Not So Poor

A note from our executive director, David Almasi:

I’d love to have a bigger television, but I bought the biggest one I believe my family can afford.

Today the Washington Post discusses the long-awaited move of some public housing tenants in Annapolis, Maryland.

I can’t help but notice that the accompanying photo shows them moving one tenant’s television that is larger than the one my household believes it can afford on two good incomes.

For more on the how “poverty” might not really mean poor, see this recent

column by Ralph de Toldeano from Insight magazine.

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