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Yoga Korunta

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Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

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


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

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!

Anonymous Doug Hoffman said...

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

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

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


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