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Thread #78659   Message #1423049
Posted By: dianavan
28-Feb-05 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Yes, Hesperis, housing in urban areas is a major problem.   

I have to disagree with what you say about support for pregnant women when you say that they would get pregnant just to get on the program. Thats one of the arguments you hear now. The fact is, most women do not have children so that they can go on welfare. Having a child is not a solution to poverty.

If you think its a solution, you can have a child and go on welfare. Then you will have two mouths to feed, child-care responsibilities, and very little chance to work outside the home.

I'm not going to find solutions for your poverty. You have to solve your own problems - even if it means changing your thinking from the way it should be to the way it is. You may need to look into co-housing or living with others or even doing what you may think is more than your fair share of the work. If you come across as 'needy', nobody will help you. When you begin to help yourself, all kinds of people will be there for you.

As a woman who raised two children on nothing but my wits, I find that single people who whine about their personal circumstances or ask me for a hand-out are a major drain on my patience. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and find something useful to do.