Is America a third-world country?

In my area, there are people setting up "illegal" stores in their neighborhoods and getting busted for it. The problem is, many people are coming out and supporting them because the economy is bad and these people aren't doing anything with drugs or narcotics. Yes, these "illegal" stores are... show more In my area, there are people setting up "illegal" stores in their neighborhoods and getting busted for it. The problem is, many people are coming out and supporting them because the economy is bad and these people aren't doing anything with drugs or narcotics. Yes, these "illegal" stores are in the hood, but these guys are just trying to make some money because they can't find jobs.

Has America come to this? I see a lot of Americans laughing at "third-world" countries all the time, but how much of that "first world, third-world" nonsense is racial? There are a good many countries in the supposed third world that really aren't any worse than America, and in fact, have a better quality of life. Italy is supposedly VERY bad in Naples and Sicily. Much of Eastern Europe should be considered the third world, but they aren't because the people are white.

Due to some of the stupid policies we have, will America eventually have to admit it is a developing country? All the signs are there that we are about to become VERY POOR.
Update: Running water and flushing toilets? Third-world countries don't have them? Who are you kidding dude? That's a myth. Some really bad places and poor areas don't have them, but most of the big cities have those things!
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