A couple of nuggets of information from the much-discussed Heritage Foundation report about poverty in the United States:
"The typical poor American lives in an air-conditioned house or apartment that is in good repair and has cable TV, a car, multiple color TVs, a DVD player, a VCR, and many other appliances. Half of the poor have computers, and one-third have wide-screen plasma TVs."
"A poor child is more likely to have cable TV, a computer, a wide-screen plasma TV, an Xbox, or a TiVo in the home than to be hungry."
My! What about those of us, Americanos, that aren't considered poor, yet don't own a gaming system, have air conditioning, watch plasma television, or TiVo - well, what are we, then?
According to this blogger, we're losers.