Tirado fails to address a lot of the glaring WTFs in her own story:
Why did she have not one but two children?
Why doesn’t she have a bank account?
(She blames… the Patriot Act, which is, at least, the most original alibi I’ve heard for this persistently stupid “poor person” problem.)
Why did she marry a guy who works at the same sh***y job she does?
Why didn’t she finish school in the first place instead of taking courses now?
(She says repeatedly that she “knows” she’s never going to get out of poverty, so what’s with the classes, then?)
Thoughout, Tirado tries to justify one of the great complaints people like me have about today’s poor people:
Their apparent refusal to look and plan ahead, and engage in delayed gratification.
Her “reasoning” is familiar…