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« on: Thu 24 December, 2015 - 08:45 am »

and may there be some light at the end of this dark tunnel in History..Amen.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11565492

More than 300 people a day are visiting the Auckland City Mission in need of food parcels to get them through the Christmas period - with numbers expected to exceed last year's by 1000.
 
Families and individuals in need are queuing from 3am, travelling from all over the city to be in line for the Christmas supplies, which also include a gift for each child under 18.
 
Demand is so high the charity organisation still "desperately needs" donations, City Missioner Dame Diane Robertson said.
 
Hundreds of people were milling about outside the mission building on Hobson St yesterday morning, all waiting for their number to be called. Many had no choice but to bring their whole family with them, and kids sat patiently in the street with their parents as they waited.
 
Big numbers of people have been coming to the mission each day since early December, Dame Diane said, and the demand was on track to exceed the number of people they helped last year.
 


"The figures will probably be an extra 1000 over last year...," she said....."
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« Reply #1 on: Thu 24 December, 2015 - 09:22 am »

Focus on the positive..... There's enough altruistic people, making plenty of dosh to support those in need, surely that's a sign of a Rock Star economy 
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« Reply #2 on: Thu 24 December, 2015 - 09:30 am »

Jobs, decent paying jobs, so that families can put their own food on the Christmas table and the rest of the year, it is demeaning and demoralising to have to rely on the charity of the very wealthy to survive, it's just wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: Thu 24 December, 2015 - 09:55 am »

I'd like to see how many if them are actually in need as opposed to the increased attention of people getting good parcels and them going "f**k it, I'll do that too".
Fair enough they may be struggling but may just be being financially lazy too.
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« Reply #4 on: Thu 24 December, 2015 - 04:11 pm »

Everyone has a story to tell. Some of those stories would blow my mind and yours.
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« Reply #5 on: Sat 26 December, 2015 - 08:38 pm »

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Many Americans struggle to make-ends meet on six-figure paychecks — which by some are considered “upper income” or even rich.

The trend of Americans earning six-figure paychecks living from paycheck to paycheck grew during the 2008 recession from 21 percent to 30 percent in 2009, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey.

A recent survey by SunTrust found that things have not improved much by 2015. About 25 percent of those making over $100,000 a year still live paycheck to paycheck.

In 2014, a Brookings Institute paper found that about one-third of US households, live hand to mouth. That’s about 38 million people. About two thirds of these Americans living from paycheck to paycheck are not actually poor but instead are middle class or richer. They might have liquid assets or own a home that they are paying off. There is just one catch: they are spending everything they are earning even if its $100,000 or more a year.

Living from paycheck to paycheck despite having a decent income is especially an issue among millennials – those 18 to 35 years old. According to a recent survey by LendingTree, 44 percent of millennials earning between $100,000 to $149,000 lived paycheck to paycheck. Interestingly, just 33.5 percent of those earning $50,000 to $75,000 said they lived that way.


Spare a thought for those struggling at christmas, poverty isn't just about not having money 
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