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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 9 months ago

Do you agree that poor people deserve to be poor?

Most people (like me) who are in the middle class are there because of hard work. I decided to stay in school (most important part) and went on to college to study finance. That led me to a job that actually supports my wants and needs.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Questions about the answerer are not allowed here

    Very few poor people deserve to be poor. the others just had a little bad luck

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Under a socialist marxist leadership they would give those who do everything poverty and those that do nothing everything and call it justice. Happened before and still does.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    conservatives will tell you that poor people are responsible for their own survival.

    so many of the rich conservatives would need poor people to stay poor in order to stay wealthy

    while poor conservatives are just going against their own self interests by supporting the big man orbiting hypocrites by using food stamps and welfare while complaining about government taxes

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  • y
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Wrong, becouse you were middle class, going on to school was always an option. Many who are poor, never are taught that going to college is an option. That does not mean all middle class have that option, but more do then poor do. What if you had gone to college and then something happen that didn't allow you to retain or use what you went for? Would you still be in the same boat, the same shape you are now?

    There are many many reason that people are poor, don't judge them unless you know them.

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  • andy
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    disagree no one deserves to be poor

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    You look at it in too simple terms.

    First of all, the USA economic gains since 1979 have gone almost entirely to the top 20%. Middle class barely beats inflation, to lower middle class which fell behind, and minimum wage working poor are cheated. $3.10 in January 1980 is $10.22 now; not $7.25.

    Those growing up in poor neighborhoods have lower quality education and bad influences around them.

    You went to college because tuition and costs were paid by someone.

    When the cards are stacked against people, it's very much harder to succeed.

    75% of Black children are not born into traditional family of married mother and father and their biological children. It is also over 60% of Hispanic.

    It is not the same country as immigrants coming in and working hard to succeed.

    I will grant that work ethic and even genetics can be factors, but to ignore the fact that growing up in poverty is not conducive to succeeding in life is looking at your own world and asking why aren't you in my world?

    Recent court rulings explain part of it.

    Police arrest vagrants living on the street, and maybe even urinating in public.

    People arrested are homeless and public restaurants and other businesses say "customer use only".

    Judges ruled, and upheld on appeal, that unless the city provides housing, they cannot arrest people for laws they cannot comply to. Under this same logic, you cannot say poor people deserve to be poor when they really aren't given a fair chance to improve their situation. In reality, they simply don't have the baseline start that you had in life and cannot reference 20, 40, 80, 100 years ago situations because times changed.

    It takes a full time 40 hour job of $20 an hour to afford the median price of a one bedroom apartment in the USA.

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  • John
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    It's been said that "it's better to be lucky than to be good". This demonstrates that a few factors go into success. There are people who work hard, but don't get ahead because of lack of connections, where they come from, etc. The #metoo movement is an example of this unfairness. Employment discrimination is a big problem. People need to be better educated on how to judge others. Anti bullying programs are a good start.

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  • 9 months ago

    And did you grow up poor or middle-class?

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  • 9 months ago

    no because not everyone is fortunate to have a good job in life or do well in college.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    No. Some of them have problems that have led to them being where they are in life. You shouldn't judge someone if you know nothing about them.

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