So it’s an un-level playing field?
Darren Boggs

I think your last statement clouds any discussion, so omit it from the discussion. You decide that for yourself, not me.

We agree that the inequality of conditions should be addressed. You think that should be led by the community. I offer that greater forces (federal level involvement) is also needed to increase funding for schools, increase opportunities, etc.

Having seen federal support programs at work (food assistance programs, welfare, housing assistance, public housing), there are folks who certainly need it (disabled, moms rearing young children where childcare costs more than what the mom could make), but agree that job growth is essential to growing economic opportunities. We’ll disagree on how to get there. I don’t think the private sector provides all the opportunity, or it would already be doing that. I do think significant jobs and social programs would address major areas of poverty and endemic poverty. But yeah — if my parents haven’t worked, my school is failing, I have no peers getting jobs, it’s going to be really hard for me to figure out my way out of that, except by modelling those who I see getting out of that condition…

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