In front of me today was a locksmith truck. It had a sign painted on the back that said "Emergency Car Unlocking: Free if Child Locked Inside."
a) In hot southern summers, this matters.
b) That's very cool of the locksmith to care about the wellbeing of children.
c) It avoids the conundrum of what happens if someone can't actually afford to have a locksmith unlock the car with their child trapped inside.
d) Being Poor is expecting to pay for things that are supposed to be free.
e) "People in the US are poor because your government rewrote the laws that protected their jobs, slashed their protection from unscrupulous corporate practices, and then when they got fired, cut their unemploment benefits to nothing. People are poor because all the money that was 'saved' by this was pocketed by your government, which redirected those funds into your 'defence' budget, and then handed it over to friends and family as 'contracts'." --Dale Morris, 2005, in a Whatever comment thread where he says a lot of other enlightening things.
f) It would be nice to someday live in a first world country where large numbers of my fellow citizens aren't living in a third world country.
g) Capitalism can go too far too.