I know, the poverty threshold is about $11,000 for an individual and $22,000 for a family of four. But I’m not realy talking about that, let me explain. I got a mailing the other day from a local charity, one that actually does some great work.
There was a list of needs, things that people would need such as gift cards to grocery stores and hardware stores along with toiletries and other household items. What struck me, though, was “new 27in. color TV.” Where was I when a new TV went from a want to a need? I called up and said that I had a 27in. TV/DVR combo, cable ready, a couple years old. They said, “Thanks, but we were looking for a new one, you know, the flat screen.” What’s wrong with this picture?