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What is poverty Ben Carson?

The World Bank Organization describes poverty in this way:

“Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time.

Poverty has many faces, changing from place to place and across time, and has been described in many ways.  Most often, poverty is a situation people want to escape. So poverty is a call to action — for the poor and the wealthy alike — a call to change the world so that many more may have enough to eat, adequate shelter, access to education and health, protection from violence, and a voice in what happens in their communities.”

In addition to a lack of money, poverty is about not being able to participate in recreational activities; not being able to send children on a day trip with their schoolmates or to a birthday party; not being able to pay for medications for an illness.  These are all costs of being poor. Those people who are barely able to pay for food and shelter simply can’t consider these other expenses.  When people are excluded within a society, when they are not well educated and when they have a higher incidence of illness, there are negative consequences for society.  We all pay the price for poverty.  The increased cost on the health system, the justice system and other systems that provide supports to those living in poverty has an impact on our economy.

While much progress has been made in measuring and analyzing poverty, the World Bank Organization is doing more work to identify indicators for the other dimensions of poverty.  This work includes identifying social indicators to track education, health, access to services, vulnerability, and social exclusion.

There is no one cause of poverty, and the results of it are different in every case. Poverty varies considerably depending on the situation. Feeling poor in Canada is different from living in poverty in Russia or Zimbabwe.  The differences between rich and poor within the borders of a country can also be great.

Despite the many definitions, one thing is certain; poverty is a complex societal issue. No matter how poverty is defined, it can be agreed that it is an issue that requires everyone’s attention.  It is important that all members of our society work together to provide the opportunities for all our members to reach their full potential. It helps all of us to help one another .

 

The Supreme Court Is Considering a Case on How a Bankrupt Trump Casino Screwed Workers.

MAY 26, 2016 4:17 PM

The high court is asked to restore lost pension and health benefits.

How soon we forget, how easy to brush the truth under the carpet, Trump is a billionaire he made billions not for the workers but for himself. The little fish who voted for him pandered to his ego and when you live for fame and attention the shark gobbles all who get in his way. There are not going to be coalmines opened , just as we are not going back we are looking toward the future in technology and when feather brain realizes then maybe he should build a DeVry school in the areas of the coal miners so they can be educated and find a real job  for the future. The should be given that chance and the government should pay for their tuition and maybe some technical companies could move into the areas and open up their companies and make the jobs needed. Factories etc.

Update 5/31/16: On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Trump casino workers’ case, leaving the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling intact, and the workers without health insurance.

At its weekly conference today, the US Supreme Court will consider whether to hear a case that involves the latest installment in the story of Donald Trump’s failed Atlantic City casino empire and the efforts of hotel workers to recover some of their health and pension benefits from Trump’s Taj Mahal.

In 2014, Trump’s former company Trump Entertainment Resorts, which ran the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, filed for bankruptcy for the third time in its 25-year history. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, billionaire Carl Icahn, who held much of the company’s debt, agreed to bail out the hotel and keep it open, but only if the bankruptcy court would agree to let him obliterate union-negotiated health and pension benefits. The hotel workers union, Unite Here Local 54, had a collective bargaining agreement with the hotel management that covered more than 1,000 non-gaming workers. But the contract expired a few days after the company filed for bankruptcy. Under federal law, the provisions of that contract should have remained in effect until a new agreement could be negotiated.

But Icahn told the court that if it didn’t invalidate the contract and strip the workers of their health and pension benefits, he would shutter the place. The court agreed; the hotel stayed open, but more than 1,000 workers lost their health insurance, paid lunch breaks, and more than $3 million in pension contributions as a result.

Unite Here Local 54, is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the bankruptcy court’s decision, which was upheld by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in January this year. They argue that the bankruptcy judge overstepped his authority in invalidating the collective bargaining agreement, an argument that the National Labor Relations Board supported in the appellate court.

In February, the Taj Mahal under Icahn’s ownership emerged from Chapter 11, ending the last vestiges of its relationship with the no-longer-presumptive GOP presidential nominee who founded it in 1990. Trump has not had anything to do with the hotel since 2009, other than enjoying the benefits from his 10 percent stake in the entertainment company in exchange for the use of his name on the hotel. Even that stake was eliminated in February when the company emerged from bankruptcy.

It’s unclear what the Supreme Court might do with this case. The circumstances of the union’s position are unusual, and not likely to affect many other labor contracts. There’s no circuit split or other legal conflict that might push it to take the case, and without Justice Antonin Scalia, the court hasn’t granted many new petitions for the next term. But if it were to take up the case and side with the union, Icahn might make good on his threat and simply shut the hotel down, leaving the union in a bit of a classic catch-22.

Trump, who still has his name on the hotel despite having no role in the company, won’t be affected either way. But the case does reveal something about a possible Trump administration: He recently said that if he’s elected president he’d make Icahn his treasury secretary.

LITTLE FISH IN BIG PONDS WILL BE EATEN UP BY THE SHARKS.

Whether a politician or a fame seeker the lies keep the spin going and if you do not have a job now will you? Either way you’re screwed so march for jobs.