Summary Of It Is Abusive To Be Poor By Barbara Ehrenreich

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In “It is Expensive to Be Poor”, Barbara Ehrenreich claims that it is time for us to take a stand against poverty and help the people suffering. The author notes that the war on poverty was started by president Lyndon B. Johnson about five decades ago. The government started giving money to support groups. (para. 1-2). According to Ehrenreich, the war on poverty was slowed down due to shortage of money, the ongoing war in Vietnam, and the statements made by the conservatives. The conservatives believed that the cause of poverty was due to the way the poor people lived. The belief of the conservatives continued through the rest of the years as more people started accepting it. (para. 3-5). Mothers who were single were seen as bad “examples”
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