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Annual forum on child poverty held

February 24, 2014

PARKERSBURG — About 20 people participated in the second annual Our Children, Our Future: The Campaign to End Child Poverty forum on Saturday afternoon at the Judge Black Annex in downtown......

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Feb-24-14 9:00 PM

Raising the minimum wage only creates more people living at poverty level. The price of all goods and services go up with the minimum wage and then the people who earned slightly more than minimum become poverty level.

I wouldn't mind feeding the children so maybe they should be placed in children's homes where they could be fed and cared for by people who don't teach them the welfare mentality. Let the adult bums starve!!

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Feb-24-14 10:38 AM

I agree, but the problem is that SOME of the parents WONT take responsibility, and then what? We have shown that Children's Services are not valued by dropping levies, nobody wants a bunch of Oliver Twists running through town, and even I cant justify dropping them off on the county line, so what do we do? It cannot continue as it is now, but changes take time. We shouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater (pun intended), but how does one FORCE responsibility?

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Feb-24-14 8:23 AM

How to end Child Poverty is to Stop welfare and make the parents responsible for their own children. I'm sick of paying for generational family's that live off the state like it's a job. If you take money from the government you are "Uncle Sam's Ich "

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