About the blog:
The multifarious issues of classism and living in poverty in one little blog from a poor person who like vast majority of fellow low-income people IS NOT LAZY.

About me:
I refuse to lie down and tolerate classism in silence. I will not keep quiet. I will call out classism and any other form of -isms I discern. I tolerate no oppression, including and ESPECIALLY legally sanctioned discrimination. .
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Reblogged from belcanta  218 notes
belcanta:

voicefromthepoor:

Yet plenty who work that and more do…

Check out this ableist, classist, bullshit. It implies that those who don’t or are unable to work (let alone work 40 hours a week) deserve to live in poverty. This is why I hate the middle class, because they only care about those who are able-bodied and employable.
They don’t care about eliminating poverty, they care about introducing a more palatable version of capitalism that focuses on labor and corporate profit. Get more people into college and get them more jobs so they can benefit the corporate world and appease the rest of the middle class, keeping capitalism afloat.
This is just capitalism lite.  

You do raise a fair issue there, I ought to have to have added “because minimum wage is far below what is needed to survive.” 
What’s even more disgusting is I know FOR FACT that the money paid out in disability payments is even worse than minimum wage. How? I grew up in poverty with a parent who’s needed disability since she was 29. Oh, and even better? Her several ailments aren’t instantly apparent. Yes, that’s right, apparently people are under the impression that if you don’t have a visible wheelchair/crutch/brace/cane, you’re not disabled  (Oy, people are stupid) Meanwhile, my friend has a colleague in a wheelchair because of being paralyzed below the waist and people constantly suggest disability and ask why she works when she can just collect disability (because the wheelchair doesn’t prevent her from doing that specific job’s duties and why the hell would she want sub-minimum wage?)
You’re mistaken in assuming me to be middle-class. I don’t even make $20k, if you must know. I’m what would be called “working poor” . I’d even straight-up say “poor” because the national poverty line does not take into account cost-of-living in specific regions. DC, NYC, Long Island and southern California are extremely high, places like Texas, Kansas and upstate New York are very low in comparison, (though not low enough to justify such a low minimum wage.)
 But when posting that, I was thinking of how ridiculous it is not being able to afford moving out working 60-hour weeks between two jobs at $10 an hour from both jobs because the cost of living is obscenely hyperinflated, especially in areas like where I was born (Long Island). Leaving’s not exactly an option either; that requires money too. I’m blessed not to have inherited the long list of medical problems my mother has, but the below-minimum wage “help” she gets detrimentally affects me too- I can’t exactly “ask parents for money” when I’ve have more than her any time I work more than 30 hours! 
Digression over. The minimum wage is a fucked up level of low. What people get on disability is even more disgustingly low.

belcanta:

voicefromthepoor:

Yet plenty who work that and more do…

Check out this ableist, classist, bullshit. It implies that those who don’t or are unable to work (let alone work 40 hours a week) deserve to live in poverty. This is why I hate the middle class, because they only care about those who are able-bodied and employable.

They don’t care about eliminating poverty, they care about introducing a more palatable version of capitalism that focuses on labor and corporate profit. Get more people into college and get them more jobs so they can benefit the corporate world and appease the rest of the middle class, keeping capitalism afloat.

This is just capitalism lite.  

You do raise a fair issue there, I ought to have to have added “because minimum wage is far below what is needed to survive.” 

What’s even more disgusting is I know FOR FACT that the money paid out in disability payments is even worse than minimum wage. How? I grew up in poverty with a parent who’s needed disability since she was 29. Oh, and even better? Her several ailments aren’t instantly apparent. Yes, that’s right, apparently people are under the impression that if you don’t have a visible wheelchair/crutch/brace/cane, you’re not disabled  (Oy, people are stupid) Meanwhile, my friend has a colleague in a wheelchair because of being paralyzed below the waist and people constantly suggest disability and ask why she works when she can just collect disability (because the wheelchair doesn’t prevent her from doing that specific job’s duties and why the hell would she want sub-minimum wage?)

You’re mistaken in assuming me to be middle-class. I don’t even make $20k, if you must know. I’m what would be called “working poor” . I’d even straight-up say “poor” because the national poverty line does not take into account cost-of-living in specific regions. DC, NYC, Long Island and southern California are extremely high, places like Texas, Kansas and upstate New York are very low in comparison, (though not low enough to justify such a low minimum wage.)

 But when posting that, I was thinking of how ridiculous it is not being able to afford moving out working 60-hour weeks between two jobs at $10 an hour from both jobs because the cost of living is obscenely hyperinflated, especially in areas like where I was born (Long Island). Leaving’s not exactly an option either; that requires money too. I’m blessed not to have inherited the long list of medical problems my mother has, but the below-minimum wage “help” she gets detrimentally affects me too- I can’t exactly “ask parents for money” when I’ve have more than her any time I work more than 30 hours! 

Digression over. The minimum wage is a fucked up level of low. What people get on disability is even more disgustingly low.

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alexanderpf:

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alexanderpf:

  • To accept responsibility in making decisions consistent with the safety, health, and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment;

  • To avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;

  • To be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;  

  • To reject bribery in all its forms;  

  • To improve the understanding of technology; its appropriate application, and potential consequences;  

  • To maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;  

  • To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;  

  • To treat fairly all persons and to not engage in acts of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;

  • To avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;  

  • To assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.

Self-Demonstrating

That hilarious moment where on a local news article about the reconvening of an Anti-Bias Taskforce in your article, someone denies that there’s “evidence of a bias problem” WHILE providing evidence themselves with their very words.

Bear in mind that the reason this task force, which was dormant for several years, has been reconvened is because there’s been a string of assaults on minorities and homeless persons here.

The comment in question has been marked in italics, with identifying details removed to protect my anonymity.:

"Where is there any evidence of a "bias" problem in HOMETOWN?

If the task force is looking for violations of the law, there’s far more evidence HEAD OF TASKFORCE is committing crimes by aiding, abetting, and harboring illegal aliens, all while living tax-free.”