Monday, February 15, 2010

How Do we End Poverty?

Realize human beings make poverty, by not paying their workers the cost of living. We define poverty as being unable to pay for all our modest human needs, in one moth’s pay check. Allow these plain but heart felt utterances, flow into your own heart . Imagine just how you would feel living on $7.25 on hour. Not allowed entertainment, vacations, or even to make small repairs and replacements, without the budget being thrown into array for 2- 6 months.

You work as hard as you can on dirty and hard front line jobs, for extremely less then your monthly bills. These are bills you cannot reduce. The power company will not say, “Oh you work for $10 an hour, we will cut the rate of your services.”

I say, simply ask the 70% of all American’s who fall behind in rent, utilities, and other items of lives basics. , "What is it, that you need?" A dollar to a donut, in one fashion or another, they will say "Better paying jobs." This comes as no surprise. As the minimum pay is less then HUDs figures is required to pay the full rent.

Look in newspapers, the prices advertised is close to what HUD say they are in each state. Or the actual price of rents, are even more. Even slums cost top rate.

How does one manage to pay $10.00 to $25.00 for 40 hours, for rent, on an income of $7.25 on hour? You have to work two or more jobs. Then you, the front line workers are deemed lazy by the clueless. The clueless do not want to hear that the inadequately paid, are not at fault. They are targeted for bad compensation, in exchange of the workers life energy.

And the news does not want to carry the words, of how broken our economic and social system really is. Because the truth will piss off advertisers, who depends on the status quo. And advertisers support the news media.
Yet they will carry advertisement pitting elusive class against each other. Just today a scam about work from home, belts out for the radio the middle class is losing ground in paying their basic needs. While the counted poor are given all the free stuff they need. This is what promotes class warfare, based upon fabrications.

We can end human lack in the next 10 minutes, by believing it can be accomplished. We have the intellect, to do it. We just need to take a new step.

I, am someone mired in poverty 55 year out of 60 years, escaped only when my partner made above a livable wage. I deeply believe all, people who earn or is on a program which gives less then the need, Are entrenched IN a System creating POVERTY.

The answer is in front of our noses. How do we cure poverty? Ask what the need is, then Employers of National corporations tighten their, and their stock holders belts. It can be done, we can end poverty.

But when the big allies of poverty and homelessness call for just 50% cut in poverty, that is insuring the poor will hold the 6 figures jobs of those at the top.

I work with a small group doing a big job, but not enough for us. We want to end 100% of poverty. We need to tell the 70% of Americans paid less then the costs of living they are also the poor. Washington DC just do not count them. Washington DC would rather they fight and bicker with the counted poor, while capitalist make unseemly amounts of profits.

Let us end poverty in the next ten minutes, by believing in the worth of every individual. By acting as if we can make all jobs pay a decent wage, the full need; plus repairs. It is not our wallet which governs the faulty quiremire of being unable to pay ones bills. It is not our funds. It would only take 0.02% of the world resources to end world poverty. It is. just our attitudes, holding strong the nightmare of poverty. It’s our believing Human lack is the fault of those without enough funds to make both ends meet.

In the next ten minutes you can decide to examine for yourself If I could be right. These ideas are 62 years old to 2,000 year old. I ask you to do something nobody but you can do. Let go of your old ideas, examine mine. Ask yourself Do I want to live in a better, more equitable world? Join groups through out the USA, which fights for 100% Cure.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

When we Believe we can End Human Lack-We Will.

I moused through the Law and Poverty site, on Can no longer say I thumbed through the book, when talking about links on the internet.

IT is great that someone is trying to make the soon to be wealthy, aware of poverty. The only issue I have is they cite groups of powerful people, whose top officials, makes a good living from poverty. A few make 6 figures. And they want to insure poverty remains.

Otherwise they would lose there job. They could go on to other highly paid jobs, after ending poverty. But that is the devil they do not know. Someday those in power like the National Homeless Coalition, will actually Listen to us poor. They need to End ALL poverty. Not, half, as they and other's intend.

I do not know one authors of those books, who plainly says To Cure poverty one must pay real livable wages, and above. Some writer's, elude to bad pay. But they stop short of saying Human suffering is cause by the attitudes and the deeds of those above them on the financial ladder.

Among the thirty+ or so books on poverty, was Nickel and Dime. It gives you the feel, but the impending loss of life, the Hopelessness is not as vivid as if it were happening to yourself, and you had kids, or an elderly parent counting on you.

Ending all poverty is achieved, by destroying the myths. By recognizing all paid must be paid enough to cover the bills. By placing the shame of poverty, not upon those given bad wages; we place the dishonor upon the employer who pays 1/3 to 2/3 of the need.

