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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/11/Americans-in-Poverty-Have-TVs-VCRs-Cell-Phones-Air-Conditioning



 by William Bigelow 12 Sep 2013, 3:18 AM PDT 53 post a comment
American poverty just ain’t what it used to be. A new report from the Census Bureau found that 80.9% of households considered poverty stricken have cell phones along with their landline phones, and 58.2% have computers. 96.1% of those in “poverty” have televisions, and 83% have some sort of DVR.

The percentage owning refrigerators? 97.8%

Gas or electric stoves? 96.6%.

Microwaves? 93.2%

Air conditioning? Over 83%.

Washer? 68.7%

Dryer? 65.3%

People still don’t mind washing dishes, apparently; only 44.9% surveyed had a dishwasher.

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Re: Americans in 'Poverty' Have TVs, VCRs, Cell Phones, Air Conditioning
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 11:12:59 PM »
Control the definitions of things and you control the world.

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Re: Americans in 'Poverty' Have TVs, VCRs, Cell Phones, Air Conditioning
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 11:17:53 PM »
Not just cell phones, the latest and greatest smart phone.

Not just a TV, a 60+ inch LCD TV.

A pimped out Cadillac with rims worth more than my 10 year old truck and 2-3 gold teeth.
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Re: Americans in 'Poverty' Have TVs, VCRs, Cell Phones, Air Conditioning
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 11:34:02 PM »
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Re: Americans in 'Poverty' Have TVs, VCRs, Cell Phones, Air Conditioning
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 11:42:25 PM »
Hey, I still have one.  Comes in handy now and then since it also has a DVD recorder and I can copy an old VHS tape if needed.  Transferred all of my family's home moves that way.  Pretty much it just gets used as a DVD player in the computer room.
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Re: Americans in 'Poverty' Have TVs, VCRs, Cell Phones, Air Conditioning
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 12:18:08 AM »



My father-in-law, and if you're not careful, I'll subject you to one of his lectures on the subject!


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