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Thread #78659 Message #1423241
Posted By: Bobert
28-Feb-05 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Another Bobert lexdexyizm... "that is (just) a concern..." is how it was 'sposed to read, however, with that said, if you read the rest of the post you would have figured that out...
Hes, dianavan, and others,
First of all, d, though I found hes's comments somewhat off the mark, I didn't read anything personal into them. I know that she has had some problems but...
As fir women getting pregnant to get on the dole, that argument purdy much went out the window with the "Welfare Reform" legislation signed inot law under Clinton. What it did was limit a woman's partication in both the ADC (Aid to Dependent Children) and the AFDC (Aid of Families (bull) with Dependent Children to 2 years. Then, no matter what, it's back to making minimum wage while trying to keep a roof over you and yours kids heads and at least a little food, but very little. Folks purdu much figured it out real quick and that's why we are seeing so many mothers working at Wal-Marts, McDonalds, etc..
But back to malnutrition for a second. According to Dr. Deborah Frank who treats malnurished kids ay the Grow Clinic in Boston that "Learning is discretionary after you're well-fe, warm and secure..." See, if we are ever going to break down the cycle we are going to first make a committment to our kids. We are doing a lousy job right now. We're talking 1 in 5 kids living in poverty in the wealthiest country in history???
This is unacceptable...