You have to be rich to be poor.
That's what some people who have never lived below the poverty line don't understand.
Put it another way: The poorer you are, the more things cost. More in money, time, hassle, exhaustion, menace. This is a fact of life that reality television and magazines don't often explain.
So we'll explain it here. Consider this a primer on the economics of poverty.
here is the link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/17/AR2009051702053.html?g=0
do you believe that the poor pay more for things then rich people? Does it make you have a different perspective on poor people and how they live?
please read full article before answering the questions.
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:21 AM on May. 22, 2009
Yes and No.
This are indeed more expensive in regards to time, hassle and transportation ect. However, when someone is on assistance, they're receiving help for those things, so it's the working folks that are actually paying more.
There are some people too "rich" for assistance but too poor to make ends meet in reality. For them, I'd say this article is true. The federal minimum wage hasn't been looked at in over 10 years. I think that would certainly help some people rise above poverty.
I wouldn't poo-poo on the middle class either. We aren't eligible for assistance and aren't applicable to many scholarships, grants and loans simply based on our income. We struggle and many of us never get to go to college because we can't afford it, while people who ARE eligible for help because they making less get assistance, medicaid and scholarships grants for FREE.
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 AM on May. 22, 2009
Being poor can not be the excuse of saying _ I can take break from working now, because I started to work when I was 16 years old , it is time to use PA. Everybody needs to take personal responsibility.
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Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:54 AM on May. 22, 2009