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Comment: BEING POOR - read this if you dont know what it is like to be poor. if you are poor , you already know

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Here is a link from a woman who has a bitter-sweet outlook on being poor. She makes some GREAT points and the item about the man who got himself arrested to have a way to live until he gets Social Security is funny , but also really sad that our government forces people to do this kind of thing to survive. * note - The only thing I don't like is her support of a certain chain super saving store in the side bar.My personal fight with this store and the way they treat employees makes me want to tell everyone to stay away from it. Holly
singlemomandmoney blog spot

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Thank you Emil for the opportunity to do so! Soulight

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Soulight... This page is wonderful! Thank you for posting it!

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"Conclusion Poverty is most often a consequence of specific behavior. By engaging in other behaviors, people can avoid poverty. To help people escape poverty, government programs should encourage these behaviors. The 1996 welfare reforms encouraged work - and the rate of poverty fell. Proposals to encourage marriage, like President Bush's plan to eliminate the marriage penalty, could have similar benefits." (QUOTE FROM THE LINK :WHERE DID THIS GUY ...) You know what? I would like this guy to have a minimum wage job , then get a major illness and have to leave work, lose his car because he couldn't pay the insurance ,and then have to go to the community clinic on the bus in the middle of a snowstorm to wait in line for 4 hour for antibiotics because you have a fever of 102 degrees. Would his opinion of why people are poor change ? OH , I worked at a major discount chain. I have a 4-year degree , one friend who worked there was a social worker ,and 3 were teachers. None of could find jobs in our fields.

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WHERE DID THIS GUY GET HIS STATISTICS? HE HAS NEVER BEEN IN THE TRENCHES
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THE HIGH COST OF BEING POOR
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BEING DISABLED AND POOR IN NEW ORLEANS
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BEING A DISABLED WOMAN , CLOSELY CONNECTED TO BEING A POOR WOMAN
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I didn't write this even though it is written by someone named Holly.
What it is like to be poor

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A little boy and what it is like to be poor at Christmas
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http://www.authorsden.com/visi t/viewshortstory.asp?id=14983
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