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Diane H F.

"Alleviate US poverty."

Fort Atkinson, WI, USA
female, age 60
single, 1 child
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    Aug 7, 2008 8:18 AM

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    For over a quarter of a century, poverty has been regarded in the media as a moral  or behavior issue.  This is false.  Poverty is an economic issue,  the result of  economic factors. Since the '80's, the public has been inundated with the idea that poverty is a "lifestyle choice", the result of preferring to be lazy.  Anyone who has experienced poverty knows it is hard (sometimes agonizingly hard) and often painful.

    We need realistic ideas for easing US poverty, from putting restraints on corporate greed to re-establishing legitimate social aid to the unemployed/unemployable. Creating a real welfare program can be done entirely by reversing the past quarter century of massive "tax relief" for corporations/the rich.  (Clearly, this has not resulted in an abundance of family supporting jobs, as promised).

    There are great ideas among us ordinary people.  Let's discuss these issues.

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