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“Poverty is a state of mind”…. On poverty porn

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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334998-carson-poverty-a-state-of-mind

Ben Carson thinks poverty is a state of mind. He thinks if you have the right attitude or just try hard enough you will come rright out of it. Ben Carson is a fool..

There is kind of a poverty porn Iin vogue nowadays. It is particularly favored by those who favor the obliteration of the safety net as an act of good government. People are highlighted and dramatized who they say are examples of someone who has lifted themselves out of poverty through the power of their attitude and good old fashioned effort. It is supposedly proof that staying in poverty is proof of lack of character. And by that line of reasoning, with the examples of the heroes of poverty, is the argument that poor people don’t need help or support. They need character and a steadfast resolve to improve their life and get out of poverty.

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