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Poverty Is My Nationality: Hugh MacIntyre

The world according to Hugh MacIntyre:

The poorest among us live better than a mediaeval king. How can you possibly claim that the poor are worse off?

Oh Gawd! There are no words to describe the above. If a medieval king were alive today, he’d  have all the most expensive modern gadgets and trappings intriplicate.

I would go further than saying that the poor are not getting poorer. I would say that they are getting richer.

I guess somebody forgot to tell the homeless waiting in line at the soup kitchen to warm up  or that single mother waiting at the food bank so she can adequately feed her kids or the senior citizen who can’t afford their meds because their  housing takes up their meager pension checques.

Yah, Hugh, I guess things like a warm, safe place to live, nutritious food, clean clothes and education are considered luxuries.