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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:21 PM

Child poverty rates increase unabated

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/24/child-poverty-rates-increase-unabated/

Child poverty rates increase unabated
By Faiven Feshazion, MSNBC
8:08 AM on 01/24/2013

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A significant percentage of children in the United States are unequipped to succeed in this country, according to statistics from the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). A staggering 21.9% of our nation’s children are living in poverty. The CDF data shows that children are the poorest age group and that the younger they are, the poorer.
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“If the foundation of your house is crumbling, you don’t say you can’t afford to fix it,” said {CDF founder Marian Wright} Edelman, dissatisfied with the way child poverty has been addressed in this country. “It’s disgraceful that we let children be the poorest group of Americans.”

Part of Edelman’s discontent stems from her belief that we already know how to fix the disparity. She identified changes in employment opportunities, wages increases, and tax incentives as a few of the items to be adjusted in order to create a better outlook for the impoverished children. “We’ve got to close the gap between what we know and what we do,” she said. Unfortunately, lawmakers have the deficit holding them back, cutting costs and inadvertently stunting the progress.

Be Careful What You Cut is a new CDF campaign that is bringing awareness to the fact that some of the major social welfare funding is being reduced at the expense of children. Early education investments, nutritional programs, and tax credits are major contributors to child welfare, and shrinking funding in these areas can have negative effects on a poor child already trying to survive against the odds.

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Reply Child poverty rates increase unabated (Original post)
woo me with science Jan 2013 OP
xchrom Jan 2013 #1
midnight Jan 2013 #2
woo me with science Jan 2013 #6
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #3
Fight2Win Jan 2013 #7
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #8
ProSense Jan 2013 #13
DhhD Jan 2013 #4
Fight2Win Jan 2013 #10
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #5
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #9
moondust Jan 2013 #11
me b zola Jan 2013 #12
me b zola Jan 2013 #14

Response to woo me with science (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:13 PM

1. Du rec. Nt

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Response to woo me with science (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:15 PM

2. Lawmakers focusing on deficit want austerity solutions. Something that benefits the lawmakers only!

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Response to midnight (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:07 PM

6. + 1 It's unconscionable,

that this is the direction we get, even from Democrats, despite a landslide and despite a clear message from Americans across party lines that austerity is the last thing we need.

So many are already desperately suffering.

This is the outcome of allowing corporate money to corrupt our political process.

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Response to woo me with science (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:54 PM

3. Well, we managed to get permanent tax cuts for the wealthy, so that should fix it

 

I'm pretty sure that's how it works in the modern Democratic party. Basically, we just do whatever the GOP proposed five or ten years ago and we declare victory.

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:28 PM

7. +100000

 


...and remember when they cut food stamps and welfare, which giving families a pittance to survive...

....that they cannot be bothered to audit the Pentagon and Homeland Security because spending

it is too out of control and unaccountable.

Don't ask why or what the fuck!!....even though it is 60% of government spending.

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Response to Fight2Win (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:53 PM

8. Exactly. Can't afford insurance? Fuck you loser, it's the LAW! HAHAHA!

 

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:11 PM

13. No,

"Exactly. Can't afford insurance? Fuck you loser, it's the LAW! HAHAHA!"

...it's not the law. President Obama did what other Presidents have tried and failed to do for more than a century.

The health care law is still the biggest expansion of the safety net since Medicare
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022159929

Health Law Offers Dental Coverage Guarantee For Some Children
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022196776

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Response to woo me with science (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:17 PM

4. Take a classroom. Children sitting at the front of the room have $800.00 communication devices

while at the back of the classroom, teachers hand out notebook paper as poorer children are out (of most school supplies) by the Third Six Weeks grading period.

There is a need for pens and pencils too.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:42 PM

10. schools buy microsoft office for every computer, and a blackberry for every teacher

 


but kids have to bring in hand cleaner and kleenex for the class.


This is our future, getting screwed over here....American needs to wake up fast.

The only thing that seems to work for motivating people is selfishness....

If our children continue to get screwed over and dumbed down....

just imagine what your future nurses when you are old and sick will look like!

It is very difficult to learn when you are starving and don't know where you will sleep that night.

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Response to woo me with science (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:05 PM

5. These "takers" need to get a job

Perhaps Paul Ryan will introduce a bill abolishing child labor laws

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:58 PM

9. One can only hope

 

The little tykes are being discriminated against by being forced into schools.

I say, if you're old enough for a priest to fuck, you're old enough for a boss to fuck over.

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Response to woo me with science (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:03 PM

11. And poverty grows harder to escape.

Offshoring and automation have killed off a lot of opportunities for anybody who can't afford to buy an increasingly expensive education.

"It takes money to make money" in a financialized economy. That leaves an awful lot of people SOL.

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Response to woo me with science (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:08 PM

12. Poverty is the largest factor in women relinquishing their child for adoption

I wish people would understand this. You really want to help a child? Assist families so that they may keep their own children!

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Response to me b zola (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:15 PM

14. It really disgust me

...the manner in which we discuss women's issue's and issues of poverty but compete;y ignore how women are used as brood mares for the adopters.

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