What About the Children?

Friday, November 02, 2012

Irwin Redlener, president and co-founder of the Children's Health Fund and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, and Geoffrey Canada, founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, talk about their concern that children living in poverty has not gotten attention during the presidential campaign.


Geoffrey Canada and Irwin Redlener

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Inquisigal from Brooklyn

I lean left, but I am actually somewhat sympathetic to the Republican view of this issue. I happen to have a sibling who makes only a certain amount of money, and has 2 children by 2 different fathers; knowing she can get bailed out by either the state or our parents only encourages her to continue to make illogical "family planning" decisions. I also live in an economically-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn with a sizable poor population, and see so many neighbor girls under the age of 22 having multiple children by multiple guys. I think young women, especially, need to be encouraged to learn how to take care of themselves and be able to make money BEFORE they decide to have children, instead of having a system in which a lot of noise is spent talking about how all of these single mothers should be supported by the government. These women (and the single Dad's living at poverty level) need financial planning classes and education, NOT welfare checks encouraging them to continue to live off of the government.

Nov. 02 2012 11:52 AM

I can not agree more with the point that the lack of preparedness of the hospitals was shameful. Surely the "best health care in the world" includes waterproofing the sump pumps and periodic testing of generators.

Nov. 02 2012 11:44 AM

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