How to Cut Child Poverty in Half.

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    Excerpted from NY Times, “How to Cut Child Poverty in Half”, by Nancy Folbre, June 13, 2011.
    http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/how-to-cut-child-poverty-in-half .

    “child poverty rate has trended upward in the United States since 2000, and children have proved economically vulnerable to increased unemployment. ………………………….. Most other rich countries rate higher on indicators of child well-being than either Britain or the United States. But we have more in common with Britain than most other countries, and rightfully pay closer attention to it. ………………………
    ……...………….. The ordinary policies in Britain that led to what many Americans would consider extraordinary results were these: an increase in the national minimum wage (currently about $9.70 an hour, compared with our $7.25), tax incentives to encourage single parents to move into paid employment, increased public benefits for parents, provision of universal preschool and regulations making it easier for parents of young children to request flexible work schedules”.
     
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    :dunno: Stop importing poor people?
     
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    Illegal immigrants are accepting the welfare that Americans won't.
     
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    Birth control and abortion.

    :thup:


     
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    I got and idea: how about if you can't afford to properly support your kids, DON'T HAVE THEM!
     
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    Racist!!


    Right, USMB lefties?
     
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    Put the little fuckers to work.

    Seriously, how do we define poverty in this country? I suspect the standard of living for most people at or under the poverty line is not that bad.
     
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    Stop selling big screen TVs to the poor.
     
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    so the NYT says we need to raise the min wage again. [a failed idea]

    tax cuts to get single moms into paid jobs. Why? They get plenty not working

    Increase public benies for parents. uhm the working poor already get all thier tax money back and then some

    and regulate preschool. aka; grow government and have them tell us how to raise our kids at an earlier stage.


    wow, i'm shocked the nyt supports these failed and useless ideas
    no really, im stunned
     
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    Such a novel idea! Affording the children you have.... earth shattering!

    Imagine where personal responsibility for your life will get you. The only ones responsible for children being raised in poverty are the parents.
     

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