Being poor in America is.... Wait, I know. It is being a loser. Rich means never having to say you're sorry. The poor will have to get a lot poorer before their nearly worthless labor is competitively priced for a flat world. They are lucky we let them live. Katrina was slum clearance. Think how the GNP would surge if we could get rid of the lot of them. Stocks would shoot up. Downsize, right size, the planet. Human Garbage, like Tutor's pals in the Dumpster. Maggots.