If you make less than around $22,000 per year for a family of four you are officially poor, according to the U.S. Government. But not according to Fox News.
I could write an essay about every 15 second slice of that funny – and infuriating – video essay. But for now, let’s just focus on what happens towards the last part of the video, when Jon Stewart shows a slew of Foxies mocking the “poor” in our country. Yes, they put the word in quotes, clearly signifying maybe you whose family makes less than $22,350 really might be well off.
Are you? Right now you can buy a name brand dishwasher for $170. But perhaps you already have one, bought say, five or six years ago, when you and your spouse were both working. Whatever, you are among the 25% of “poor” who own a dishwasher. That, for Foxies, is outrageous. Clearly, you and your ”moocher” friends with your dishwashers and $59 microwaves and $29 coffee makers are just fine and in fact, YOU need to pay more taxes!
Think I’m kidding? Watch the clips. The bottom 50% of the U.S. population controls a whopping 2.5% of the country’s wealth, but the GOP says don’t ask the top two percent to pay even one dollar more in taxes.
I watch the fools on Fox News and I just want to slap them.