Americans in 'Poverty' Have TVs, VCRs, Cell Phones, Air Conditioning
American poverty just ain’t what it used to be. A new report from the Census Bureau found that 80.9% of households considered poverty stricken have cell phones along with their landline phones, and 58.2% have computers. 96.1% of those in “poverty” have televisions, and 83% have some sort of DVR.
The percentage owning refrigerators? 97.8%
Gas or electric stoves? 96.6%.
Air conditioning? Over 83%.
People still don’t mind washing dishes, apparently; only 44.9% surveyed had a dishwasher.