BigMcK wrote:I'd like to be rich without the help of the government.
Isn't about to happen, but a poor broke American can still dream...
I think everyone would. People have pride, sometimes too much. But for a lot of people this isn't about getting rich anymore. It's about survival. One bad accident, a disease, the car breaks down, and a family can be in trouble. An article that came out not too long ago said that at least 40% of people here earn so little, they not only could not make a quick $2000 purchase, but worse yet, they simply can't afford to put anything away for a rainy day. We are talking United States. It's an absolute shame what has happened to this country.
I know someone who's wife delivered a baby and had a small complication requiring she stayed in the hospital for a couple of days. The guy's company recently changed insurers to save money, of course, as many companies across the US do these days, so the thing ended up not being covered and he got a bill for about $100,000. He went in with tears in his eyes and had a blowout with his bosses. Luckily, he didn't get fired but he's now going to be paying that off for I don't know how long. It shouldn't be that difficult to live here.