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Poor Families Sayings By Thomas Sowell: The way the [welfare] programs are organized, poor people are only paid to do things The way the [welfare] programs are organized, poor people are only paid to do things that are counter-productive - such as breaking up their families, such as not earning above a certain level of income. — Thomas Sowell
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Poor Families Sayings By Kenneth Keniston: Poor children live in a particularly dangerous worldan urban world of broken stair railings, of Poor children live in a particularly dangerous world
an urban world of broken stair railings, of busy streets serving as playgrounds, of lead paint, rats and rat poisons, or a rural world where families do not enjoy the minimal levels of public health accepted as standard for nearly a century. Whether in city or country, this is a world where cavities go unfilled and ear infections threatening permanent deafness go untreated. It is world where even a small child learns to be ashamed of the way he or she lives. — Kenneth Keniston
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Poor Families Sayings By Dudley C. Rutherford: No one is born with prejudicial feelings, they are developed and nurtured within us by No one is born with prejudicial feelings, they are developed and nurtured within us by our experiences and upbringing. Consider the many factors involved: Babies are born into rich families and poor families alike - each capable of developing resentment toward the other. Children will often adopt prejudicial attitudes from their parents' racist remarks and actions. There are always two sides of the train tracks, with people on each side often unwilling to cross. One negative experience with a person may lead to false stereotyping for an entire people group. — Dudley C. Rutherford
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Poor Families Sayings By Matthew Desmond: Establishing publicly funded legal services for low-income families in housing court would be a cost-effective Establishing publicly funded legal services for low-income families in housing court would be a cost-effective measure that would prevent homelessness, decrease evictions, and give poor families a fair shake. — Matthew Desmond
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Poor Families Sayings By William Galston: You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty - finish high You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty - finish high school, marry before having a child, and marry after the age of 20. Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor. — William Galston
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Poor Families Sayings By Adriana Lima: If you look around Brazil you see pregnant women everywhere. Here you don't see that If you look around Brazil you see pregnant women everywhere. Here you don't see that as much. There the only thing they do is babies, babies, babies! Especially the poor families. — Adriana Lima
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Poor Families Sayings By Celso Cukierkorn: In today's world, people are born into different circumstances, but unlike the pagans, each of In today's world, people are born into different circumstances, but unlike the pagans, each of us has an opportunity to change our circumstances based on our actions. Some who are born into families who are at the lowest end of the economic spectrum, but manage to create enormous wealth and prosperity for themselves and their families. Others are given tremendous wealth and opportunities, but squander them by making poor choices. Many of them let their inner Beast gain control, and they end up with nothing. — Celso Cukierkorn
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Poor Families Sayings By Michelle Alexander: Widespread belief that a majority of black and brown men unfortunately belong in jail is Widespread belief that a majority of black and brown men unfortunately belong in jail is compatible with the new American creed, provided that their imprisonment can be interpreted as their own fault. If the prison label imposed on them can be blamed on their culture, poor work ethic, or even their families, then society is absolved of responsibility to do anything about their condition. — Michelle Alexander
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Poor Families Sayings By Ernest Becker: It begins to look as though modern man cannot find his heroism in everyday life It begins to look as though modern man cannot find his heroism in everyday life any more, as men did in traditional societies just by doing their daily duty of raising children, working, and worshiping. He needs revolutions and wars and "continuing" revolutions to last when the revolutions and wars end. That is the price modern man pays for the eclipse of the sacred dimension. When he dethroned the ideas of soul and God he was thrown back hopelessly on his own resources, on himself and those few around him. Even lovers and families trap and disillusion us because they are not substitutes for absolute transcendence. We might say that they are poor illusions in the sense that we have been discussing. — Ernest Becker
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Poor Families Sayings By Louisa May Alcott: Well, now there is a very excellent, necessary, and womanly accomplishment that my girl should Well, now there is a very excellent, necessary, and womanly accomplishment that my girl should not be without, for it is a help to rich and poor, and the comfort of families depends upon it. This fine talent is neglected nowadays and considered old-fashioned, which is a sad mistake and one that I don't mean to make in bringing up my girl. It should be part of every girl's eductation, and I know of a most accomplished lady who will teach you in the best and pleasantest manner."
"Oh, what is it?" cried Rose eagerly, charmed to be met in this helpful and cordial way.
"Housekeeping!"
