Huh. Makes sense. Likely not written by a liberal.
Oh that is just hysterical.
Some of us did all of that and then some. And yet, there was poverty.
Ever been so poor that you don’t eat? Or that you sleep in your car?
I have. Been that poor and working. So shut the fuck right up. Because I am sick of the shame you idiots would place on those with less than you.
- is a good idea.
- is problematic. First, you have to be able to get a job, and not just any job, but a decent job, and then you have to hold on to it and hope the job is not a) outsourced or b) cut to reduce costs.
- is also problematic. It assumes that marriage won’t come with high costs, is stable, and that having a baby after the age of 21 is somehow cheaper.
Think tanks: inaptly named.
Funny because when I was a kid, my mother had a master’s degree and had waited until she was 29 and married to my father before they had me. And we were still broke as fuck and on WIC.
WIthout having seen the original report, I am going to chalk this one up to a shitty tumblr understanding of statistics, rather than a problem with the Brookings Institute’s actual analysis.
K yeah, have some charts:
So you can be a high school grad, working full time, and still not be able to afford an apartment for you and your spouse and baby.
And if you were born poor in America, there is only a 29% chance of you EVER escaping your socioeconomic class.
So how do you avoid poverty in America? The Mitt Romney way: be born rich!