Working families fighting poverty

Working families fighting poverty

There are 19 comments on the Desoto Times Online story from Jul 28, 2007, titled Working families fighting poverty. In it, Desoto Times Online reports that:

Meet DeSoto County's working poor. They are increasingly white, Hispanic and African-American. Hard-working, proud and struggling to pay the bills, these DeSoto Countians aren't dependent on welfare, and ...

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NewWorldOrder

Strathfield, Australia

#1 Aug 15, 2007
WILL AMERICANS LEARN TO SAVE WITH ALL THESE COMMERCIALS OF THINGS TO BUY...WHEN DO WE DRAW THE LINE? ADD COMMENT HERE
horse-gal

Belrose, Australia

#2 Aug 17, 2007
wat the hell is this
L ALL OVER

Santa Clara, CA

#3 Aug 17, 2007
An article about the working poor horse-gal.
BlackAmericanPri ncess

Dayton, OH

#4 Aug 17, 2007
This is sad... I'll comment more later.
Sinajuavi

United States

#5 Aug 17, 2007
Increasingly the working and middle class of the USA falls between the cracks. The richer get richer all the time, and the rest get screwed.

This process began in earnest with the Reagan Administration. Conservative (fascist) policies bolstered by endlessly droned rhetoric from the media have forced the nation into a continuous downward slide since the reign of that greasy-haired traitor.

All Americans should unite against the powerful forces which are pushing us all into 3rd world status while they whine about their taxes.
horse-gal

Belrose, Australia

#6 Aug 17, 2007
oh ok sorry

Since: Apr 07

Phillyburbs

#7 Aug 17, 2007
horse-gal wrote:
wat the hell is this
This was an interesting story. Yet, it's broad and vague. It's sad to hear that people live in such impoverished conditions. The United States is SUPPOSED to be one of the richest nations in the world...

But, the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. That's the AMERICAN WAY...
L ALL OVER

Santa Clara, CA

#8 Aug 17, 2007
I don't think this used to be the American Way. I think things used to be different. I think people could strive to accomplish something in the not too distant past.
BlackAmericanPri ncess

Dayton, OH

#9 Aug 17, 2007
Knoxxie wrote:
<quoted text>
This was an interesting story. Yet, it's broad and vague. It's sad to hear that people live in such impoverished conditions. The United States is SUPPOSED to be one of the richest nations in the world...
But, the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. That's the AMERICAN WAY...
I KNOW it's so sad. How can we be at war right now, when people in our own country are suffering? Its so sick.

Since: Apr 07

Phillyburbs

#10 Aug 17, 2007
L ALL OVER wrote:
I don't think this used to be the American Way. I think things used to be different. I think people could strive to accomplish something in the not too distant past.
Now, if I remember my history correctly:

Decades upon decades people were either rich or poor in America. There wasn't a middle-class. The middle-class popped-up after World War 2, when the war vets came home. The GI Montgomery Bill and VA Loan programs were created. So, people started to live in the suburbs. Also, the warehouses and factories popped-up during World War 2.

Now we live in a high-tech computerized-age that don't require warehouses and factories. And the few that do still exist have sent jobs overseas. So, the middle-class is suffering. My elderly neighbors across the street just lost their home because they couldn't afford to pay their taxes.

Since: Aug 07

Tupelo, MS

#11 Aug 18, 2007
It is something. I work everyday to raise my girls and the first time I go and ask for a little assistance with health care, they tell me no. But I know of people who are taking the system for all they can because they do not want to work.

Since: Apr 07

Phillyburbs

#12 Aug 18, 2007
tnngal wrote:
It is something. I work everyday to raise my girls and the first time I go and ask for a little assistance with health care, they tell me no. But I know of people who are taking the system for all they can because they do not want to work.
Sad. But that's how it goes sometime.

I don't know what state you live in? Yet, you may want to contact your State Rep. because I believe there are health care programs available for people. I live in Pennsylvania and I know that such health care programs exist.
horse-gal

Belrose, Australia

#13 Aug 18, 2007
ok
L ALL OVER

Santa Clara, CA

#14 Aug 19, 2007
Didn't they recently pass a bill for healthcare for children to make sure that all children had coverage?

Since: Aug 07

Tupelo, MS

#15 Aug 19, 2007
Knoxxie wrote:
<quoted text>
Sad. But that's how it goes sometime.
I don't know what state you live in? Yet, you may want to contact your State Rep. because I believe there are health care programs available for people. I live in Pennsylvania and I know that such health care programs exist.
I live in TN but getting ready to move over the boarder in MS. I tried to get health care just for the girls but unless I have over 3grand in medical bills, I can not get any. I made $10hr at the time and working for a temp agency. They told me I made too much money. Go figure with me paying $662 in rent a month.

Since: Apr 07

Phillyburbs

#16 Aug 19, 2007
tnngal wrote:
<quoted text>
I live in TN but getting ready to move over the boarder in MS. I tried to get health care just for the girls but unless I have over 3grand in medical bills, I can not get any. I made $10hr at the time and working for a temp agency. They told me I made too much money. Go figure with me paying $662 in rent a month.
I would contact your State Rep. I think that most states offer affordable health plans for people. Again, I live in Pennsylvania and this state does offer such programs.

Even if you have to take some time out and get on the Internet, I would do some research and see what's available (if anything) in my state.
Sinajuavi

Crozet, VA

#17 Aug 19, 2007
Don't pretend this is all some sort of natural process...the rulers have engineered it to get rid of the middle class which had arisen thanks to the Union movement and FDR-style social programs.

They saw in the 60's the danger of educating too many Americans...they got rebellion against their injustice.

Now they are pushing you back into poverty, and getting you to blame everyone but the real enemy: CORPORATIONS!

Since: Apr 07

Phillyburbs

#18 Aug 19, 2007
Sinajuavi wrote:
Don't pretend this is all some sort of natural process...the rulers have engineered it to get rid of the middle class which had arisen thanks to the Union movement and FDR-style social programs.
They saw in the 60's the danger of educating too many Americans...they got rebellion against their injustice.
Now they are pushing you back into poverty, and getting you to blame everyone but the real enemy: CORPORATIONS!
CORPORATIONS? The same corporations that people can be employed if they receive an education. My brother is black, and he has a Masters Degree in Computer Science. He works for Cisco and makes nearly $150,000.00 a year. I doubt if corporations are out to destroy people. If you have the education, skill, and experience, a major corporation will employ you...

Just my belief...
horse-gal

Belrose, Australia

#19 Aug 20, 2007
hmmm
i have no i dear wat to write her

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