I read an article the other day (cant remember were but it was reputable) that a study was done were it basically said that know matter what the poor would always be poor. They could work their tails of (harder then most rich or middle class) but would never be out of their situation. What do you think? Is it their mind-set?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:29 PM on May. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by lovinangels at 10:42 PM on May. 25, 2009
It's very difficult.. I read a journal the other day here on cafemom that I commented on, because it spoke to me. It was about the "high cost of poverty" and that is SO true! I left a lengthy comment. Poor people actually pay more for the simple things..laundry, groceries, even paying bills.. poor people end up having to spend more money on these things for lack of a car, bank account, washer & dryer.. and that's just the tip of the iceburg. And we have been there! But, while we're not quite out yet, we're climbing out of the hole. It takes some determination, and in our case, some shit luck (SO got a really good job out of nowhere, and was promoted quickly), but it CAN be done if you're smart enough to plan ahead and sacrifice.
Answer by motherofanaries at 10:42 PM on May. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on May. 25, 2009
I feel like more resources need to be put out there to help the lower class. It looks like Obama is trying to make college more affordable to those who are lower class which I think is great. It is very hard for those who are poor to better themselves when the tools needed to better themselves are unattainable (like a college education for example). Yes there are college scholarships and grants, but those are limited. Until more resources are available, then I would have to say yes the majority of those who are poor will always be poor
Answer by jm14879 at 10:53 PM on May. 25, 2009
If you are poor there is already help for you for college. You fill out the FAFSA and they give you grants or federal (very low interest loans you don't pay back till you are out of school) loans! You CAN do it people DO do it. I think PA does hurt, b/c as soon as you start to get ahead it, and all other help, is yanked out from under you. So many people prefer the security of gov't checks to the insecurity of the job market or going beyond the income bracket that will take away the help!! But is it impossible.....No.
Answer by momof030404 at 11:01 PM on May. 25, 2009
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