"Is that an accomplsihment?" asked Rose, while her face fell, for she had indulged in all sorts of vague, delightful daydreams. — Louisa May Alcott
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Poor Families Sayings By Matthew Desmond: Resource-poor schools in low-income neighborhoods often leave children with subpar language and critical-thinking skills. Those Resource-poor schools in low-income neighborhoods often leave children with subpar language and critical-thinking skills. Those deficits will remain even if those children relocate to safe and prosperous neighborhoods later in life. To think of those school-conditioned speech patterns and belief systems as evidence of a "culture of poverty," the invention of poor families themselves, is to overlook the influence of broken cultural institutions through which low-income families pass. We — Matthew Desmond
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Poor Families Sayings By Geoffrey Canada: Kids who are poor often have families that have not really been kept informed about Kids who are poor often have families that have not really been kept informed about ... how important it is to read to your child, to reduce stresses in their life, to use positive incentives and words. — Geoffrey Canada
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Poor Families Sayings By Nicholas Johnson: Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort to help people lift themselves out Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work. — Nicholas Johnson
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Poor Families Sayings By Bernie Sanders: We need leadership in this country, which will improve the lives of working families, the We need leadership in this country, which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger. — Bernie Sanders
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Poor Families Sayings By Matthew Desmond: Today, the majority of poor renting families in America spend over half of their income Today, the majority of poor renting families in America spend over half of their income on housing, and at least one in four dedicates over 70 percent to paying the rent and keeping the lights on. — Matthew Desmond
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Poor Families Sayings By Dilma Rousseff: We cannot rest while Brazilians are going hungry, while families are living in the streets, We cannot rest while Brazilians are going hungry, while families are living in the streets, while poor children are abandoned to their own fates and while crack and crack dens rule. — Dilma Rousseff
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Poor Families Sayings By Mat Johnson: Crackheads destroy things. First, their lives, obviously. And then their families. But they also destroy Crackheads destroy things. First, their lives, obviously. And then their families. But they also destroy houses. They light fires and they have poor judgment; both things are required if you're going to be a crackhead. They make houses burn down. They're not as thorough as meth heads, who have the benefit of their exploding labs, but crackheads have left a respectable number of ruined buildings in their wake. A crackhead did it is a reasonable cause of destruction on any forensic report. A history of crackhead infestation is a legitimate explanation for loss of property. — Mat Johnson
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Poor Families Sayings By Samuel Alito: My parents grew up in poor families where little English was spoken, they both went My parents grew up in poor families where little English was spoken, they both went to college and became teachers. They believed that anything was possible with hard work, and they particularly stressed the importance of education. They instilled that same belief in my sister and me. — Samuel Alito
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Poor Families Sayings By Carl Safina: Poor people don't want to stay poor. But there's a misconception that it's somehow "unfair" Poor people don't want to stay poor. But there's a misconception that it's somehow "unfair" to poor people, or, worse, racist, to let them in on the main secret of wealthy, educated and successful people: smaller families mean larger lives. — Carl Safina
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Poor Families Sayings By Hal Lindsey: The Jews became a victim of their own success. The more they restored the land The Jews became a victim of their own success. The more they restored the land and made it fertile, the more Muslims were attracted from nearby Muslim countries and flocked to Jewish-settled areas for jobs. These same poor Muslims who benefited from Jewish-created jobs later charged that the Jews had stolen land that had been in their families since time immemorial. This remains one of the most colossal lies of history. Yet the West has swallowed the lie hook, line, and sinker. This lie will eventually lead to Armageddon. — Hal Lindsey
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Poor Families Sayings By Larry M. Bartels: On average, the real incomes of middle-class families have grown twice as fast under Democrats On average, the real incomes of middle-class families have grown twice as fast under Democrats as they have under Republicans, while the real incomes of working poor families have grown six times as fast under Democrats as they have under Republicans. These substantial partisan differences persist even after allowing for differences in economic circumstances and historical trends beyond the control of individual presidents. They suggest that escalating inequality is not simply an inevitable economic trend - and that a great deal of economic inequality in the contemporary United States is specifically attributable to the policies and priorities of Republican presidents. — Larry M. Bartels
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Poor Families Sayings By Jose Mourinho: Pressure? What pressure? Pressure is poor people in the world trying to feed their families. Pressure? What pressure? Pressure is poor people in the world trying to feed their families. There is no pressure in football — Jose Mourinho
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Poor Families Sayings By Catharine Beecher: The woman movement is one which is uniting by co-operating influences, all the antagonisms that The woman movement is one which is uniting by co-operating influences, all the antagonisms that are warring on the family state. Spiritualism, free love, free divorce, the vicious indulgences consequent on unregulated civilization, the worldliness which tempts men and women to avoid large families, often by sinful methods, thus making the ignorant masses the chief supply of the future ruling majorities; and most powerful of all, the feeble constitution and poor health of women, causing them to dread maternity as
what it is fast becoming
an accumulation of mental and bodily tortures. — Catharine Beecher
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Poor Families Sayings By Carl Paladino: Three thousand people died at ground zero. Their families are entitled to a little bit Three thousand people died at ground zero. Their families are entitled to a little bit of respect, to respect the memory of those poor people that died there. And how about the families of all those soldiers that died in the two ensuing wars? Aren't they entitled to a little bit of respect - the kids, the wives, the parents? — Carl Paladino
