Originally Posted by kokonut
Yeah, a majority of the poor population own/use various amenities such as fridge, tv, stove/oven, microwave, air conditioning, VCR, DVD, Cable/Satellite, clothes washer, cell phone....
I can get all those items for free off Craigslist. Those are not luxuries; they are mass produced consumer goods that the American marketplace is saturated with and has been for a long time. A true measure of wealth/poverty is to see what kind of education and health benefits people can afford.