During a visit to America in 1987, the Soviet Union’s Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev made the remark to President Reagan (and I paraphrase), “If those are slums, I’ll take ten of those.” This was testament about America’s greatness. It’s incredibly that a superpower leader (and sworn enemy) envied our poor to such an extent that he wanted them in his country, it’s usually the opposite. We’re not in the 1980′s anymore, but I have a feeling that Gorbachev would say the same thing he did then, today.
Why? Just take a look at the chart below…
I’m not showing you this information to make a point that America’s poor don’t need our help or shouldn’t be served. Because they do and we should help. I’m showing you this information to prove once again that despite all of America’s faults we live in the greatest country in the world. After all, our poor are envied.
A special thanks for TPPF for forwarding this information to me.
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