Time to address poverty

Time to address poverty

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justice

Rome, NY

#1 Aug 6, 2014
46,000,000 Americans Live in poverty. America is the riches country in the world.
Mr Poopy Drawers

Utica, NY

#3 Aug 7, 2014
Hello poverty. No get the hell out of my neighborhood, welfare scum!
disgusted

Carthage, NY

#4 Aug 8, 2014
If you don't like living in poverty - get a job and go back to school and learn a trade.

If you would rather sit home on your ass and deal dope, your life will soon be over with anyways.
Get Up

New Hartford, NY

#5 Aug 8, 2014
You don't like the way you're living , change it. Go back to school, be a better parent, stop getting tattoos all over your bodies, and get your life together. Poverty in America is self inflicted. You're given all the opportunity to better yourself. Don't blame a successful person for having more than you. When you were skipping school, they were studying. When you were lounging around all summer, they were working a crap job to have money for college.

Its not you color or where you live that keeps you poor, it's you and your lack of ambition to better yourself and the generations who follow you.

Level 6

Since: Nov 10

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#6 Aug 8, 2014
justice wrote:
46,000,000 Americans Live in poverty. America is the riches country in the world.
And the poor in this country are better off than the poor anywhere in the world.

The poor in the US would be the elite in most other countries.

Our poor have computers, video games, cars, air conditioning, and many other amenities that are considered luxuries in other places.

They also have the option of bettering themselves through hard work and determination. They have access to healthcare, education, food stamps, housing, legal services, family planning, etc... Although being born into poverty is not a choice, staying in poverty for most Americans is a choice. Those born into poverty may never be wealthy, but in most cases they do have the opportunity to better themselves through education, hard work and determination.
TWO BY FOUR

Yorkville, NY

#8 Aug 8, 2014
Poverty is a "learned" mentality... there are many multi-generational families that dedicate themselves to educating the next generation on how to ride on the system... while there is soe truth to living better on county benefits than one can on a minimum wage job, there is something wrong with the fact that Oneida County is known state wide for being the place to go to live off the public.

People convince themselves that they cannot change anything... then, someone who has worked all their life loses job and gets treated like they are trying to scam while people that have been on system for years and years (what happened to 5 year max?) get and continue to get more and more from system. Every day, people from outside the area come to Oneida County and are getting services usually within 48 hours of getting off bus... or train..
Truth

Utica, NY

#9 Aug 8, 2014
JusticeDefiled13501 wrote:
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And the poor in this country are better off than the poor anywhere in the world.
The poor in the US would be the elite in most other countries.
Our poor have computers, video games, cars, air conditioning, and many other amenities that are considered luxuries in other places.
They also have the option of bettering themselves through hard work and determination. They have access to healthcare, education, food stamps, housing, legal services, family planning, etc... Although being born into poverty is not a choice, staying in poverty for most Americans is a choice. Those born into poverty may never be wealthy, but in most cases they do have the opportunity to better themselves through education, hard work and determination.
Well said.
disgusted

Carthage, NY

#10 Aug 8, 2014
Remember one thing that all these helpful posts have tried to say - living in property is by choice; if you want to live the "good life" like the working class is, then you have to have ambition, set yourself a goal and be willing to work to accomplish your goal (which is hard work and scarafice).

Once you have met the goal you've set for yourself, you will have gained self respect along the way which is something you can never buy - you must earn it.

Good Luck - many of us have done this and so can you.
Not difficult

United States

#11 Aug 8, 2014
This isn't hard if you get the right education and work hard you get whatever you want. It's in these people's heads.

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