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Poor Families Sayings By Matthew Desmond: Poor black families were "immersed in a domestic web of a large number of kin Poor black families were "immersed in a domestic web of a large number of kin and friends whom they [could] count on," wrote the anthropologist Carol Stack in All Our Kin. Those entwined in such a web swapped goods and services on a daily basis. This did little to lift families out of poverty, but it was enough to keep them afloat. But large-scale social transformations - the crack epidemic, the rise of the black middle class, and the prison boom among them - had frayed the family safety net in poor communities. So had state policies like Aid to Families with Dependent Children that sought to limit "kin dependence" by giving mothers who lived alone or with unrelated roommates a larger stipend than those who lived with relatives. — Matthew Desmond
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Poor Families Sayings By Said Sayrafiezadeh: Other families who are poor do what they can to get out of it. My Other families who are poor do what they can to get out of it. My mother did not. She did not utilise her resources. She had a degree. There was something she could have done, but she actively, purposely refused that so we could have this absolutely authentic experience of the worst of capitalism: 'See? Look how bad capitalism is.' — Said Sayrafiezadeh
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Poor Families Sayings By Dana Goldstein: Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, W. E. B. DuBois, and Lyndon B. Johnson are Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, W. E. B. DuBois, and Lyndon B. Johnson are just a few of the famous Americans who taught. They resisted the fantasy of educators as saints or saviors, and understood teaching as a job in which the potential for children's intellectual transcendence and social mobility, though always present, is limited by real-world concerns such as poor training, low pay, inadequate supplies, inept administration, and impoverished students and families. These teachers' stories, and those of less well-known teachers, propel this history forward and help us understand why American teaching has evolved into such a peculiar profession, one attacked and admired in equal proportion. — Dana Goldstein
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Poor Families Sayings By Mike Bouchard: As Ronald Reagan understood, the difference between a good tax structure and a poor one As Ronald Reagan understood, the difference between a good tax structure and a poor one has a very real impact not only on how much money we have in our pockets every April 15th, but whether we have a job to support our families in the first place. — Mike Bouchard
Poor Families Sayings By Assata Shakur: On May 19, Malcolm X's birthday, two police had been machine-gunned on Riverside Drive. I On May 19, Malcolm X's birthday, two police had been machine-gunned on Riverside Drive. I felt sorry for their families, sorry for their children, but i was relieved to see that somebody else besides Black folks and Puerto Ricans and Chicanos was being shot at. I was sick and tired of us being the only victims, and i didn't care who knew it. As far as i was concerned, the police in the Black communities were nothing but a foreign, occupying army, beating, torturing, and murdering people at whim and without restraint. I despise violence, but i despise it even more when it's one-sided and used to oppress and repress poor people. — Assata Shakur
Poor Families Sayings By Ada Yonath: I was born in Jerusalem in 1939 to a poor family that shared a rented I was born in Jerusalem in 1939 to a poor family that shared a rented four-room apartment with two additional families and their children. — Ada Yonath
Poor Families Sayings By Marty Meehan: I don't want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens I don't want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible. — Marty Meehan
Poor Families Sayings By Said Sayrafiezadeh: The difference between our family and other poor families was that my mother actively chose The difference between our family and other poor families was that my mother actively chose to be poor. She was highly literate, and she had a college degree, but after my father left, she took the first secretarial job she could find and never looked for other employment again. — Said Sayrafiezadeh
Poor Families Sayings By Jeremy Rifkin: The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families. — Jeremy Rifkin
Poor Families Sayings By Charles Wheelan: Economic development is not a zero-sum game; the world does not need poor countries in Economic development is not a zero-sum game; the world does not need poor countries in order to have rich countries, nor must some people be poor in order for others to be rich. Families who live in public housing on the South Side of Chicago are not poor because Bill Gates lives in a big house. They are poor despite the fact that Bill Gates lives in a big house. For a complex array of reasons, America's poor have not shared in the productivity gains spawned by Microsoft Windows. Bill Gates did not take their pie away; he did not stand in the way of their success or benefit from their misfortunes. — Charles Wheelan
Poor Families Sayings By Eunice Kennedy Shriver: In Community of Caring, we believe the quality of caring we give to our parents, In Community of Caring, we believe the quality of caring we give to our parents, to our brothers and sisters, to our families, to our friends and neighbors, and to the poor and the powerless endows a life, a community with respect, hope and happiness. — Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Poor Families Sayings By George H. W. Bush: Not all Americans are living the American dream by a long shot. Many can't even Not all Americans are living the American dream by a long shot. Many can't even imagine it. There are impoverished Americans, the poor and the homeless, the hungry and the hopeless, many unable to read and write. There are Americans gone astray, the kids dragged down by drugs, the shattered families, the teenage mothers struggling to cope. Then there are Americans uneasy, troubled and bewildered by the dizzying pace of change. — George H. W. Bush
Poor Families Sayings By George Gilder: The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role in poor families. — George Gilder
Poor Families Sayings By Betty Hart: By the time they are 4 years old, children from poor families have heard 32 By the time they are 4 years old, children from poor families have heard 32 million fewer words than children with professional parents. — Betty Hart
