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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I have a few things to say. First I have huge Hugs and High Fives for the ypung woman, Amy, who took her knowledge and turned it into action. I too have always had sympathy instead of disdain for those who are hungary in this "land of plenty." I feel so proud of Amy for being proactive and I encourage her to follow that beautiful heart in all that she does. Secondly, I want to tell the mothers and fathers using food stamps that I respect their need and appreciate that they will go to such lengths to feed there families. I have known many people who use and have used food stamps and other welfare programs to survive. I have also chosen out of pride to struggle, day by day, without using such aid, becuase at the time I was young, able bodied and childless. The problem with many of those aid programs, and the tax system in general, is that in order to make a living wage, you often don't qualify for aid and this makes for difficult transitions back off of aid. If only our capitalist sytem could allow for less poverty, period, after all America has so much to offer. Peace and full bellies to you all!
posted 4 years ago
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