I know this sounds harsh but... is this the Parent's problem? Or the
Government's problem?So who should we look expect to FIX it? The
Government? Or the Parents?I think Utah parents need to take
responsibility for this. The Government can TRY to fix it. But they well
never succeed until the Parent's own the situation and see it as THEIR
responsibility to solve it.We do need a safety net, and there are
many families who really do need neighborhood or government support, but we need
to quit looking to the Government FIRST when we see headlines like "More
Utah children live in poverty", etc. Nothing can keep ALL
children out of poverty. Working as a team, a village, or a community is
needed. But most importantly... seeing to it that YOUR children don't live in
poverty is the PARENT'S job, not the Government's. If we all do this the trend
will do better.We should be helping our neighbors (volunarily)... so
more people can avoid this mind-set that it's the government's job to get them
out of poverty.Poverty will always be around to one degree or
another. I don't like poverty, but it's a good motivator. If we fear
poverty... we will do what it takes to stay out. If it's not OUR job to do what
it takes to avoid poverty, and think it's the GOVERNMENT'S job to insure that my
children don't live in Poverty... the problem will continue to grow.
We have spent trillions of dollars with our war on poverty. Money spent, equals
about a hundred fifty thousand dollars for every second in a year.So, why are more children living among poverty?
re:2bitsYeah, too bad those children chose such crappy parents!
I have an idea. Instead of donating millions to Super-PACs. Why don't we
donate millions to a Super-Feed the Children fund. 10 million would go a long
ways towards feeding hungry children. Its sad when in a Christian state like
Utah that children are going hungry.
Lorin,You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.No reason for a child going hungry, when you have:* free
school lunches* food stamps* church welfare* food bank*
The best way to help poor hungry children is not for the government to give them
food.The best way is to lower taxes on the super rich. This will
allow them to purchase even bigger mansions, and yachts. This in turn will
inspire their parents into working hard, and thus being able to feed their own
"Poverty will always be around to one degree or another. I don't like
poverty, but it's a good motivator. If we fear poverty... we will do what it
takes to stay out."- George Carlin once said this about our
country's class system:The rich make all the money, pay none of the
taxesThe middle class do all the work, pay all the taxesThe poor ...
just to scare the *crap* out of the middle class! Keep them showing up at those
jobs!I think that's funny and quite relevant.
Those who tithe could stop and give 10% more to their kids. It might be enough
to get some families out of poverty.
Welcome to the Utah plan of slaver business owners and socialist government that
discourages prosperity and self sufficient citizens from being acheivers and
pulling themselves out of their poverty. This state discourages prosperity and
try their best to socialize people in to government dependence. If people wanted
out of poverty, then improve wages for citizens and cut socialist programs and
send the excess back to Mexico. More misinformation and
disinformation from this tabloid news paper. When this origination DN is talking
about "pockets of poverty" they are referring to the illegal alien
Mexicans living in their illegal underground communities terrorizing and looting
this state. While these terrorist can't get jobs because they are illegal is no
excuse for them to expect comfort and pity from the americans they are
exploiting.And this documentation of poverty is a hoax, all these
pockets of illegal poverty are a lie and earning $50K/year in welfare. Poverty
does not exist in the illegal community, poverty is in the lives and families of
americans wanting their jobs back from illegal workers Utah employers are
defrauding this state with.As long as Utah's government maintains
its illegal workers in the state, socialism and poverty are economic bedfellows.
It's too bad Utah doesn't have a reliable and honest news media involved in the
true meaning of true journalism.
Parents in these "concentrated" areas may be discovered to be buying
cigarettes and beer while watching their sattelite tv and chating on the cell
phone before feeding their children. Let's do some real studies of
the cause of poverty before we start creating another government program to
help. I'm getting tired of driving through my poor neighborhoods and seeing
people lounging all over their porches drinking beer, driving nicer cars than I
can affort and dressed to hilt with hats, chains, and sneakers that are
expensive enough to buy food for a month and satellite dishes on every roof. Help the truly needed and help the truly lazy. Two different problems,
two different solutions.
Remember, the Annie E. Casey Foundation is a hard left outfit dedicated to
boosting "nanny state" welfare programs, so their "research"
must be take with great skepticism.It is astounding (or perhaps,
expected) that their "study" makes no effort to determine if this
problem reflects the huge number of people here illegally. Naturally, most
illegals declare zero income bcause they cannot legally work, and most would
deny receiving any welfare beneftis obtained using fruadulent identity
documents. Hence, large numbers of "children living in poverty" when
that is not actually the case.Exactly where in the Constitution does
it allow the federal government to seize money from working people to give to
DN articles about poverty and immigration really brings out ugly judgementalism
and ignorance. It's hard to believe some of these comments come from
"Christians."Do any of you personally know someone
struggling with poverty?Re:My ChildrensKeeperYour claims are
ridiculous and far from the reality I know.
Utah statistics:64% (196,515) of children in low-income families
have at least one parent who is employed full-time, year-round.28%
(85,817) of children in low-income families have at least one parent who is
employed either part-year or part-time. 8% (25,743) of children in
low-income families do not have an employed parent.29% (88,850) of
children in low-income families live with a single parent.31%
(200,046) of white children live in low-income families.58% (80,914)
of Hispanic children live in low-income families.40% (8,670)* of
Asian children live in low-income families. 38% (121,584) of
children, under age 6, live in low-income families. 66% (56,064) of
children of immigrant parents live in low-income families. 32%
(235,026) of children of native-born parents live in low-income families.
Put them to work in the mines to teach them about responsibility. /Newt
It does not appear my comments went through so I am posting again. I second
the motion. Truth seeker your comments are ridiculous. I don'tknow why DN
allows them. I suspect you just like to spread to spread contention and
discontent. You come across as an angry and unhappy person.There
was no mention in the article of the ethnicity or illegal immigration. Then why
bring it up? I really wonder about the motivation of some posters. They
appear to be motivated by a single issue. 2 Bits yes it is a
government problem. Poverty leads to violence, crime, and that leads to
incarceration in prisons and jails. There is a reason it is called the Utah