Let’s take a look in the dictionary.
The state of being extremely poor
-the condition of being without adequate food, money, etc
So, there we have 3 definitions from different sources.
The reason I am on the subject is I am pretty sick of the subject. Here in New Zealand, we have recently selected a new Government. When groups/parties were campaigning to get your vote, the subject that was so often brought up was Poverty, or the number of people living in Poverty.
But, what is Poverty ? If people feel they don’t have enough money to pay the bills, should they continue to have children.A week or so ago I read that the people living in Poverty have never been taught about contraception. I’m sure they have heard a thing or two about it. Money is part of the reason my wife and I stopped at 2 children. It seemed a better option than 5 or 6. It puzzles me why some woman have 5 or 6 children to 3 different fathers, or a man would want to have as many children with a few woman. These children should receive support dollars , but in that situation rarely receive it. Some of the people that are said to be living in Poverty live in the most expensive city in New Zealand. This city ( Auckland ) has a quarter of our 4 million people population. We constantly hear of the rising house prices of Auckland when there is much cheaper houses in other parts of the country. So, as I said, during the politicians campaigning, a majority of the parties said how they would solve the “poverty” problem. They would simply give more dollars and tax the people earning the higher incomes more. That seems a bit unfair to me. Those people on the big incomes have worked very hard to get there.When you look at what a Solo Mother with one child receives on welfare, it’s not far away from what my wife started on as a Teacher. That Solo Mother didn’t have to get pregnant, it was a choice. So, how do you save some money ? Cut out smoking, drinking, gambling, vehicles & takeaways. I’m sure some households could save $30-50 a week if they tried. If a government constantly dishes out money to people, they expect more and more. It’s like when my family and I go and feed the ducks. The longer we are there and the more bread we throw out, the greater number of ducks come to get some bread.
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