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Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor - PoliticusUSA

Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor - PoliticusUSA | poverty | Scoop.it
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Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor
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By: Deborah Foster more from Deborah Foster ...

Via Velvet Martin
Zhao bibo's insight:

Poverty is a global problem. We can't really solve it but only can be alleviated. Government should launch the public education to raise the awareness among us. On the other hand, we need to teach the poors to work for rewards and create more opportunities for themslves.

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David Ting's comment, January 28, 2014 11:05 PM
I will agree that poverty is not only people not having money to feed themselves, but poverty is very big issue that affects the underpreveliged in many ways. Supplying the poor with money only tackles one of the many issues that they face and more help will be needed for them
Koh Chee Kiat's comment, January 29, 2014 9:13 AM
I agree, poverty is more than giving money out to everyone, like the saying goes, give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime
Huang Ziqian's comment, January 29, 2014 12:29 PM
Donating money to the poor has its pros and cons. The poor can spend it on health care, housing and education and so on. However, in a long run, these people in poverty might become dependent on it. They might take the help and supports for granted as well. Hence, donating money to the poor is necessary but there must be any other solutions to help them, too.
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Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food | poverty | Scoop.it
Low-income people are 27 percent more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia at the end of the month—right before paychecks and benefits come out.

Via David Simpson
Zhao bibo's insight:

The government should invest more money on the public hygiene and give subsidies to the lower income families.Hence, people will not be suffering from diseases.

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Zhiyang Liang's comment, January 29, 2014 10:06 AM
In my perspective, not only just the lack of food and the high medical treatment fee may cause the poor sick, but also the obstinacy of poor people. When they initially infect some small disease like flu, cough and fever. The first thought come out of their mind is that those diseases would flee away after a few days and there is no need to see the doctor and eat drugs. No one says that they should think in that way but our society forces them to think and they have no choice, they do not have enough money. Consequently, the evolution of those small disease leads to many great problems. So what can we do to help them is just to donate money and create health welfare to decrease their costs to some extent.
May's comment, January 30, 2014 7:32 AM
I agree with Evelyn that the poor have no enough money for food let alone medical bills. They are barely making both ends meet so where would they get the extra money for medical bills? They cant afford to have leftover money or savings for the month or anything like these. So they wont go check up for their health when they think they are just fine. Only later then they will know they have hypoglycemia. We should lend a helping hand by donating money, food and clothes for the poor instead donating only when they have developed hypoglycemia.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 1:52 AM
I agree with Bunaiya. Instead of helping these people suffering from the disease in later stages, donors/the society should have helped them in the earlier stages or while they are still not suffering from any disease. Educating the people from young will lead to a better future for all.
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Nicola Sturgeon warns George Osborne's housing benefit cuts will plunge 20,000 Scots children into poverty

Nicola Sturgeon warns George Osborne's housing benefit cuts will plunge 20,000 Scots children into poverty | poverty | Scoop.it
THE Deputy First Minister warned the Chancellor's latest welfare proposals would put thousands of youngsters at risk of homelessness.

Via Steven Preece
Zhao bibo's insight:

Nowadays, people who living at outskirt of the country are facing shortage of houses and foods.That's why there are a lot of people are living in make-shift houses. Government should help them instead of neglecting.

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Maocai Likes Rabbits's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:55 AM

This is my insight using my CEC . I see many more than 20000 innocent victims are going to suffer poverty as a result of George Osborne's attack on the poor and the weak.I see him trying to make youngsters homeless and make the poor familes suffer. I think he is doing this because they have plans to come on top of £120billion. I  wonder how will he himself feel if he has a poor family facing these problems. I wonder why he enjoys to see the poor suffer and i also wonder why is he so evil?

David Ting's comment, January 28, 2014 11:11 PM
I agree on Bobby insight on this article that the government is neglecting the poor and their attention is turned to the middle class people. The government should take more precautionary measures before they make any new scheme.
jadetay's comment, February 3, 2014 9:03 AM
I agree with Jiaxin's insight. Having to cope with enough food or water everyday is worrying enough. Furthermore, when winter kicks in, keeping warm became a problem too. Being so busy in managing their problem, they therefore neglect the possibility of solving it. Non-profit organisation thus can play in a big part in situation like this. This will allow the families/children to have one less problem to worry about.