Poor Families Sayings By Alisa Harris: We seek in one another the assurance that there is just one correct interpretation of We seek in one another the assurance that there is just one correct interpretation of the world, that everything is so simple that anybody can see it unless they're malicious or stupid or willfully ignorant; and we punish one another for proving with our differing conclusions that the truth is not that easy. We think we must suppress dissension to present the unified front we need to gain power over our enemies. But there are pro-life Democrats, pro-choice Christians, feminists who love their families, and conservatives who care about poor people. — Alisa Harris
Poor Families Sayings By Jim Wallis: We are prophetic interrogators. Why are so many people hungry? Why are so many people We are prophetic interrogators. Why are so many people hungry? Why are so many people and families in our shelters? Why do we have one of six of our children poor, and one of three of these are children of color? 'Why?' is the prophetic question. — Jim Wallis
Poor Families Sayings By Solidarity Hall: At a minimum it must involve renouncing any desire or ambition to become wealthy or At a minimum it must involve renouncing any desire or ambition to become wealthy or famous; fostering vertical solidarity between rich and poor as well as horizontal solidarity between consumers and producers; rendering effective assistance to marginalized groups in society such as the poor and immigrants; a shared commitment to traditional values, particularly with respect to sex and marriage, as well as a recognition of the importance of families and children; opposition to abortion; an emphasis on environmental stewardship and caring for creation; and a commitment to nonviolence. — Solidarity Hall
Poor Families Sayings By Vandana Shiva: The poorest of families, the poorest of children, are subsidizing the growth of the largest The poorest of families, the poorest of children, are subsidizing the growth of the largest agribusinesses in the world. I think it's time we recognized that in free trade the poor farmer, the small farmer, is ending up having to pay royalties to the Monsantos of the world. — Vandana Shiva
Poor Families Sayings By Francois Rabelais: Go, all of you poor people, in the name of God the Creator, and let Go, all of you poor people, in the name of God the Creator, and let him forever be your guide. And henceforth, do not be beguiledby these idle and useless pilgrimages. See to your families, and work, each one of you, in your vocation, raise your children, and live as the good Apostle Paul teaches you. — Francois Rabelais
Poor Families Sayings By Jan-Andrew Henderson: Greyfriars, like other cemeteries, employed occasional night watchmen, but guards were easily bribed and it Greyfriars, like other cemeteries, employed occasional night watchmen, but guards were easily bribed and it was not unusual to see families, rich and poor, huddled round the graves of recently deceased relatives waiting for their loved ones to decompose enough to be useless to the anatomists. — Jan-Andrew Henderson
Poor Families Sayings By Ernesto Che Guevara: In these circumstances people in poor families who can't pay their way are surrounded by In these circumstances people in poor families who can't pay their way are surrounded by an atmosphere of barely disguised acrimony; they stop being father, mother, sister or brother and become a purely negative factor in the struggle for life and, by extension, a source of bitterness for the healthy members of the community who resent their illness as if it were a personal insult to those who have to support them. — Ernesto Che Guevara
Poor Families Sayings By Mona Charen: [T]he sprawl of government into every conceivable realm of life has caused the withering of [T]he sprawl of government into every conceivable realm of life has caused the withering of traditional institutions. Fathers become unnecessary if the government provides Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Church charities lose their mission when the government provides food, shelter and income to the poor. And the non-poor no longer feel pressed to provide aid to those in need, be they aged parents or their unfortunate neighbors-"compassion" having become the province of the state. — Mona Charen
Poor Families Sayings By Jason Krumbine: Seriousness is for fools and poor destitute families who have lived their entire lives on Seriousness is for fools and poor destitute families who have lived their entire lives on spam. — Jason Krumbine
Poor Families Sayings By Koushun Takami: You all have your own distinct personal backgrounds. Of course some of you come from You all have your own distinct personal backgrounds. Of course some of you come from rich families, some from poor families. But circumstances beyond your control like that shouldn't determine who you are. You must all realize what you're worth on your own. — Koushun Takami
Poor Families Sayings By Will Hutton: 24.9 percent of American children live in poverty, while the proportions in Germany, France and 24.9 percent of American children live in poverty, while the proportions in Germany, France and Italy are 8.6, 7.4 and 10.5 percent. And once born on the wrong side of the tracks, Americans are more likely to stay there than their counterparts in Europe. Those born to better-off families are more likely to stay better off. America is developing an aristocracy of the rich and a serfdom of the poor - the inevitable result of a twenty-year erosion of its social contract. — Will Hutton
Poor Families Sayings By Robert D. Putnam: Poor kids, through no fault of their own, are less prepared by their families, their Poor kids, through no fault of their own, are less prepared by their families, their schools, and their communities to develop their God-given talents as fully as rich kids. For economic productivity and growth, our country needs as much talent as we can find, and we certainly can't afford to waste it. The opportunity gap imposes on all of us both real costs and what economists term opportunity costs. — Robert D. Putnam
Poor Families Sayings By Matthew Desmond: Most poor people in America were like Arleen: they did not live in public housing Most poor people in America were like Arleen: they did not live in public housing or apartments subsidized by vouchers. Three in four families who qualified for assistance received nothing. — Matthew Desmond
Poor Families Sayings By Nicholas D. Kristof: If poor [African] families spent only as much on educating their children as they do If poor [African] families spent only as much on educating their children as they do on beer and prostitutes, there would be a breakthrough in the prospects of poor countries...What matters to the children's well-being isn't so much the level of the family's wealth as whether it is controlled by the mother or by the father...One early pair of studies found that when women hold assets or gain incomes, family money is more likely to be spent on nutrition, medicine, and housing, and consequently children are healthier. — Nicholas D. Kristof
Poor Families Sayings By Jeffrey D. Sachs: America cut back on "welfare" from the 1970s onward. Family income support fell from 0.4 America cut back on "welfare" from the 1970s onward. Family income support fell from 0.4 percent of GDP in 1970 to under 0.2 percent in 2010.16 Welfare still looms large in the public's imagination, but it plays little role in the budget and the deficit. It's been a long time since America was generous to its poor families with children! The — Jeffrey D. Sachs
