Public Programs Keep Millions Out of Poverty

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    An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programs in the United States

    Off the Charts Blog | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Blog Archive | Public Programs Keep Millions Out of Poverty, New Study Shows
     
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    Oh they're IN POVERTY, they're just not suffering the consequences of it...yet.
     
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    The 'poverty level' is an arbitrary line which can be moved around at the convenience of the people who report the numbers.
     
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    WE already knew that. Half of us work our asses off and pay FEderal Income Tax to support the other half.
     
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    It is sad that so many here that consider themselves 'Christian' would prefer to see their fellow citizens starve than give them the minimal support that it takes to keep many of them above the poverty line. As for the 'get a job' yap-yap, we constantly see pictures of people lined up around the block for a couple of janitorial jobs paying minimum wages.

    The people that are out of work in this economy did not create the present economic crisis. That was done at the top, by people that are still doing very well, thank you, when they should be doing hard time.

    Yet people like Willow want to punish further those that are already hurting from this economy. And kiss the ass of the people that created the problems.

    And, before you say it Willow, this old millwright is headed for another six figure year, if I don't retire first. So, without a doubt, I work harder than you do for what I get. And probably pay more taxes.

    Given the state of the economy, I think that the taxes under Clinton should be re-instated, ASAP. And that would cost me more. But I would rather see that, and a good economy, than what we have today.
     
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    The most effective program, either public or private, to take a righteous bite out of poverty?




    Education.
     
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    Actually, as Christians, we like to help them to stand on their own two feet. There is no self respect without the ability to stand on your own feet. It you condescending lefties who want to keep poor people in poverty so they keep voting for your fucking corrupt politicians.

    Decent, honest people would be ashamed to treat the poor the way the left do. They mean nothing to you... they are pawns on your chessboard of power games. I find that unAmerican and sickening.
     
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    Yeah, we heard all the slogans a hundred times. You forget the other side of the coin though. Public programs are a drain on the economy. When you confiscate money from one segment of society and give it back to another segment or the same segment of society it is a zero sum gain. When you factor in bureaucrats who can't tie their own shoes without an instruction manual who are running the programs you have a problem. I find it incredible that the zombies who follow the neo-socialist around have been convinced that corporations are the enemy of society and the Chamber of Commerce is a sinister tool of the capitalist dogs.
     
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    The National Bureau of Economic Research (the people who conducted this study) have an interesting policy concerning their research and who can get it for free.
    The National Bureau of Economic Research
     
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    By "Americans" I wonder if illegal immigrants were counted?

    I wonder what the poverty line in Mexico was during 2004?
     

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