Daily Dozen: The theme today (and every day) is “Poverty Sucks”

    [contents: daycare costs,millennials,birth control,abortion, revamping welfare,crowdfunding, LGBT issues]

  1. When Daycare Costs More Than Rent, No Wonder Some Moms Never Return To Work – Hey, all you trolls who ask me why I don’t go get a job…. here’s part of that answer. Even just after school care is too much.
  2. Millennials who are financially thriving have one characteristic in common – can you guess what it is? It has something to do with financially thriving parents.
  3. Wisconsin’s Assault on Women and the Poor – genius. Wisconsin is one of those states making it harder to get assistance ,so of course it makes complete sense to restrict low income women from accessing birth control and abortion services. (in case you couldn’t read it, that was all written in sarcasm font)
  4. How America’s Poor Sell Their Blood Plasma to Get By – Good lord of the rings, this is shaping up to be a depressing link round up
  5. Crowdfunding basic life expenses? – I say this every day…” People should not have to raise money to help pay for cancer treatment. They shouldn’t have to raise money to take more time off with a new baby. They shouldn’t have to raise money to assist with the costs of a personal assistant or home nurse. They shouldn’t have to raise money to pay for a funeral, for transition surgery, for help leaving an abusive partner, for any number of life expenses. The fact that it has become so routine as to become almost parodic to raise money because you can’t afford basic needs in life is tragic”
  6. This Is Why Poor People Can (And Should) Have Nice Things -right.
  7. News Coverage: “Poverty Is An LGBT Issue: New Report Identifies Low Income LGBT Needs” – we basically already knew all of this but a study says so now.
  8. The striking power of poverty to turn young boys into jobless men – The Washington Post – tomorrow I will post pictures of nothing but kittens.
  9. “Being born in the South, and being reared in abject poverty…if I couldn’t make those women a priority, who will?” wnyc.org/story/safe-abo…
  10. How Dallas Plans to Tackle Concentrated Poverty – I don’t know. I dont live in Dallas but its hard to tell from this exactly what the plan is. Affordable housing and then having each neighborhood have a general manager to assess needs to create sustainable neighborhoods. But then does that mean they’ll give money to poor folks to start businesses within the neighborhoods?
  11. Uber for Welfare – using the “gig economy” to reboot the safety net
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6 thoughts on “Daily Dozen: The theme today (and every day) is “Poverty Sucks”

    1. Oh,for fecks sake. 🙄
      The commenters are just as idiotic. I for one am looking very forward to our Taxmas money, EIC included and I feel zero bad feelings about the money I will spend shopping for things I both want and need. It’s the only time of the year I even have money to spend!

  1. Yes, none of them seems to know what they are talking about. We’re all shocked…
    Technically my daughter and I live in what is considered extreme poverty for the US. The only thing that kept us from living in the gutter eating toejam for dinner was SNAP and a housing voucher. I was able to file a return this year from my itty-bitty earnings and the smaller-ish return will be spent as follows:
    Pay the bills on time this month–Holla-yay for no internet/phone interruption!
    Pay my mother back the $150.00 that I owe her from 3 years ago (oops)
    Take my cats to the vet (gasp! shock! scorn! I have pets in poverty), they’re sixteen…bite me.
    Get some work done on the car that I have had since September (after not having one for two flippin years) and ugh, hope it’s under $400

    I guess that’s it I’m outa money.

    because she stands at Walmart making sure all the large purchases are coming from EITC
    Experts I tellya’ experts.

    1. These people amaze me. Ugh
      I’ve read a few other blog posts this week from frugal/ budgeting blogs that are distinctly poor shaming but they’re more polite, I suppose.

      1. Oh I hate “clever” budgeting tips! As if running out of food and money are “stupid”? It’s been years since I’ve seen one tip that I’m not already using. The underlying theme of just needing to give up a few luxuries, like cable tv and Starbucks, and you’ll make ends meet, is sickening. I can only assume that they’re written for people who’ve never had to budget before, but I have a feeling they think they’re writing for the poor. Those silly poor people with big screen tv’s, who don’t know how to buy in bulk. (vomit)

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