Poor Families Sayings By Hans F. Sennholz: Government welfare programs contribute to the disintegration of poor families. They make women and children Government welfare programs contribute to the disintegration of poor families. They make women and children dependent on government; dependent for food, for clothing, for shelter; and reward fatherless families with extra benefits and welfare perks. — Hans F. Sennholz
Poor Families Sayings By Lisa Delpit: Others burn out quickly from carrying the weight of salvation that has been piled upon Others burn out quickly from carrying the weight of salvation that has been piled upon their young shoulders. Several young Teach for America recruits have told me that their colleagues frequently run back home or off to graduate school with the belief that the children they went to save are unsalvageable - not because of poor teaching but because of their students' parents, families, or communities. — Lisa Delpit
Poor Families Sayings By Warren Farrell: I am often asked why men don't get as worked up as they might about I am often asked why men don't get as worked up as they might about women particularly poor women having to use their bodies as prostitutes. Because most men unconsciously experience themselves as prostitutes every day the miner, the firefighter, the construction worker, the logger, the soldier, the meatpacker these men are prostitutes in the direct sense: they sacrifice their bodies for money and for their families. — Warren Farrell
Poor Families Sayings By Ken Follett: But her angry feminism had set as hard as concrete during years of living alongside But her angry feminism had set as hard as concrete during years of living alongside the tough, hardworking, dirt-poor women of London's East End. Men often told a fairy tale in which there was a division of labor in families, the man going out to earn money, the woman looking after home and children. Reality was different. Most of the women Ethel knew worked twelve hours a day and looked after home and children as well. Underfed, overworked, living in hovels, and dressed in rags, they could still sing songs and laugh and love their children. In Ethel's view one of those women had more right to vote than any ten men. — Ken Follett
Poor Families Sayings By Beeban Kidron: Girls from poor families of the 'untouchable,' or lower, caste are 'married' to Yellamma as Girls from poor families of the 'untouchable,' or lower, caste are 'married' to Yellamma as young as four. No longer allowed to marry a mortal, they are expected to bestow their entire lives to the service of the goddess. — Beeban Kidron
Poor Families Sayings By Gabriel Chevallier: The middle classes did not go to public hospitals; those places were reserved for workers, The middle classes did not go to public hospitals; those places were reserved for workers, child-mothers, and those unfortunates who had wasted their inheritance, 'squandered the lot', and thus deserved the worst punishments, those, in short, who had gone to rack and ruin. Families would warn their wastrel offspring, their prodigal sons, that 'You'll end up in hospital!', that is, poor, alone and ashamed . Seeing the forbidding exteriors of these institutions, their gloomy corridors, the miserable huddles of mourners that sometimes emerged, used to make me think vaguely of leper colonies. — Gabriel Chevallier
Poor Families Sayings By Ann Cotton: Camfed has worked for more than two decades in partnership with poor families, transforming this Camfed has worked for more than two decades in partnership with poor families, transforming this desire for girls' education into reality, and showing the measurable benefits of girls' education for all of us. — Ann Cotton
Poor Families Sayings By Frederica Mathewes-Green: In communities, at work, but particularly in families, people are put together in something like In communities, at work, but particularly in families, people are put together in something like a three-legged race. God means us to cross the finish line together, and all the other people tied together with us play some part in our progress. They are oftentimes to rouse our stubborn sins to the surface, where we can deal with them and overcome them. Bundled together in families, a giant seven or nine or fifteen legged pack, we seem to make very poor progress indeed and fall to the ground in bickering heaps with some regularity. But God has put us together - has appointed each person in your bundle specifically for you, and you for them. And so, 'little children, let us love one another' with might and main, and keep hopping together toward the finish line. — Frederica Mathewes-Green
Poor Families Sayings By Junot Diaz: My father was a trigamist; he supported three families. We were never not poor. My father was a trigamist; he supported three families. We were never not poor. — Junot Diaz
Poor Families Sayings By Clarence Thomas: While the romanticized ideal of universal public education resonates with the cognoscenti who oppose vouchers, While the romanticized ideal of universal public education resonates with the cognoscenti who oppose vouchers, poor urban families just want the best education for their children, who will certainly need it to function in our high-tech and advanced society. — Clarence Thomas
Poor Families Sayings By Marco Rubio: Both of my parents were born into poor families on the island of Cuba. They Both of my parents were born into poor families on the island of Cuba. They came to America because it was the only place where people like them could have a chance. — Marco Rubio
Poor Families Sayings By Gloria Steinem: During World War II, a few years after Norma Jeane's time in an orphanage, thousands During World War II, a few years after Norma Jeane's time in an orphanage, thousands of children were evacuated from the air raids and poor rations of London during the Blitz, and placed with volunteer families or group homes in the English countryside or even in other countries. It was only postwar studies comparing these children to others left behind that opened the eyes of many experts to the damage caused by emotional neglect. In spite of living in bombed-out ruins and constant fear of attack, the children who had been left with their mothers and families tended to fare better than those who had been evacuated to physical safety. Emotional security, continuity, a sense of being loved unconditionally for oneself - all those turn out to be as important to a child's development as all but the most basic food and shelter. — Gloria Steinem
Poor Families Sayings By Joseph F. Smith: Men and women who humbly plod along, doing their duty... who help look after the Men and women who humbly plod along, doing their duty... who help look after the poor; and who honor the holy Priesthood, who do not run into excesses, who are prayerful in their families, and who acknowledge the Lord in their hearts, they will build up a foundation that the gates of hell cannot prevail against. — Joseph F. Smith
Poor Families Sayings By Susan Ethridge: Raised on a cotton farm in rural Georgia, as many white/negro families did to make Raised on a cotton farm in rural Georgia, as many white/negro families did to make a meager living, my daddy had a saying.
