The Cause of People in Poverty

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    The link between marriage and poverty has been known for along time. Divorce pushes more women than men below the poverty level and often but not always it is the woman who has to support the children. Sometimes she receives aid from the former husband, but too often this is not true.
     
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    Great lets address poverty from this stand point. Lets address those things that tear families apart as part of the war on poverty and quit acting like it is simply a money thing.
     
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    I agree. We need to stress real family values. One of the few things I like about the CLDS is their stress on family life and the family spending time together.
     
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    I have never seen the "C" in front but if your refering to the mormons there is another side to it. If Daddy decides that he no longer wants to be moremon the church will counsel the wife to leave him and find another husband who wil tale her to the highest part of heaven so she can be eternally pregnant. They are not a good example.
     
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    Deterioration of families now a 'legitimate gov't concern,' says activist

    A new report commissioned by four policy and research groups finds that high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births cost American taxpayers a minimum of $112 billion annually. According to the report, national, state and local costs of family breakdown account for more than $1 trillion in the last decade.

    http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=76434
     
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    Ahh well.. it was bound to happen sooner or later.:laugh:
     
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    See, I'm not all BAD. :laugh:
     
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    The price of gas is causing my poverty situation!

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    Not at all. Of course only when you are in your 'right" mind. Pun intened.:laugh:
     
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    "The family is a desease" This message brought to you by the communist minds at the United Nations.

    We have poor people because we have greedy and selfish powerful people. Most of them live in places like Belize and Davos and London and have offices on Wall Street and think like Thomas Malthus and/or "Prof" Pianka.
     
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    Two separate questions, what causes poverty and who is poor?

    Poverty is a statistical problem. There will always be a bottom 10% and a bottom 20% and there will always be a top 10% and 20%. If the average family in the top 10% makes 5 times the average wage of the bottom 10% . . . this is a reasonable spread. But in the US the top 10% makes 100,000 times more than the bottom 10%.

    Consider the people in the unreformed LDS group in Texas. I suspect the per capata income is/was very low but they they seemed fed and dressed OK. There is an economy in some social situations. Marriage is more efficient than being single. 2 can't live as cheaply as one but maybe 2 people living together have 25% savings over 2 households. An unwed mother is maybe the worst possible case unless she has a VERY good job.
     

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