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The title of this article might have read, "Douglas County Middle Class Adults Slipping into Poverty Dragging their Children with Them Kicking and Screaming".
....or...."40% of Live Births in 2010 were Out of Wedlock, Is This Somehow Related To Childhood Poverty?"
Perhaps the Task Force to Reduce Childhood Poverty could publish a couple of Cost Benefits Analyses of raising a child under different senarios. This way the poor adults or single ADULT could decide ahead of time whether or not they can afford a child.
Ah,, the poor people shouldn't have children argument. Maybe the kids should just pull themselves up by their booties straps.
Common sense should tell you if you can't afford something maybe you ought not be having it. Key work – common sense! Nothing is free!!
Because every poor parent was poor when they got pregnant. Nobody ever lost their job, became disabled, or divorced an unfaithful or abusive spouse. I guess all those 200 people in Lenexa who just lost their jobs ought to hand their kids over to the state or something.
Did anyone else find this statistic shocking?
"Statewide, nearly half of all student (48.7 percent) qualified for the program, up from 39.8 percent in 2008".
So Kansas government finds that 48.7% of parents can't afford to feed their child unless they receive lunch subsidies?
48.7% of parents can't be fully responsible for this statistic. The crummy economy must be to blame for some of it. If this State's economy keeps going down this road, children ARE going to be pulling themselves up by their booty straps just like they do in countrys all around the world.
Women of Kansas:
We won't let you have an abortion and we won't give you any assistance in raising that child. But, I'm going to get an extra $50 bucks a year because my hero Brownback is reducing income taxes. We all know these kids are "takers" and do not need our support.
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