'All a poor man has is his good name and good credit. God help him if he looses either of those.'
I still believe that. — Susan Ethridge
Poor Families Sayings By Rafe Esquith: You hear terrible stories because there'll be a story about some terrible kid, but most You hear terrible stories because there'll be a story about some terrible kid, but most of the kids I work with are terrific kids. They're poor, maybe their families are broken, so they're not coming home to a mom and dad and a nice dinner every night. But these kids are capable. — Rafe Esquith
Poor Families Sayings By Milton Friedman: As these remarks indicate, the Social Security program involves a transfer from the young to As these remarks indicate, the Social Security program involves a transfer from the young to the old. To some extent such a transfer has occurred throughout history - the young supporting their parents, or other relatives, in old age. Indeed, in many poor countries with high infant death rates, like India, the desire to assure oneself of progeny who can provide support in old age is a major reason for high birth rates and large families. The difference between Social Security and earlier arrangements is that Social Security is compulsory and impersonal - earlier arrangements were voluntary and personal. Moral responsibility is an individual matter, not a social matter. Children helped their parents out of love or duty. They now contribute to the support of someone else's parents out of compulsion and fear. The earlier transfers strengthened the bonds of the family; the compulsory transfers weaken them. — Milton Friedman
Poor Families Sayings By Zinedine Zidane: I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day. — Zinedine Zidane
Poor Families Sayings By Matthew Desmond: Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. They Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. They used to draw crowds. Eviction riots erupted during the Depression, even though the number of poor families who faced eviction each year was a fraction of what it is today. A New York Times account of community resistance to the eviction of three Bronx families in February 1932 observed, "Probably because of the cold, the crowd numbered only 1,000."1 Sometimes neighbors confronted the marshals directly, sitting on the evicted family's furniture to prevent its removal or moving the family back in despite the judge's orders. The marshals themselves were ambivalent about carrying out evictions. It wasn't why they carried a badge and a gun. — Matthew Desmond
Poor Families Sayings By Patricia Falvey: Secrets are like the cancer of families. Like tumors, they grow ever larger, and if Secrets are like the cancer of families. Like tumors, they grow ever larger, and if they are not removed, they suffocate the mind and spirit, and spawn madness. As long as they remain, they cast a shadow on every truth that is uttered, clouding it, constricting it, disporting it. Secrets hurt the secret keeper as much as the poor souls from whom the secret is kept. And even once the secret is out, its shadow echoes into the future, the remnants of its memory leaving us vigilant and fearful. — Patricia Falvey
Poor Families Sayings By Hanson: Take The Walk is not about individuals becoming great in order to impact the world, Take The Walk is not about individuals becoming great in order to impact the world, it is about discovering the greatness of individuals as they use what they already have to touch the lives of the dying, sick and poor. It is about normal people with careers, families, and responsibilities, asking 'How can what I already do and what I already am make a difference in lives half a world away? — Hanson
Poor Families Sayings By Khushwant Singh: They dressed for dinner and followed the strict discipline of upper class English families. The They dressed for dinner and followed the strict discipline of upper class English families. The next morning they took me with them for the county fox hunt. Since I could not ride, I asked to be excused. But I did get to see the ritual of dress, the hierarchy observed among hunting types, the blowing of horns, the handling of beagles, a poor fox being run to death and having its tail (brush) cut off. Having achieved their object, glasses of sherry were passed round like prasad after a religious service. — Khushwant Singh
Poor Families Sayings By Yuval Noah Harari: Another example is the modern political order. Ever since the French Revolution, people throughout the Another example is the modern political order. Ever since the French Revolution, people throughout the world have gradually come to see both equality and individual freedom as fundamental values. Yet the two values contradict each other. Equality can be ensured only by curtailing the freedoms of those who are better off. Guaranteeing that every individual will be free to do as he wishes inevitably short-changes equality. The entire political history of the world since 1789 can be seen as a series of attempts to reconcile this contradiction. Anyone who has read a novel by Charles Dickens knows that the liberal regimes of nineteenth-century Europe gave priority to individual freedom even if it meant throwing insolvent poor families in prison and giving orphans little choice but to join schools for pickpockets. Anyone who has read a novel by Alexander Solzhenitsyn knows how Communism's egalitarian ideal produced brutal tyrannies that tried to control every aspect of daily life. — Yuval Noah Harari
