We are told that more people now live below the poverty line than ever. But who sets the line? Like we don’t know the answer to that.
Government bureaucrats set the lines on everything. That’s their specialty. The government defines you and assigns you a box. Then government does everything it can to keep you in the box, where you are convenient and most importantly predictable.
This is why the government keeps data on things such as ethnicity, religion, gender, and income. You never know when you need to use that data to let people know how bad they have it.
If you have a BMI of 25, you are overweight, but at 24.9 you are not? If $10,890 is poor, it’s obvious that one extra dollar makes you suddenly not poor, at least according to government logic.
How silly. It’s like saying, “I’m 49 and a half.” But it’s no surprise that the government treats us like we’re stupid. They’ve earned that right, because for the most part America is too stupid to realize that things such as rich, poor, fat, and thin are mostly a state of mind.