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Slum

By Uttam Gill, published on Jan 25, 2013

I look down at the squalid piece of land

There the congestion can suffocate the life

I see smoke billowing out from a chimney

Somebody cooking and I wonder how life lives

The conglomerate of human being thrives on hope

The bizarre, these slums appear to be

My feet drag me into the narrow lanes

Smile of a child disarms me to read about them

Now, I see a world, where people too live

They live there and I hear a loud music

Oh! They celebrate too

Kids playing, ladies gossiping, everybody so living

From the lane,... (more)

Tags: life, poverty, happiness, poor, welfare, rich, slum

People who receive welfare should be drug tested

By Lartinos, published on Nov 8, 2011

If you haven't already gotten into a debate with family or friends about this topic of drug testing for welfare benefits, you probably will soon and it will bring up many questions in your mind. But, lets first talk about what the point of this assistance is for people.

Financial assistance is something that is meant to help people back on their feet, but many people assume it is for lazy people who really don't try. The current system has helped lead many of us in this direction for good reason. At one point my mother was on welfare and that government assistance for my brothers and... (more)

Tags: economy, society, drugs, system, addiction, controversy, welfare

Patriotically Speaking

By Caballero_69, published on Aug 11, 2011

...working on unnecessary weapons or fulfill some fevered schemes to police the world. All military expenditures and every military deployment do not fully contribute to the defense of the Republic. It is time to separate those that do from those that do not.

Fifth, promote the general welfare of all Americans. Invest in the nation's infrastructure and the education of America's children and youth. Push for Medicare for all with genuine reforms of the nation's healthcare system so that patient care takes precedence over corporate profits. Defend people's right to organize and... (more)

Tags: education, obama, republicans, democrats, justice, unity, liberty, infrastructure, election, welfare, governance

Last Requests of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Lumiere, published on Jan 19, 2011

...was to create a Bill of Rights for the Poor and requested that the government invest in rebuilding America's cities. He felt that Congress had shown "hostility to the poor" by spending excessive "military funds with generosity," while ignoring the oppressed and not spending money on social welfare programs.

Let us take a moment to review his last sermon, in his own words and see how it relates to current events.

REDIRECTING MISALLOCATED WAR SPENDING

The United States Congress was spending more and more on the military and less on anti-poverty programs at the same... (more)

Tags: war, dr. martin luther king jr., lex lumiere, fulfilling dr. king's legacy, welfare, department of sanitation

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