posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 01:34 AM
I hardly think that ONE study done by Laura Tach at Cornell University is sufficient data to say that her "findings" are true.
While I am no professor at Cornell I can say for a fact that in the cities I have lived in her claims are dead wrong.
The "facts can be skewed anyway you like but the truth is very different.
1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child's first five years. Thirty-five
percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child's father for that entire time.*
Just because she is married to or in some kind of relationship (booty call) doesn't mean the father supports the kids or her financially at all.
4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a
nondisabled, working-age adult.
Most states I have lived in REQUIRE people who get welfare to "work" a certain number of hours a week to remain on assistance. My ex-mother-in-law
for example in Wisconsin had to work 15 hours a week at Hardee's to continue receiving her $400 a month food stamps, get her rent paid, free medical,
cash money, electric paid & gas paid. She complained that it was too hard on her and to beat the system they moved to Arizona where she didn't have
to work to receive benefits. They don't always work because their not lazy they work "very part time" to keep their freebies.
Everything she states sounds good, the truth is in there somewhere but her facts can be misleading.
I bet 95% of those people living on less than $2 per person per day still have cell phones & cable TV..
Try living in a country where your so poor you don't even have water to drink and if you do you have to carry it a few miles everyday from the river
and boil it.....