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I Believe Disability Should Not Equal Poverty

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    This is a hard one. I'm a person with a

    language based learning disability. Like most people with an disability it can be hard to get a job. And if you can get an job, most of the time it only a low paying job. Getting a good paying job with a disability is not a easy task at all. Once you get the job it hard to...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Lack of Money and Employment Leads to Poverty of Soul

    I can't give myself and my cat adequate nutrition and pay my bills at the same time. I alternate as to which requirement gets attended to each fortnightly support payment. I am fighting on because I have big dreams. So pardon my skinny stature and lack of interest in your...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Wisdom to Remember...

    "It is said that the true test of government is how that government cares for those in the dawn of life: The children. Those in the twilight of life: The elderly, and those in the shadow of life: The sick, the needy, and the handicapped." --- Hubert Horatio Humphrey: U...
    drcynic drcynic 22-25, M 5 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I Shouldnt Be Punished Because I Am Disabled..

    I strongly believe that disability should not equal poverty.   I am disabled..I am paraplegic due to a car accident that happened when I was only 21.  I was the passenger in the car, and as in most cases I was the victim of another driver's carelessness...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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