Poor Families Sayings By George W. Bush: Over the past month, Muslims have fasted, taking no food or water during daylight hours, Over the past month, Muslims have fasted, taking no food or water during daylight hours, in order to refocus their minds on faith and redirect their hearts to charity. Muslims worldwide have stretched out a hand of mercy to those in need. Charity tables at which the poor can break their fast line the streets of cities and towns. And gifts of food and clothing and money are distributed to ensure that all share in God's abundance. Muslims often invite members of other families to their evening iftar meals, demonstrating a spirit of tolerance. — George W. Bush
Poor Families Sayings By Katherine Boo: Food wasn't one of the amenities at Cooper, the five-hundred-bed hospital on which millions of Food wasn't one of the amenities at Cooper, the five-hundred-bed hospital on which millions of poor people depended. Nor was medicine. "Out of stock today" was the nurses' official explanation. Plundered and resold out of supply cabinets was an unofficial one. What patients needed, families had to buy on the street and bring in. — Katherine Boo
Poor Families Sayings By Stephanie Coontz: We urgently need a debate about the best ways of supporting families in modern America, We urgently need a debate about the best ways of supporting families in modern America, without blinders that prevent us from seeing the full extent of dependence and interdependence in American life. As long as we pretend that only poor or abnormal families need outside assistance, we will shortchange poor families, overcompensate rich ones, and fail to come up with effective policies for helping families in the middle. — Stephanie Coontz
Poor Families Sayings By Ban Ki-moon: When food prices surge, poor families suddenly find themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food. When food prices surge, poor families suddenly find themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food. If this happens during the first thousand days of a child's life, the damage to his or her body and mind can be permanent. — Ban Ki-moon
Poor Families Sayings By Antonella Gambotto-Burke: Delirious as it can be, sex is only one kind of intimacy, and yet has Delirious as it can be, sex is only one kind of intimacy, and yet has become the cultural catchment area for all kinds of needs because our understanding of intimacy is so poor. Brutal work schedules, related geographic isolation, and the concomitant fracturing of families has meant that there is little time for intimacy, and even less to teach the necessary skills. But intimacy, the axis of romance, is slow, based on the sharing of a life rather than show. In terms of intimacy, folding laundry together or sharing the feeding of a child can have more impact than the most extravagant bouquet. — Antonella Gambotto-Burke
Poor Families Sayings By Helen Prejean: When people of color are killed in the inner city, when homeless people are killed, When people of color are killed in the inner city, when homeless people are killed, when the "nobodies" are killed, district attorneys do not seek to avenge their deaths. Black, Hispanic, or poor families who have a loved one murdered not only don't expect the district attorney's office to pursue the death penalty -which, of course, is both costly and time consuming- but are surprised when the case is prosecuted at all. — Helen Prejean
Poor Families Sayings By Charles Wheelan: Families who live in public housing on the South Side of Chicago are not poor Families who live in public housing on the South Side of Chicago are not poor because Bill Gates lives in a big house. — Charles Wheelan
Poor Families Sayings By Cesar Chavez: When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a civil rights drive, and the pressure increases each day, there is a deep need for spiritual advice. Without it, we see families crumble, leadership weaken, and hard workers grow tired. — Cesar Chavez
Poor Families Sayings By Howard Zinn: We have known for some time that the poor and ignored were the nonvoters, alienated We have known for some time that the poor and ignored were the nonvoters, alienated from a political system they felt didn't care about them, and about which they could do little. Now alienation has spread upward into families above the poverty line. These are white workers, neither rich nor poor, but angry over economic insecurity, unhappy with their work, worried about their neighborhoods, hostile to government - combining elements of racism with elements of class consciousness, contempt for the lower classes along with distrust for the elite, and thus open to solutions from any direction, right or left. — Howard Zinn
Poor Families Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: Doesn't the Federal Farm bill help out all these poor farmers?No. It used to, but Doesn't the Federal Farm bill help out all these poor farmers?
No. It used to, but ever since its inception just after the Depression, the Federal Farm Bill has slowly been altered by agribusiness lobbyists. It is now largely corporate welfare ... It is this, rather than any improved efficiency or productiveness, that has allowed corporations to take over farming in the United States, leaving fewer than a third of our farms still run by families.
