Yup. Back when I used to watch the news, and I didn't always have all of the amenities, I would see interviews with the "poor" where they had better furniture, better TVs and entertainment systems and better cars than I did - complaining about how bad off they were. I have seen a lot of people like that - personally.I’m reminded of the old adage, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”.
You have some ivory tower pinheads deciding what the “poverty line” is.... that could include using the “barter system” for local trade, not having “pay TV” piped 24/7 into your living room, not having a mobile smart-phone that eavesdrops on you, any kind of internet access they can track your interests on, or an $800 espresso machine on your kitchen counter.... while some folk are perfectly content to draw their water from a hand-pump, raise and slaughter their own livestock, and do their business in an old outhouse.
Those barbaric savages!!
yes, entertaining for decades but his political philosophy became ever thicker & less over-lookable towards his demise....He did a great job on "Prairie Home Companion" but talk about a liberal marxist, ugh.