Dependency Breeds Poverty

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Dependency Breeds Poverty
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Sun, 09-12-2010 - 8:25am

Education and a value system that supports a stable lifestyle prevent poverty. . .programs that foster dependency

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 8:35am

<<_Metropolitan areas that posted the largest gains in poverty included Modesto, Calif.; Detroit; Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.; Los Angeles and Las Vegas.>>

It's not surprising to see Las Vegas on that list. We have lost tons of jobs with no new ones on the horizon. We have, I think, the highest unemployment rate and highest rate of foreclosures out of anywhere else in the country. It's a classic example of having the main industry being tourism and no economic diversity.

It has absolutely nothing to do with "Education and a value system that supports a stable lifestyle prevent poverty." That doesn't do squat for all the people whose jobs just disappeared and there simply are not enough jobs nationwide for all the unemployed.

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Registered: 10-01-2004
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 9:15am

Your post exemplifies how trickle

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 10:35am
The article does not take in the facts that many jobs are in non public transit zones. The poor planning and higher costs of car ownership make many jobs untenable. We create zones of poverty by making sure that the housing and transportation are too far away.
Worse the individual is not able to even find a job. Yes many who become "Ghettoised" are going to have even more difficulty in finding
viable work.

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Registered: 08-14-2010
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 10:47am

"It has absolutely nothing to do with "Education and a value system that supports a stable lifestyle prevent poverty.""



Oh, so a high school dropout in L.V. is just as likely to be unemployed as a mechanical engineer, physicist or accountant in L.V. That's good to know, but hard to believe.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 3:41pm
What is needed is a NATIONAL program. I as a worker have a self interest. I had the misfortune of trying to work through my local state run "vocational". The issues I had with them was
Certificate mania (in my area of interest a certificate was not what the local employers wanted.
2. Inferior school selected
3. local (state based)
4. The tech and I did not see eye to eye on my ambitions
And I had no interest in staying in state!
A national based program would have the skill set started from High School On as people needed new skill sets as the world changes. Educational goals to provide the well rounded education for academic as well as practical.
For workers already in the workforce new skills that use the limitations of the individual as one size does not fit all nor will they be successful in imposed futures.



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Registered: 10-25-2006
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 5:11pm

What I think we need is a national program to fund on-the-job training. (I admit, there would be plenty of fraud, and auditing it would be a nightmare.) Too many employers whine about unqualified job applicants, but are unwilling spend a bit more on payroll to provide the specialized training for the skill set they expect/need.

So many students graduate from college (either community or university) with a solid, diversified base of knowledge/skills, but the employers are too stingy to augment that with training in the specifics they require. Maybe we should let employers start their own schools/universities and see how many students they can attract to their corporate-controlled world of non-compete agreements.

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Registered: 10-25-2006
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 5:26pm

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The purpose of temporary census bureau jobs has always been to get the data collection job done. (I bet if you ask a census bureau worker, he would value his improvement in his confidence in interacting with people, and that may make him more employable.)

The rationale behind unemployment insurance & benefits is to help people SURVIVE through rough times. (Without those benefits, not many of the unemployed could pursue additional training to acquire more skills, or afford the expenses of job-hunting.)

I would never expect work for the Census Bureau or unemployment benefits to motivate a person to live sensibly. They probably have more motivation to live sensibly than most wealthy people.

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Registered: 09-03-2010
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 6:01pm
More cries for a socialist nanny-government instead of accepting responsibility for the choices made.
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 6:11pm
Creating education tailored for the individual to be successful is always a good thing. We are not a agrarian civilization any longer. The new times demand new skills. In today's world the velocity of change is faster than anytime in human history.
The government is there to meet the needs of the people.
Re-education is necessary to get people back to profitable employment!
We have public schools here. We have the educational system it was not made to be left only to the rich.
Since the "nanny" government has been at the forefront that the people demand it is fulfilling the role for which it was designed.
What objection is there to helping people improve their life?
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Registered: 02-15-2007
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 6:17pm

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