127 Total Quotes

Poverty Quotes Page 5

Bob Geldof
I think the impetus is still there. This continent cannot be allowed to die nightly in the pornography of poverty that is our news screens.
Bob Geldof
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it never occurred to me that anyone would buy into the notion that Mr. Bush and his supporters would actually do something about poverty and racism. Someone who believed that could probably be persuaded to make a bid on eBay to buy the Brooklyn Bridge.
Bob Herbert
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[Bush's priority is redistributing money from the bottom up, Herbert says. It's a harsh criticism, but some of the facts support Herbert's claim.] One of the first things the president did in the aftermath of Katrina was to poke his finger in the eyes of struggling workers by suspending the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, ... This is one more way of taking money from the working poor and handing it to the wealthy. A construction laborer in New Orleans who would ordinarily be paid about $9 an hour, the prevailing wage in the city, can now be paid less. So much for the president's commitment to fighting poverty.
Bob Herbert
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I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt
Ben Hecht
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Growth is the best antidote to poverty.
Arvind Mathew
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Audrey Hepburn
A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
Audrey Hepburn
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The principles are clear and explicit. The free market is fine for the third world and its growing counterpart at home. Mothers with dependent children can be sternly lectured on the need for self-reliance, but not dependent executives and investors, please. For them, the welfare state must flourish.
Avram Chomsky
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