just happens to lazy people. It travels through generations, entrapping children who have no help just like their parents before them. It happens to single mothers who have to work minimum wage jobs to put food on the table instead of enjoying the college lifestyle. It happens to people who for one reason or another, have the education but lack the opportunities to work in their chosen fields.
Being poor is not a crime. It isn’t lazy and no one’s story of how they got there is the same. But even if it was, wishing them a lack of access to health care is an act of apathy and greed that SHOULD be criminal. Even convicts in max. security prisons get antibiotics when they need them. Wishing law abiding, innocent(often children) citizens suffering is pathetic.