View Poll Results: Select all that apply, best way to combat poverty

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  • Unite the world so no more cheap foreign labor/manipulation

    5 11.90%
  • Eliminate international banker scheme of charging interest on people's money

    6 14.29%
  • Restore democracy in America by allowing people a referendum against the very unpopular Government

    8 19.05%
  • Print Print Print more money and let's worry about it later

    3 7.14%
  • Tax the rich to choking point, they cause poverty

    3 7.14%
  • Everything's good the way it is, no changes are needed

    2 4.76%
  • Listen to what experts on TV are saying - our government sucks!

    4 9.52%
  • Liberate Iran from Mulahs so that we can concentrate on our economy

    3 7.14%
  • Let international bankers run our country - they know how to make money

    2 4.76%
  • Other

    35 83.33%
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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Nobody is forced into a specific occupation. If they want to do a specific type of work, then they need to go to a school which facilitates their doing so. They can own their own business, or sell vegetables on the side of the road- whatever works for them. Working is how many of us survive. You work for pay, then you pay your way. Cutting someone off from government bennies is not forcing them into labor. It's the real world.
    I never once mentioned government benefits. Where are you people getting this from?
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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I never mentioned paying anyone to sit at home
    no you said people are forced into labor, which is not true here, I can type slower

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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    no you said people are forced into labor, which is not true here, I can type slower
    Perhaps you should take your time and read slower rather than just browsing posts. You decided I was talking about unemployment benefits when nothing I posted even remotely along those lines. I honestly think you read something someone else posted and hit reply to me and are just arguing something I am not even talking about.
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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I never once mentioned government benefits. Where are you people getting this from?
    For the most part, in this society, you either have to work, or get by on benefits from the taxpayer. So far, the majority are surviving by working, but that is a changing demographic in this part of the world. The alternative to those two choices (assuming you don't have someone who voluntarily supports you), is homelessness. Your claiming that people are being forced into labor just doesn't seem to jive with reality. Who is being forced, and by whom?
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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Perhaps you should take your time and read slower rather than just browsing posts. You decided I was talking about unemployment benefits when nothing I posted even remotely along those lines. I honestly think you read something someone else posted and hit reply to me and are just arguing something I am not even talking about.
    so you admit you lied about forced labor, I accept your apology

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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    This poll is awful, so I am not going to select any of the responses. However, the best ways to combat poverty are to:

    1. Reduce the number of teen pregnancies and pregnancies out of wedlock.

    2. Reduce the number of single parent households, specifically single mother households. There is probably no greater contributor to poverty than dead beat or absent fathers.

    3. Better education.

    How we do that is certainly very debatable, but those 3 things would have more of a positive impact towards reducing poverty than just about anything else.
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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsi View Post
    Select all that apply...

    I believe many poor are misinformed and brainwashed by the media which pretends to care for the poor in order to fool them, like the Fox News pretends to be Christian and non main stream when it is in fact an international network itself. same with liberal networks such as MSNBC. same with so called public networks such as PBS - nothing public about it, so what if they get government funding and collect donations - it's management is never elected - they are all fraud. ANYWAY, try to think outside the TV box and ask YOURSELF from deep within - which is the best way to combat poverty, REALLY.... I will discuss my opinion later on.
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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsi View Post
    Select all that apply...

    I believe many poor are misinformed and brainwashed by the media which pretends to care for the poor in order to fool them, like the Fox News pretends to be Christian and non main stream when it is in fact an international network itself. same with liberal networks such as MSNBC. same with so called public networks such as PBS - nothing public about it, so what if they get government funding and collect donations - it's management is never elected - they are all fraud. ANYWAY, try to think outside the TV box and ask YOURSELF from deep within - which is the best way to combat poverty, REALLY.... I will discuss my opinion later on.
    I do not think any of those apply. I think the following is the best way government can set the conditions to get their citizens out of poverty-

    1. Restrict legal immigration and crack down on illegal immigration and the scum who aid and hire illegals.Jobs are not some unlimited resource. When there is unemployment and a artificial surplus of workers a lot of people are not going to get jobs that pay well, they are going to be stuck working at a McDonalds or some other low wage job.

    2.Improve our public k-12 schools.Most employers do not want to hire drop outs or will use a person's lack of education to pay that person less or to not promote that person. Empower districts to fire bad teachers like any other place of employment can fire bad employees. Enact parent trigger laws. Require that voters vote on any teacher union contracts since they are the ones picking up the tab.Allow school vouchers and charter schools in case the above fails.The education of our kids is far more important than the job security of any teacher or school official.

    3.Require trade schools and colleges/universities to inform potential students of the likelihood that they will be able to get a job that requires the college education they are seeking as well as job predictions for those degree holders. People do not need to accumulate a unnecessary debt for a degree that may be of no value.Debt keeps some people in poverty.

    4.Enact laws that will slowly raise minimum wage on it's own and make it go up and down depending on the cost of living on its own.

    5.Encourage the creation of American companies.Raise tariffs of companies who outsource and raise tariffs on imported goods in order to give actual American companies equal footing with companies who pay workers next to nothing. Companies should be penalized for outsourcing to countries in order to exploit dirt cheap workers.Require that all government contracts be done with actual American companies that hire Americans.Free trade ****s Americans out of their jobs, encourages companies that do stay in America to cut corners on American made goods in order to compete with foreign made goods and strengthens the economy of enemy nations,dictatorships and communist nations which enables them to beef up their military strength and capabilities. No more engaging in "free trade" with countries whose values are contrast to ours and countries where workers make very little.

    6.Lower taxes on businesses who hire mostly only full time workers and companies that have very little automation.

    7..Either get rid of the employer mandate in Obama-care or if you are a supporter of Obama-care make it to apply to all businesses regardless or how many full time workers they have and regardless if they hire full time, part time, contract labor, temp service workers and or any other loophole a company may use to avoid the employer mandate.
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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    It's not the government's job to combat poverty. It's job is to set conditions so that those in poverty have a reasonable chance to raise themselves out of that state.
    Exactly. We need to change our societal expectations from allowing people to sit on their asses collecting a government paycheck to expecting people to be responsible for themselves and if they're not, I'm fine with them starving.
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    Re: Which is best method to combat poverty? select all that apply

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Realistically, education and knowledge are the path out of poverty.

    Unfortunately, you can lead a horse to water......
    You can indeed make them drink if you penalize them severely for not doing so.
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