Rich – “poor have it easy”

by | Jan 18, 2015 | Vincentian Family

Voice of the poorMost of America’s richest think poor people have it easy in this country, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center.

“A quarter of the country, after all, feels that the leading reason for inequality in America is that the poor don’t work hard enough.”

Roberto A. Ferdman writes in the Washington Post.. “But as my colleague Christopher Ingraham pointed out last year, to say that the poor have it easy is to ignore how serious their struggle is in comparison to the rest of the population, and especially those with money to spare. The poor are much less likely to have health insurance, much more likely to be the victim of a crime. They don’t get the same level of education or have the same food options. Inequality, as my colleague Matt O’Brien wrote, “starts in the crib,” and it plays out even in what babies of different socioeconomic backgrounds are fed. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

What are your thoughts?

 

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