A 1960 study said trying to advance the skills of children in poverty has proven difficult and expensive, therefore they suggest supplementing the income of all poor
families to bring them up to the level of the other students in their schools. I am sorry this does not make sense to me. Do they intend for us to supplement the salaries of every generation that follows and there will never be and end to the burden it puts on tax payers and it will never advance an individual who is living in poverty. There is an old clique give a man a fish and he will eat once, but teach him to fish and he will eat the rest of his life.
conclude this should only be a quick fix and could not be continued because the real solution is the government must assure a quality education for all. This plan was
different than the GREAT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S for his plan would have
continued for ever because it was to be part of the I.R.S.
Do you remember the other great plan of the Democrats in the 1960's favor minorities in job and entrance to college. They did not apply for jobs and they did not go to college. When it came time to stop the plan they revolted. The ones that benefit from the Civil Rights Plan would have probably succeeded without it for they were already achievers. Contrary to what we are told I believe most rich people do not inherit their wealth they obtain their wealth by working hard. Most of the rich did not attend private schools they attended public schools. I think it has more to do
with the motivation of the individual to want to do better than handouts.
After my Father died, when I was in my early teens, we became poor very fast. I was
determined I did not want to be poor all my life and I worked my way through
college and graduate school and manage to obtain a lifestyle where I never experienced poverty again.
the family. She believed she should follow Philippine tradition. One family was afraid the child would have more of an attachment for me than them and would not
help them when he finished college. I now pay a family to send their daughter to school who is in the seventh grade and an honor student and pray she continues. Her
family seems to understand the importance of an education.
My point is these five students had outside help and only one took advantage of it. Now I will give you more examples. They concern helping families start a business.
the Godfather to their child. They went back to the city where they came from and I financed a small café for them. I personally went and purchased all the equipment, had the space remodeled and paid one year utilities and rent in advance. They opened and did better than I had ever anticipated. The first warning to me was when the wife said we are the owners and I should not be waiting tables I should be the cashier. She had her Father build her a nice little cashier booth where she sat on her
butt all day. They had to replace her with a paid employee. The third month they had made enough money to take a vacation in Cebu to show off their new found wealth to his family. They closed for three weeks. When they returned they found that the customers they had daily had gone elsewhere and they could not
understand why. To make a long story short they pawned all the equipment, left the
building empty with about ten months rent and utilities paid. To top it all they did not even feel and obligation to tell the customer on a sign that they were closed for three weeks and would reopen. They had outside help, but could not or would handle the responsibility.
the store closed and found the boy like being a prostitute better than having to stay in the store more free time he said prostituing Today he has A.I.D.S. and the mother is deceased. It was not the lack of outside help it was the lack of desire and being responsible.
volunteering at the Home were going on all day sightseeing trips on boats, staying the weekend at resorts on Samal Island. But, I was told weekly, “Father, if we do not get money in we will have to close in two weeks.” Most of the volunteers were friends
and family. Naturally they get nothing from me any longer. They got outside help, but did not change anything. These people were college graduates who when looking at their material possessions it looks like they have nothing, house not decent, no car, cheap furniture, etc.
they really do not care about having a better life because that would mean more work, less play and more responsibility.” This friend is the only one I helped that finished College and got a degree in Accounting.
poor to. His niece is at the moment hates him for not sending her to college. He told her no one sent me I worked at a Call Center at night and went to college in the day you can do the same. What he said may seem cold, but he is right. He is only contributing to Generational Poverty as long as he keeps supporting them all. One has to desire to get out of poverty in order to get out of poverty.
So I do not buy the idea that all people living in poverty need is OUTSIDE help! They also need the desire to get out of poverty.