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Poverty In America: A Special Report

Poverty In America: A Special Report | poverty assignment_Tham Jing Heng | Scoop.it
America is getting poorer.  The U.S. government has just released a bunch of new statistics about poverty in America, and once again this year the news is not
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after i read this article i noticed that america is getting poorer as the unemployment is getting higher and the number of good jobs is decreasing.and we are all counted very luckky as there are up to a thousand of children in a country living in poverty.

 

the rising inflation in america is squeezing the average american families as the sales prices are increasing. i think that if this continue in america millions of american families will be torn apart and children will be starving to death.

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The only way for poor to escape from poverty - Fox News

The only way for poor to escape from poverty - Fox News | poverty assignment_Tham Jing Heng | Scoop.it
The only way for poor to escape from poverty
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This week's World Economic Forum would do well to remember that there is only one effective solution to the poverty of poor nations. It is the only solution that has ever worked or will ever work.
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After reading the article, i realised that poverty is caused by the nation itself as thery are not producing enough food for themselves and also to export to  other country to earn money. Also nations that receive foreign aids will become to dependant on them, will fall if they stop aiding the nation and it also entrenches corrupted government as they have acess to all the aid money. But by giving charitable gifts like food are better as it meets the urgent needs from the nation.

 

The more effective way to get a nation out of poverty is to support the idea of having the nation to produce their own prosperity and be more productive and also have the motivation to move from poverty towards their increasing prosperity.

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Once Financially Secure, a Mother Is Fighting a Life of Poverty

Once Financially Secure, a Mother Is Fighting a Life of Poverty | poverty assignment_Tham Jing Heng | Scoop.it
Josephine Wiles Warner’s cozy town house in Herndon, Va., is filled with the laughter of her four children—children she brought into her home when their natural parents could no longer care for them.

Via Skip Boykin
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after reading this article i think that it cost more to be poor than rich, as people living in poverty have to pay higher prices for food, financial services and other needs. and with higher prices and fewer healthy food choices it can lead to poor diet and health issues and creates higher cost for medical issues, which in turn causes more debt. 

 

Alothough she had 3 college degrees, she still can't find a work in her field. i also think that it is unfair as according to studies it affects African Americans at more than twice the rate of the americans. Which i think that the nation should offer more jobs to people like them 



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Merissa Ong's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:23 AM

This article shows a family who struggled with paying their electricity and water bills on time,hence their lights and water are off.

I think the US government should keep a look out for these families although its a small percentage. They should give a time extention to these families as it is really hard on them to fork out so much money.

To these low income families,it is a really tough challenge to conquere and go through and others should give a thought about them.

Almash Mash's curator insight, January 25, 2014 11:42 PM

i'm extremely sad &

Almash Mash's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:06 AM

I'm sure this woman is struggling & suffering .  However, this story leaves much to be desired.  There are some gaping holes in the story and then it seems like the writer is trying desperately to shift blame away from the woman's own decisions in creating her current situation.

I feel for this woman taking care of children who are not her own. It wasn't her complete fault.

i wish she will get fairness.