Fighting poverty with education; hope for breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 23, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    I'd rather be an employer who hires, then be the one searching for work.

    America gives us the independence, and playing field to decide our fate.

    We need leaders with the same philosophy, or we'll transform into a North Korea.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 23, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    We loss the war on poverty, and the Head Start program is another government waste.

  • donquixote84721 Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    An Ancient Chinese proverb clearly states both cause and cure for many of the Lower Class problems. "Give a man a fish he will est for one day, but teach him to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life." Many of the Lower Class have problems that keep them in the Lower Class, but if these problems were corrected they could become self-reliant, simply because that is where their family has been for generations.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 2:18 p.m.

    It is really nice for the Herberts to get out with their campaigning message and get free advertising 2 weeks before the election. Mr. Cooke will have a disadvantage as he is not in control of agencies that can use the "Governor" and "First Lady" positions to get free advertising for UDOT, education, humanitarian events, etc, such as giving at contracts to his friends and pay $13M to the contractor who didn't get the contract to buy some time. You can buy happiness? Utah County Commissioners past and present don't have opposition and have such an influence on the state. I know it is a happy valley and there are even heretics down there that are against the system because he is not a part of the inpower party.

    People get skewed in Utah valley as it is such a happy place without problems and the mass transit Front Runner and ICORE will take care of all those frustrations people have behind their wheels of power.

    There will be more time for people to go to football, basketball and other sports with less time being on the road. They will then be able to spend more Integrity money.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 22, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    Re: one old man Ogden, UT
    "Mountboy, it's pretty hard to find anything more "inside" a person than education ...."

    Mountanman is correct when he suggests that you can't help people who don't want to help themselves. That is what the LDS Inner-city Mission is all about. They teach people how to make the changes in their lives necessary to improve their situation.

    There are too many people who expect and free handout without putting forth the effort to earn it.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 10:55 a.m.

    Mountboy, it's pretty hard to find anything more "inside" a person than education. So I guess you are offering wholehearted support for this.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 22, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    Ask someone who overcame poverty and you may be suprised to learn that poverty is overcome from the inside out,not the other way around.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Oct. 22, 2012 7:33 a.m.

    I think one reason that we're seeing the drift toward allowing conditions that create extreme poverty make a resurgence in the U.S. is that we don't see the threat of a foe that's using our poverty as a media tool against us, as was the case in the Cold War. So those in power are less reminded of the existance of those in need.

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Oct. 22, 2012 6:04 a.m.

    Thank you. This goes a long way to explain the damage done by decades of transferring wealth from the working poor to those with asset bubbles. Seeing the statistical breakdown of poverty by race, it's clear we still need affirmative action.

    As Utah implements our new law gathering statistics about multi-generational poverty let's not end up blaming the parents.