Who believes America has no poverty?

Reading some of the statements made here in the Politics section it's come to my attention that some people believe because America is the richest nation in the world that there's no poverty here. I can assume that those people are American because they say "we" when they talk about the US. So I... show more Reading some of the statements made here in the Politics section it's come to my attention that some people believe because America is the richest nation in the world that there's no poverty here. I can assume that those people are American because they say "we" when they talk about the US. So I guess my real question is What planet are you from? Who here is so ignorant to say there's no poverty in the US? And if you do truly believe that, what exactly are your reasons for saying so? Do you choose to turn a blind eye to the homeless and hungry people that live here in the United States? Or do you believe that there isn't any?
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