More Spending on Poverty Needed

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  1. LogikAndReazon
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    How We Spend Nearly $1 Trillion a Year Fighting Poverty—And FailBetween 1964 and now, the federal government spent roughly $12 trillion fighting poverty, and state and local governments added another $3 trillion. Yet the poverty rate has never fallen below 10.5 percent and is now at the highest level in nearly a decade. Clearly, we have been doing something wrong. In a new study, Cato scholar Michael D. Tanner argues that we should "shift our anti-poverty efforts from government programs that simply provide money or goods and services to those who are living in poverty to efforts to create the conditions and incentives that will make it easier for people to escape poverty."

    "The American Welfare State: How We Spend Nearly $1 Trillion a Year Fighting Poverty—And Fail," by Michael D. Tanner
     
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    There's no exit Strategy for the "War on Poverty"

    It's designed to keep people beholden to a government run by Democrats who dole out our money
     
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    You could also look at it as insurance against revolution. Keeping the disenfranchised rabble quiet so that there are not bloody riots on the doorsteps of the 1% 24/7, our obscenely boated prison system is explained by this motivation also. If you let the rabble get too hungry they get angry and difficult to control.
     
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    hey yeeeah
    Let's just elect a Republican and they'll take care of this problem for us immediately ....
     
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    ah............the "1%" hold the key to the happiness of useless, adolescent malcontents lives...............really, they do
     
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    The captains of industry and finance do have the power to do many things for good or ill (mostly ill lately) and apparently no responsibility for their actions. Whoever said that great power carries with it great responsibility was certainly not a republican.
     
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    When we went to war, pundits asked "What is the exit strategy?" That simple question got us there for expensive years, didn't it? The same follows for ENDING poverty and making it a helping hand out of poverty instead of a way of life.
     
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    When you pay someone to do something, they invariably get better at it, including being poor.

    The poor in America have gone one better. They have a place of material comfort and can still complain because they are "poor".
     
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    There must be some boogeyman to blame for OWS pathetic, miserable, worthless lives.................

    They is OWED !!!!!!
     
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    Hilarious when you think about it.

    LOL


    I mean, who are the 1%ers they are going to wield their pitchforks against, anyways?

    Lady Gaga?

    Bill Gates?

    LeBron?
     

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