Being poor kinda sucks!
But, since I'm a well-rounded guy (a homo universalis (or for those less Latinerally inclined, a universal faggot) if you will) I shall give you a tour of two cities, both of which reside within me, or rather are me, in a metaphorical sense, because I am not an actual city yet (due to zoning errors on part of the local government).
Being poor sucks because: you can't do anything. Like, anything. Want to do a thing? Have a thing? Go somewhere? How about you go to go fuck yourself town, and have a go fuck yourself sandwich.
Then again, not being poor means doing work. Which blows! Work, in my honest opinion, is bad. You have to work with people who are also there to not be poor. So usually that leads to some crazy stuff.... As in, crazy BORING!!!!
So all in all, I recommend everyone to not be poor, but to also not work. Perhaps everyone should be rich??? IDK, just my pro-verbial two cents (2c as you say in the States!)