So? Is that supposed to mean that their life still doesn't royally suck here? And don't bring up any shit about 3rd world countries. We're one of the most developed nations in the world. We're not supposed to have any of that shit, and comparing us to countries that do is completely disingenuous. Compare the life of the poor here in the US to say, Germany, Sweden, or Norway.
Any of what shit? Poor? So, a person who drops out of high school, or even graduates high school is entitled $20-30k a year job? Most of them have no marketable job skills. Life sucks when you're just starting out, the vast majority of poor people are not people with degrees, or 20 years experience in their field. When I was in college, I lived on a $10 a week food budget because that's all there was. Now, almost 20 years later I have a fairly comfortable life with a reasonable wage. I'm far from wealthy, but it's pretty rare that I eat PB&J because I have to.
And yes, I agree... being poor does royally suck, just it sucks less here than in other places. We spend just shy of a trillion dollars a year on means tested assistance programs, outside of medicare/medicaid.