Correct, I am an American but I have been to some of the poorest of the poor in my years in the military and will say that our definition of poor is hilarious. Our "poor" live better than 50% of the world's population.
Most of Afghanistan lives on less than 2 dollars a day...................Iraq is a little better as they make 3-4 dollars a day. I watched Iraqi and Afghan's line up for a job hand shovel crap out of stopped up pipes for 2 dollar's a day and would get in a fist fight for the job.
You might want to check your facts before you toss BS at folks who have been there and watched it. And the US Census is not the greatest source. Most is slanted to an extent.
And before you say the word idiot again, might want to go look in the mirror. I see a bunch of "book smart" people on the internet that have no damn clue what they are talking about. Sort of like your whole rant about let the Gov pay for crap without realizing it is YOU the taxpayer paying for all those immigrants and beenies you want given away.
Forgot to add, try learning to read first.......I stated that 1% were the true poor. You know the poor dude that lives under the bridge, digs thru the trash for a meal, wears a pair of shoes that are wrapped in duct tape, the true poor. Not the ones that make 18,000 a year and then collect an additional 14,000 a year in benefits.