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  •  Thank you for focusing on poverty in America (1+ / 0-)
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    dizzydean

    We're #1 yeah, right.

    Can you imagine being born into a situation where just about EVERYTHING you see is financially out of reach?

    Can you imagine accidently hearing your President touting American Exceptionalism, a country where EVERYONE can succeed if they work hard when, most of your life, you wished you had more food?

    Can you imagine hearing that you are poor because your working mom and dad, or maybe just your working mom, is LAZY?

    Can you imagine hearing all your life that you have the best schools on the planet, but your school has leaky roofs, too few teachers, and not enough supplies?

    Now, can you imagine what the long-term affects hearing all of these things might have on the millions of children's emotional and psychological health by the time they reach adulthood where they will face a life-time of poverty for themselves and their children because they are stuck in this poverty cycle?

    Providing the tools and nutrition for physical, emotional health and maturity, especially for these poor kids who are helpless to change their circumstance, is long overdue.  But the chances of this ever being provided are slim to none because, if offered, the system that rewards the rich with more riches while increasing poverty would be exposed.

    If we spent a small % of what is spent on the Military Industrial Complex and the National Security Complex on lifting the health and spirits of America's poor children, instead of incarcerating them, how much better off would this nation and its communities be in so many ways?

    Shame on America!

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 09:01:24 AM PDT

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