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Yoga Korunta

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28 February 2006

Tuesday's Word

poverty* \'pav-ert-e\ n, often attrib [ME poverte, fr. OF poverte, fr. L paupertat-, paupertas, fr. pauper poor -- more at POOR] 1 a : the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions b : renunciation as a member of the religious order of the right as an individual to own property 2 : SCARCITY, DEARTH 3 a : debility due to malnutrition b : lack of fertility <~of the soil>
syn POVERTY, INDIGENCE, PENURY, WANT, DESTITUTION shared meaning element : the state of one with insufficient resources ant riches
Ohio workers depend on public benefits
Wal-Mart, McDonald's employees top list
Julie Carr Smith, Plain Dealer Bureau
Columbus--Wal-Mart and McDonald's top a new state list of Ohio employers who send the most people to the Medicaid, food stamp and welfare rolls.
The much-anticipated Ohio Department of Job and Family Services review was ordered amid pressure from legislators, advocates and the press, questioning why Medicaid spending is eating up an ever-increasing share of the state budget.
To read the full article, see http://www.plaind.com, 25 FEB 2006.
Ohio is run by the GOP. We have the Worst Governor in the Nation, see blog of 21 NOV 2005.
*Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary

4 Comments:

Blogger a rose is a rose said...

just checking in - it's been a while since i've said HOLA to you! good posting as well

08:21  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thanks, Rose! It's always a pleasure to hear from you, so if any ideas come to mind for a Word, please write!

11:36  
Anonymous Doug Hoffman said...

Great post, Yoga. Remember the Dead Kennedys song, Kill the Poor? I'm afraid we're all living it.

01:25  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Yes, Doug, and this thrills Republicans to no end.

15:31  

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