According to this opinion article on Fox News, poverty levels in America generally describe families who own their own homes, have air conditioning, at least one car, a washer and dryer, a microwave, two TVs, a VCR and/or DVD player, and get cable or satellite.
Wow. That must mean I’m poor.
The average “poor” in the US has a much larger living space than the average Parisian, Athenian, Londonite, etc. Most have 2 rooms per person in their home.
I’ve been poor. That ain’t it.