When I'm Walkin': foolish and 19, i hitched down to surprise my girlfriend at a convention in el paso. found her with someone else. sure did enjoy the trip there, though. the wide open spaces of the southwest blew me away. thinking about it and wrote this song. the way home was a different story.
POVERTY: America's Greatest Shame: About half the people in America have been led to believe that poverty is not their problem, that it is a problem brought on the poor by themselves, and that they deserve to be poor because they are merely "lazy" and not "self-reliant."
That's the attitude that Ronald Reagan spread in the 1980s. And lots of Americans bought it, and many still buy it.
But is it true? Really?
There's a good article that tells the truth about it at http://messenger2.cjcmp.org/poverty.html...