Improving or reducing poverty and penuery

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  1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
    Miebakagh57posted 5 years ago

    Lately, Nigerian incumbent President and Head of state General Muhamadu Buhari had this to say. He was worried about the state of poverty among the Nigerian masses. When he came to power in May 2015, one ever wonder whether poverty exists under the PDP government of President G. E. Jonathon.

    The question is which government did create poverty the APC of Buhari, or PDP of Jonathon?

    Or is that the masses bring poverty on themselves?

    Why did not Buhari tackle the menace of poverty when you came to power if the PDP was the culprit?

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image56
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If we man followed our created diet we would never have poverty as we would eat according to that diet and, like all other animated life, continue to sow the undigested seeds upon the earth so that the only way poverty could happen would be for an earth wide extended draught to happen.

      In the three verses below that one we see man were not territorial therefore so long as there was sufficient moisture falling to the earth there could not be poverty except, as I must assume, we entered a desert where penury for man should be expected.

    2. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In developing nations, most people are oppressed by their respective governments.  Many governments in developing nations are corrupt.  They are concerned about their status & not that of the majority.  So the majority of people in such countries are totally bereft of improvement opportunities such as education & career.  Women in developing countries are the least educated thus they have the most children.  In developing nations, girls & women have oppressive environments which deprive them of the opportunities to be self-sufficient.   They are also under male dictates which inculcate them to marry early & have many children.   There are also religious dictates in such countries which push for people to have many children.   Nations that have a large percentage of large families tend to be the most impoverished & the least developed educationally & socioeconomically.   As nations develop & become more educated, family size decreases & their socioeconomic levels rise from poverty to affluence.

      In developed nations e.g. the United States, people are poor because of generational negative conditioning.  Also larger families play a part in such impoverishment.  In the United States, larger families tend to be either poor, impoverished, or even penurious.  Furthermore, the least educated in America have the larger to largest families.  Educated people know the benefits of family planning & smaller families so they act accordingly.   Nations with a large percentage of small families are also the most educated & affluent.   Poor people in America have to get away from their poverty mindset- they have to become more proactive in their lives.  They have to embrace positive habits such as education & achievement.  They also have to practice birth control & have small families instead of larger families.

      1. The0NatureBoy profile image56
        The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Anytime a nation is built on the pyramid structured monetary system, as all economic nations are, they are designed to keep man-en-mass poor that lessens as one ascends the ladder of wealth but there will only be a single family on top. Everything you said are by-products of moneys pyramid, ecological living is the only solution.

    3. Glenis Rix profile image95
      Glenis Rixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know nothing about your country’s politics or economics. What I do know is that people do not bring poverty upon themselves. Sometimes opportunities to earn by work simply do not exist. Sometimes systems of taxation and rates of taxation are unfairly balanced in favour of high earners.

      1. hard sun profile image78
        hard sunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I echo this sentiment Miebakh57. Poverty is a failure of the system within that country as the world has the means to distribute enough food, water, and shelter for everyone. I'm hoping someone here with some knowledge of Nigerian politics can give you more specifics to debate and learn.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years ago

    You need technology. You need mass distribution of food. You need lakes and rivers and you need rain. You need sunny skies to create energy for your crops and you need to plant crops. You need the masses to be awake and off all substances. You need mothers and fathers to be loving and kind to their children and you need a government which will protect the people and not get in their way as they network and as they buy and sell their goods which are needed by all. You need free market capitalism and a democratic republic. Check out our constitution and try to follow what we do. Implement something similar. The president should stay out of the way of the people who will indeed figure out how to alleviate poverty if the government just lets them.
    What we do in America is not bad as everyone is saying these days. But all of us need common sense boundaries. The common sense boundaries are conducive to what actually is common sense in YOUR country, state, city, town, neighborhood and family.

    Hope that helps.

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image56
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If man lived ecologically every time we defected we would be planting if we dug a small hole and covered it and the only tool needed would be a stick to dig the hole. We have mobility to get our own food, the environment has already furnished weather conditions to keep the crops growing.

      Living environmentally only mothers would have anything to do with the child - they would only have one unless she have a multiple birth - and that would end at adolescence, age 12, when the child completed nursing for his permanent teeth before living on its own for developing its own surviving skills. All of that stuff you are talking about is because you don't want environmental living.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years ago

    pen·u·ry  (pĕn′yə-rē)
    Extreme want or poverty; destitution.

  4. Miebakagh57 profile image67
    Miebakagh57posted 5 years ago

    Thanks, hard sun. Just two days ago, those who have entrenched poverty within the system got alarmed in their imagination that the poor will soon go after them! Imagine their real fears!

    Actually, the Nigerian constitution makes it very clear how the government will help every person to sustain a living under the fundamental principles and objective of state policy. The point is to make everybody satisfied with a reasonable income above the internationally recommended 3 dollars a day.

    Imagine lawmakers catering a way about $5 million monthly! Enjoy the weekend.

    1. hard sun profile image78
      hard sunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Miebakagh. Unfortunately, corruption can hinder even the most well-meaning constitutions. Hope you are having a good weekend.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
        Miebakagh57posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, hard sun, really. And thanks.


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