A guy decides to start his life over with nothing. After ten months he has moved from a homeless shelter into an apartment, bought a pickup truck, and had saved close to $5,000. Not surprisingly, he then wrote a book about his experiences which he holds up as "a testament to what ordinary Americans can achieve."
Adam Shepard, if you really want to show just how easy it is to get out of poverty with a little gumption, I suggest immigrating to a country where you don't speak the language. Then maybe the playing field would be a little more level.