O'Reilly is an idiot TV performer who makes his living by playing the hard nosed conservative so his audience can sit at home and go 'Yeah, tell 'em Bill!" NOT to be taken too seriously, he is a p-e-r-f-o-r-m-e-r.
Culture of poverty? What he doesn't know (or can't admit) is that money is not the be all and end all measure of happiness. I personally made over twice as much money 20 years ago when I lived in Cali, but was angry far too much of my day on a regular basis. Made the choice to move to a rural setting far away from the Cali culture and have never regretted it for a moment. Does that mean I have become a failure? I don't THINK so
O'Reilly is entitled to his opinion, but he isn't necessarily right.