But those family-owned farms are the ones more likely to use sustainable techniques, protect the surrounding environment, maintain green spaces, use crop rotations and management for pest and weed controls, and apply fewer chemicals. In other words, they're doing exactly what 80 percent of U.S. consumers say we would prefer to support, while our tax dollars do the opposite. — Barbara Kingsolver
Poor Families Sayings By Koushun Takami: Listen, everyone, you all have your own circumstances. Some of you come from rich families,and Listen, everyone, you all have your own circumstances. Some of you come from rich families,and some poor. But your value isn't determined by such things
by things beyond your control. Each one of you must discover your own worth through your own efforts. So ... don't make the mistake of thinking you alone are special. — Koushun Takami
Poor Families Sayings By Deyth Banger: Nobody is born rich everyone started from poor, that your grandfather or mother or father Nobody is born rich everyone started from poor, that your grandfather or mother or father or grandmother are rich. This is just a luck, other people are born in poor families and become rich! — Deyth Banger
Poor Families Sayings By Evita Peron: I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day, sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go . — Evita Peron
Poor Families Sayings By George Gilder: Poverty is less a matter of income than of prospects. While the incomes of the Poverty is less a matter of income than of prospects. While the incomes of the poor have steadily risen through Great Society largesse, their prospects have plummeted as families have broken into dependent fragments. — George Gilder
Poor Families Sayings By Paul Tough: Every child learned the skills and attitudes that are valued by their own class culture. Every child learned the skills and attitudes that are valued by their own class culture. But outside of the family unit, all skills were not considered to be equal. Modern American culture, Lareau wrote, valued the qualities that middle-class children were developing over the ones that poor and working-class children were developing. "Central institutions in the society, such as schools," Lareau wrote, "firmly and decisively promote strategies of concerted cultivation in child rearing. For working-class and poor families, the cultural logic of child rearing at home is out of synch with the standards of institutions." In one poor household Lareau studied, for example, family members didn't look each other in the eye when they spoke - an appropriate response in a culture where eye contact can be interpreted as a threat, but ill-suited to a job interview where a firm handshake and a steady gaze are considered assets, and a failure to make eye contact can make a candidate seem shifty. — Paul Tough
Poor Families Sayings By Charlotte Bronte: I have told you some of his faults, reader: as to his good points, he I have told you some of his faults, reader: as to his good points, he was one of the most honourable and capable men in Yorkshire; even those who disliked him were forced to respect him. He was much beloved by the poor, because he was thoroughly kind and very fatherly to them. To his workmen he was considerate and cordial. When he dismissed them from an occupation, he would try to set them on to something else, or, if that was impossible, help them to remove with their families to a district where work might possibly be had. — Charlotte Bronte
Poor Families Sayings By Mario Cuomo: A shining city is perhaps all the president sees from the portico of the White A shining city is perhaps all the president sees from the portico of the White House and the veranda of his ranch, where everyone seems to be doing well. But there's another part to the shining city. In this part of the city there are more poor than ever, more families in trouble, more and more people who need help but can't find it. — Mario Cuomo
Poor Families Sayings By John Bright: Rich and great people can take care of themselves; but the poor and defenceless the Rich and great people can take care of themselves; but the poor and defenceless the men with small cottages and large families the men who must work six days every week if they are to live in anything like comfort for a week, these men want defenders; they want men to maintain their position in Parliament; they want men who will protest against any infringement of their rights. — John Bright
Poor Families Sayings By Matthew Desmond: Poor families are living above their means, in apartments they cannot afford. The thing is, Poor families are living above their means, in apartments they cannot afford. The thing is, those apartments are already at the bottom of the market. 24 Our cities have become unaffordable to our poorest families, and this problem is leaving a deep and jagged scar on the next generation. — Matthew Desmond
Poor Families Sayings By Jo Brand: One thing lots of Christians do have in common is that they can't help coming One thing lots of Christians do have in common is that they can't help coming across as smug. This winds lots of people up, particularly because famous Christians pronounce on the life of the poor from their very lovely affluent homes filled with their very lovely families and attractive pets. — Jo Brand
Poor Families Sayings By David Platt: When God tells us to give extravagantly, we can trust Him to do the same When God tells us to give extravagantly, we can trust Him to do the same in our lives. And this is really the core issue of it all. Do we trust Him? Do we trust Jesus when He tells us to give radically for the sake of the poor? Do we trust Him to provide for us when we begin using the resources He has given us to provide for others? Do we trust Him to know what is best for our lives, our families, and our financial futures? — David Platt
Poor Families Sayings By Matthew Desmond: In 2013, 1 percent of poor renters lived in rent-controlled units; 15 percent lived in In 2013, 1 percent of poor renters lived in rent-controlled units; 15 percent lived in public housing; and 17 percent received a government subsidy, mainly in the form of a rent-reducing voucher. The remaining 67 percent - 2 of every 3 poor renting families - received no federal assistance. 32 This drastic shortfall in government support, coupled with rising rent and utility costs alongside stagnant incomes, is the reason why most poor renting families today spend most of their income on housing. — Matthew Desmond
Poor Families Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: I wonder what your idea of heaven would be - A beautiful vacuum filled with I wonder what your idea of heaven would be - A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists. All powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death. And hell would probably an ugly vacuum full of poor polygamists unable to obtain booze or with chronic stomach disorders that they called secret sorrows. — Ernest Hemingway,
Poor Families Sayings By Hillary Clinton: I am a sensitive person, so it is actually saddening to learn that these poverty-stricken I am a sensitive person, so it is actually saddening to learn that these poverty-stricken families are most of the time mistreated or looked down upon. Help the poor, like how you would want to be helped if you were in their position. — Hillary Clinton
Poor Families Sayings By Bernie Sanders: Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans - working families, children, the Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans - working families, children, the elderly, the poor - or will the extraordinary power of billionaire campaign contributors and Big Money prevail? The American people, by the millions, must send Congress the answer to that question. — Bernie Sanders