Stop the liberal press and read no further. The Huffington-Puffington Post has identified the Uber-Victim, and the Uber-Victim has explained in great detail why she is, and must forever remain, in poverty.
I found myself screaming at this picture "Run, baby, run! Save yourself!" Alas, it is not so simple to warn infants of their impending ruination at the hands of a completely irresponsible, illogical and ignorant moron parading as a parental unit. We can only hope and pray that, through divine providence, the toddler someday falls under the influence of someone sane who understands and will impart to the young mush-head the simple concept of decisions begetting consequences.
Here we have a young woman who smokes, boozes, eats candy, works two jobs, had her first child out of wed-lock (apparently), seems to make trips to Planned Parenthood frequently for God only knows what reason (undoubtedly to abort any additional unaffordable, inconvenient, non-human lumps of fetal cells that would cause her even more economic grief), whose boss prevents her from making more money "because he says she does not fit the corporate image" (actually, she looks pretty nice in the pic, unless the pic is concealing something hideous beneath shoulder-level), and who says the Patriot Act kept her from getting a checking account (thus contributing to her inability to rise out of poverty), all as a result of being in poverty.
The concept that she is in poverty because she smokes, drinks, has babies out of wedlock, thinks Planned Parenthood is a cheap alternative to other forms of birth control, must have broken some law that prevents her from being able to get a bank account (presumably she is here as an illegal alien) and does god-only-knows-what to keep herself from being promoted at work, apparently is foreign to her.
Allow me to pause here to invoke the "E-Defense," abbreviated to protect the identity of the concept's originator, who also happens to be the Motley Blogger's spouse. The E-Defense is the classical rejoinder that even stupid people who do stupid stuff to totally screw up their lives also get sick and hungry. I get that, and I don't disagree entirely, but I do disagree that we should allow them to remain in abject poverty and in total ignorance of why poverty is their condition now, but does not have to be their condition forever.
If you don't have time or cannot bring yourself to suffer through this young mother's bizarre rationale and twisted defense of poor people's bad decision making, start with the sixth paragraph and read to the end. No, wait! Start with any paragraph, they are equally entertaining and incoherent. Oh, what the heck, read the entire thing, beginning with her bio. I promise, those of you with a speck of sense, self-respect and personal accountability will be riveted by the entire piece. Undoubtedly, some of you won't need to read more than the author's short gag-a-maggot bio -- "Linda Torado -- Night Cook, Essayist, Activist" -- without throwing up from spasms of laughter or nausea. For those of you so affected, you may stop reading there.
When you finish this essay by "Linda, Torado -- Night Cook, Essayist, Activist," you quite likely will never need to read another article to know how and what (some of) the poor think about why they are in poverty and how they must then make important life-decisions, and why they will forever remain in poverty because of the way they think about and act as a consequence of their largely self-induced poverty. After all, you have just encountered the Uber-Victim, the Victim Sine Pari, Una Víctima Sin Igual. What more can anyone say?