What is the lowest that you would accept of a human being living under poverty?
Ok I guess I should have been specific, describe what would be the life of a person just on the poverty line or, what materials things, or services should he or she have to be just on the povertt threshold.
not under not above, just on the line. I would give you an example: Somebody on the poverty threshold should have live under a roof with no leaks.
Thats a pretty accurate list for US poverty rates. I'm approximatively $5,000 under the designated poverty line for my family, and it's unacceptable. My parents work really hard, I am a full time student at a top university with two jobs (soon to be three in the fall), and a sister whose about to go to college.
No one should ever have to live in my conditions, or anything below that.
I really don't know if I could place a price or an income level that would denote me being on the poverty line. Probably though if I was not able to afford the basics, like food, shelter and my medication, just survival stuff. That would make me feel like I am on or below the poverty line. It's so hard to know, because everyone goes through times where they don't have enough for something.
People who live paycheck to paycheck just making it, I feel are below the poverty line as well. Because anything that keeps them from working will keep them from affording survival.
Thirty Days, or whatever the name of that TV show is, who is done by the "Super Size Me" Guy had an episode where they lived for a month on minimum wage/poverty line and it was disgusting. They could barely afford a house, the wife got sick and they literally could not go to the hospital, and the free clinic couldn't do anything because they couldn't buy the medicine. It was really sad. More efforts should be put forward to help impoverished, sick and underprivileged people here in America.