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Re: “Are we really willing to tackle poverty?

So you're going to ask somebody in poverty how to get out of poverty sean? What do you know about the people who live in those "million dollar homes", or what the family history of Morelle or Mayor Warren is. For all you know they could have had a history of poverty within their own family and they pulled themselves out of it. I grew up myself in a dirt poor family and I'm far from living in poverty myself now. But I bet I know a thing or two about how to get out of poverty due to pulling myself up by my bootstraps.

I'd rather hear from business leaders and those who have the power to actually implement change then to go to the poorest neighborhoods and ask them "how" they can get out of poverty. The obvious answer they would give is "duh...food and jobs". But do they have the power to create those jobs or know where to even start? Obviously not if the vast majority still live in poverty. We elect officials for a reason. And that's because we do NOT live in a true Democracy. It's a REPUBLIC. We elect officials to represent us. How about we actually let them try to and represent us instead of criticizing at every turn and asking that every Tom, Dick and Harry have a say in every single decision made.

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Posted by jasonw12 on 02/11/2015 at 12:06 AM

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