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:: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 ::

Those still asking the "blame-the-victim" question about Hurricane Katrina’s victims - "They had warning, why didn’t they leave?" - should read John Scalzi’s wrenching blog post Being Poor

A sample:

Being poor is knowing exactly how much everything costs.

Being poor is coming back to the car with your children in the back seat, clutching that box of Raisin Bran you just bought and trying to think of a way to make the kids understand that the box has to last.

Being poor is thinking $8 an hour is a really good deal.

Being poor is people surprised to discover you're not actually lazy.

Being poor is people who have never been poor wondering why you "choose" to be so.

Being poor is knowing how hard it is to stop being poor.

Being poor is seeing how few options you have.

Being poor is running in place.

Being poor is people wondering why you didn't leave.

:: SL 12:14 AM [+] ::

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