Who will tell you this? It's the people at the bottom. It is the groups who work without a budget and often no pay, who know how to end this scarcity in a land of plenty.

When the powerful groups admit they lack the answers they will listen to us who know the answer because it is written in bible "Give unto the poor, their full need."

When the National Homeless and poverty groups admits that is the answer a decent wage, welfare and SSI which pays the cost of rents, utilities, and repairs then I will consider them the allies of the poorly paid. Until then they are just another middleclass, or upper class hurdle we must educate

It is simple but not easy. Our young people in Kindergarten, who should also be taught about "Ending Poverty".

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Joyless Street

Ostracized is what the poor are from the rest. Because we are not joyous in our poverty, the rest do not want to become as we. Yet are poverty is cause by others giving us meager pay. In the realm of human suffering we lack a say.

To them I say stick around do not flee. Hear and heed what we say. For that is the best insurance, to not become like me.

Hear me now, so you can fix our plight. Otherwise your light is lessenes and you might repeat our plowing through misery. You too can be found by joyless street, of bad pay.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Practicing Human Rights, Will End Poverty

No matter, or what side of the globe you reside, Human rights are Inherent. If they were applied here in America , it would wipe out poverty and oppression of all people. Human rights go beyond our Constitutional rights, to saying every human being has a right to dignity, the basics of life, Go to the United Nations website and it gives you the impression that human rights are for only the un-developed countries.

It is no wonder when you mention Human Rights, in America, and most people think, Human Rights are for other countries, such as the third world nations. A couple of the 30 articles, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was carefully, and eloquently written, by Eleanor Roosevelt and others.

These articles has to do with slavery. America does not have slaves. Or do we? How many low wage workers are free to place a price upon this own labor? Are we not free, until we ourselves place a price on our toils?

Most perform their labor’s with the remuneration left to the whim of the employer. Of course there is a gentlemen’s agreement, not to exceed a certain rate of compensation.

What about our Sweat shops? Just because most people in them are immigrants, does not make them less valuable as humans. American workers are often are subjected to sweat shops conditions especially in clothing industry.
We need not impress non-paid laborers like Burma did, on the pipeline, . , to have slave wages.

To keep workers silent American employers just need to not pay adequate wages needed for 70% of this countries working people. This gives the illusion of freedom, while up holding a capitalistic tenant of paying worker less than they need. It keeps them servant to employers. Workers world wide have No Voice on how much they will need to be paid.

US Senator Kennedy said "For of those to whom much is given, much is required."No one who works for a living, should live in poverty.

One example of when this happens is mostly women are driven to work -creating garments without pause. When in their bosses eyes, people are transformed to mere commodities of production, and the pay does not cover the cost of rent this is a form of slavery. These are the conditions were not only the employee losses their humanity, but the bosses loses their humanity.
Is every person who toils for less then the cost of rent and their modest bills an unrecognized slave? Is such a form of slavery?

Article 4.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 23.
(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

Think about it 70% of jobs pay under the cost of living. We are free to find a better job. Only for our skill sets, the pay is about the same, bad. Being able to move from one badly paying job to another in many ways is the same as being an indentured servant. No our hands are not bind. We have our own homes, are own families but 70% +of all Americans are extremely to a little under paid.

The prices of rents varies from state to state a two bedroom t starts at $ 10.88 an hour for 40 hours in North Dakota And goes up to $29.53 an hour in Hawaii. So the minimum wage being increase to a purposed $9.20 an hour, in 2012, means, as a nation, no minimum wage person can pay their rent. Isn’t that the very definition of one form of slavery?

Giving workers enough to barely survive, but not enough to thrive, means employer can keep all their workers beholden to them. It means workers will not become their competition. The drudgery of their workers, will continue making profit for their bosses.

Knowing that Human Rights were accepted by the UN on Dec 10, 1948 only tells us that higher ideas of freedom have been around since before your grand mother day. Maybe its time we all explore our Human Rights in depth, to come to know then intimately. So we can yell when some one tramples them. Then tells us they are doing us a favor.

Most likely 90% of Americans do not know we signed that treaty, not in 1948. When are leaders said the constitution provides all of our freedoms. That was signed in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. He signed that covenanted saying “Social justice advocates of today and in the future could us the UDHR to obtain a greater freedom.”

The second bill of rights was also for Americans So the Horrors of the second world war would NOT be repeated.

So do you think people worker sometimes extremely less than their need are in essence slaves? Is not Providing a decent wage akin to slavery is one of the many question We might dive into at this sight.

We will also examine, if lost of human right affects the affluent. And other areas of life and human rights as education, health care etc.