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  • fighterpilot fighterpilot Dec 8, 2012 12:15 PM Flag

    Start with one OT


    To all those who want to help the poor I say : Start with one.

    Here is the program:

    Find a homeless on the street, tell him that you will provide 40 hours of work for him every week. Pay him the going rate or only a little more so he maintains the chance to find another employer if he decides to leave. Work with him, show him how he can improve his skills, skills which would bring him a higher income. Help him with a roof over his head , help him with his dogs , cats, birds and even with his 5 Dollar coffee drinking wife, she might even smoke. Fix his toilet yourself to teach him how to fix it next time himself......

    I hope you get the picture


    Now you are one I like to talk with about those issues.

    If you are too fine and not willing to start with one, then just shut up with all your help for millions.

    And this was not a joke, I am dead serious about it.

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    • Fighter & Doc, if only life were only that simple, but the fact is that many who live on the street aren't there because they're lazy, its because many have mental problems, you know, somewhat like you two. And there are many charities out there doing this kind of work, along with government funding, but it still has not stopped proverty or homelessness, in fact the problem is getting bigger. And you two to need to understand the facts before rushing out blindly to solve the poverty problem, a problem that is as old as mankind. So you two numbnuts need to inform yourself's, before jumping to a solution that will never work.
      Here's just a tad of info to get you guys started on the correct path:

      - More than one in seven people in the United States lives below the poverty line, which is $22,113 for a family of four in 2010. More than one in five children in the United States lives below the poverty line. (Source: 2010 Annual Social and Economic Supplements from the Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2011.)
      - Most Americans (51.4 percent) will live in poverty at some point before age 65.
      (Source: Urban Institute, Transitioning In and Out of Poverty, 2007.)
      - 65 percent of low-income families have at least one working family member, and 79 percent of single mothers who head households work.
      (Source: Income, Earnings, and Poverty data from the 2010 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2011.)
      - In most areas, a family of four needs to earn twice the poverty line to provide children with basic necessities.
      (Source: National Center for Children in Poverty, Budgeting for Basic Needs, March 2009.)
      - Nationally, more than 44 percent of children live in low-income working families (families who earn less than twice the poverty line).
      (Source: Income, Earnings, and Poverty data from the 2010 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2011.)
      - A person working full-time at the minimum wage earns about $14,500 a year. The official poverty line for a family of three—one parent with two children—is $17,568"