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How does poverty affect us all, whether we are poor or not. What can we do to turn it around? What's the answer?

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Jobs are there. It's skills that are missing. Education could solve the ills of many poor people.

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Poverty causes any number of social issues costing the country money. There will always be people who have less. Some will be by choice. The best solution is create better paying jobs. Not raise minimum wage or expand welfare. Most people I believe want to make their own living. It's nearly impossible for those with low income jobs to pull them selves above water.

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I agree with everything you said except about the minim wage, I think minimum wage is okay for teenagers, but for adults I don't think it works out
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The problem with raising minimum wage is business will have to raise prices to cover additional payrole or close. Neither one is a win for poverty stricken people. I believe you first need to create higher paying skilled jobs then as the poverty level drops you can raise minimum wage. It sure sounds easier then it is
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I agree that we need to create better paying jobs
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Some thoughts: There are no money barriers wherever we go - shopping malls, gas stations, grocery stores; Nobody asks how much is in your bank account or wallet( don't tell!), or how much your clothes cost( although you can tell mostly); who can go to the beach( there are some private beaches); Our taxes pay the bills of some of the poor, SOMEBODY is going to be the least paid person.

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The answer is the government can donate there money and stop all world hunger and poverty

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That'll happen!!
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The various governmental programs that cost money to enforce gets financial funding when people are taxed. This causes all people to feel the effect of the poor.

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I have been on my own since I was a child , poverty makes a person realize just how cruel people can be , and how the world revolves around money
Unless you've HAD to do unspeakable things to survive , you don't really learn to appreciate the things in life that really matter , life, hope , faith ,
Perseverance , and the ability to
Adapt to situations , but never forget where you come from , in my case
I chose to rise above the percentage
Table , and to be better , and vowed to help anyone who had the determination , and faith , to not fall
Victim to the world , self taught , life's lessons , self taught street survival,
Has made me into a poster child of
Abuse , and I have deep issues , but I try to not to hold everyone to one persons actions , I fail miserably sometimes , and apologies alot , but I keep trying , but it's always front and center to keep my guard up , it sucks too

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