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The cycle of poverty: A PA post

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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Question: Are you on PA now and were you on it growing up?

Options:

I use PA now and my parents did when I was a child.

I use PA now, but my parents did NOT when I was a child.

I do not use PA but my parents did when I was a child.

I do not use PA and my parents did NOT when I was a child.


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 Were you on PA growing up? Are your kids growing up on PA?

I see posts all the time where moms on PA insist they need it to raise their kids. This is a cultural problem in the US. Poverty is a generational cycle passed from one generation to another.

Posted by Anonymous on May. 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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auntietotty
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

My parents didnt use PA when I was growing up and we've never used it as adults either.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

bump

3JuJu3
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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Poverty has always been a generational cycle everywhere and throughout history. 

Edit: In societies that have a similar economic system

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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I grew up comfortably and I live the same way as an adult. We believe in working to get what you want.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

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Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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Both of my parents grew up during the depression (yes, I"m 57), and were very poor.  But alas, they STILL didn't take any charity at all.   They did the best they could, moved around the US, with just whatever they could carry in their (very old) car, working in fields along the way.  Many times, all they had to eat was cornbread, but none of them would EVER have thought of applying for any government aid. 

THAT was how I was raised.  You do for your own, and keep the government out of your family.

trish2tew
by Silver Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

None of the options really fit us. My family was never on PA as a child, even after my parents split. We, DH and I and the kids, got food stamps and medicaid for several years after DD#1 was born, and didn't qualify after I went back to work last year.

kim15690
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM
We were very poor and starved as kids.. my kids had fs for awhile. I'm in college, and my husband has a good jib. No pa anymore.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

We have been on assistance in the past, but don't currently qualify (except our disabled child gets Medicaid). My mother has been on PA since 15, my entire childhood and adulthood.

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