The Storm Over Poverty

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    The storm over poverty
    Paul Jacob
    September 18, 2005



    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/pauljacob/printpj20050918.shtml
     
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    Lower standards of living are also caused by inherent differences in intelligence. "Poor decision-making" is a start, but who makes poor decisions but those who are less intelligent?
     
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    Hmmm, Clinton has intelligence and income, yet he is still a dolt:

    http://large-regular.blogspot.com/2005/09/clinton-criticizes-bush-on-abcs-this.html

     
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    Income? Has he paid off his legal bills yet? Who bought "My Life," anyway? People trying to save on sleeping pills?
     
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    Creepy isn't it---seeing all 3 of em standing together by a podium is just wrong. Makes me wanna run for some foil. :tinfoil:
     
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    A bit more:

    http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2005/09/bill_clinton_lo.html


     
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    Or perhaps less educated?
     
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    Intelligence and wisdom are not synonymous.
     
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    The only people who can be helped out of poverty are the ones willing to also help themselves.

    A great example of the gov. actually helping the poor was during the Depression when the gov. had work programs. They didn't just give out money the people worked for it. They could still be proud of themselves since it wasn't a handout.

    There are people who will grip about being poor yet do nothing to help themselves out of the situation. They'll keep spending money on drugs, or designer clothes, instead of an education for themselves or their children. Many are perfectly happy to stand around with their hands out waiting for the gov. to "help" them. They've become dependent on that help.
     

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