I posted this on my Facebook page Tuesday. I received some responses and they were okay but nobody was touching on where my mindset is so I couldn’t hold out any longer.
The following is where my mindset is.
Ok I try not to give my opinion about certain things until others have given theirs. I know many times my opinion drive the conversation.
The Senior Citizens are a great example of POVERTY.
I don’t want to hear about folk with children being in poverty as if they are the majority of the folk who are in POVERTY.
What everyone needs to understand is that there are some important folk who are doing jobs such as law enforcement, teachers and etc. that we need in place to provide a service for the masses.
In Edgecombe County law enforcement and some other positions are underpaid. We need these men and women to protect and to serve us. I am grateful of these folk putting their lives on the line daily for us but having to work 2 jobs just to be able to live comfortable with the basic necessities such as a place to live and a car to drive along with other basics.
We do ourselves a disservice many times by always talking about POVERTY in the negative only talking folk having all these babies and when they are not the majority. Yes that is an issue but that does nothing to the majority of the working folk who want to work and live a good life.
All I am saying is we need to find a way to deal with real POVERTY and it ain’t always having to do with babies, being uneducated and other negatives that becomes the topic of discussion.
I am talking about things that Edgecombe County need to be addressing whether something can be done or not.
Senior Citizens income is not governed by Edgecombe County so that is a bigger picture to deal with.
Just my ignant opinion.