- Jul 19, 2014
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No, the problem is that we tend to see poverty as a moral failing, rather than an economic one.The government is incompetent, and never does anything well or even adequately.......they have no investment in doing things well....no matter how badly they do things, the bureaucrats always have their jobs, the tax money keeps coming in and no one holds them accountable for their screw ups........that is the the problem with those who support bigger and bigger government...they can't see that simple truth.
You're poor? Well, it must because you have bad morals.... not because you are the victim of 400 years of racism or that we have criminal levels of wealth inequality.
We spend billions on expensive military toys that don't work, and a pittance on keeping our poor from starving... just enough to keep them from rioting and ... OH shit, they're rioting!!!
What, are you actually saying the government is taking money from you at Gunpoint, and despite your personal arsenal, you let them do it? What about those Second Amendment Solutions you keep talking about?Welfare has no dignity the government takes money at gun point, and gives it to people who did not earn it, and losing much of the money to waste, fraud and abuse with a tiny amount actually making it to those who need it........C
Actually, charities are even more inefficient than the government.Charity is people, on their own, helping other people, giving freely of their own time and money, without the threat of violence to take the money from some, to give it to others, and it actually is far more efficient and less wasteful of resources since the people who give the money are doing it freely, and target the money to those who actually need it....... you don't understand that which is why you think the way you do.....
They say they are helping dying children and others in need, but thousands of charities actually spend billions helping marketing executives get rich.www.cnn.com
-- The 50 worst charities in America devote less than 4% of donations raised to direct cash aid. Some charities gave even less. Over a decade, one diabetes charity raised nearly $14 million and gave about $10,000 to patients. Six spent no cash at all on their cause.
-- Even as they plead for financial support, operators at many of the 50 worst charities have lied to donors about where their money goes, taken multiple salaries, secretly paid themselves consulting fees or arranged fund-raising contracts with friends. One cancer charity paid a company owned by the president's son nearly $18 million over eight years to solicit funds. A medical charity paid its biggest research grant to its president's own for-profit company.
And the big thing about those charities? If you don't give them your money, they can't go to your home with guns and take it...........
If a charity is crooked, it can be exposed and dealt with......the government wastes, abuses, steals, and loses money, and they simply raise the amount you have to give...and if you refuse, they arrest you...
See the difference?