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1 posted on 01/14/2013 8:30:23 AM PST by nyds
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As long as there are lazy shiftless people there will be poverty...


2 posted on 01/14/2013 8:33:51 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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I would argue we have already eradicated poverty. America’s poor are the fattest people on the planet. Basic childhood diseases such as polio, smallpox, etc... have been eradicated. Everyone in this country can have basic food and shelter easily even if they don’t lift a finger to help themselves.

In fact, our prosperity has resulted in a whole new set of problems - spiritual and moral poverty


3 posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:14 AM PST by PGR88
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Dick McDonald: Space Cadet!


4 posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:35 AM PST by Ken522
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Just send everyone a million bucks. All our problems would be solved. It works just this way for lottery winners, doesn’t it?


5 posted on 01/14/2013 8:37:09 AM PST by txrefugee
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That was quite an interesting way of framing Social Security privatization. It’s true as well, but people almost never approach it from that direction.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 8:37:27 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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No more welfare, food stamps, housing, medical care, etc!!!

Everyone make their own way in this world or quit taking up space on this planet!!!!


7 posted on 01/14/2013 8:37:38 AM PST by dalereed
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>> Rather than wasting time compromising the political ideologies of progressives and conservatives...

By using the word “progressive”, which is a euphemism for “turd” favored by the left, the author outs himself as one of them.

>> Americans could use that time to employ modern economic and scientific advancements to eradicate poverty...

It would be more beneficial over the long haul to employ modern weapons advancements to eradicate progressives.


8 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:01 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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We had a wonderful program in place for eradicating poverty.

America's poor were materially better off than the poor anywhere in the world and materially better off than our middle class of 50 years ago. It was called the free enterprise system.

Then we started subsidizing and importing poverty with no thought as to how to pay for it . . . and we got more of it. Go figure.

9 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:13 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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I thought LBJ did that already in the 1960’s. See how well it worked out?


10 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:13 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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So the basic idea is to invest each person's 15.3% combined Social Security and Medicare tax into individual accounts. What happens to those who are currently on SS and Medicare? This year's payments aren't saved by the government (no matter what financial book cooking is happening to make it look like there is a lockbox with the cash). That means the government would have to grab another 15.3% tax to pay for current spending. Also, those who make little or nothing would have little to nothing saved through this program and thus still be poor.
11 posted on 01/14/2013 8:39:46 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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Just start handing out trillion dollar coins. Problem solved.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 8:42:13 AM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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Quit paying people not to work.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 8:42:27 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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Given the choice of becoming a millionaire without investing a dime out of your present paycheck or staying on welfare and dependency programs most will opt for the former.

LOLOLOL!

If most people opted for making a paycheck, they wouldn't BE 'staying on welfare and dependency programs'!

Sometimes the backassward logic of these progressive critters is SUCH a hoot!

14 posted on 01/14/2013 8:44:02 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of secession)
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So this is not an Onion spoof?

Universal Savings Account (USA) for everybody! You are forced to ‘save’ for your own good.

Now it is time for Obama$Care to take care of the ‘poor’. Just think of the children!

The author might as well start the United Federation of Planets.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 8:44:08 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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“There will always be poor” - Jesus Christ.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 8:44:24 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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Pres. Obama, the great savior, can just make poverty illegal by executive order and that would solve everything.

The age old problem solved.

After all, it works with the budget, right?


18 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:02 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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The median household income in the US is less than $52,000 per year yet if you divide the total public aid spending by the number of recipients the per person amount is about $60,000 per year.

Putting aside how many people are in a “household” in this demographic group, just how much more should we be spending before the job of eliminating poverty is completed and we can move on to other important social issues?


19 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:55 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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All kidding aside.

I have grown to be extra weary whenever I hear people starting their idea with phrases like ‘Today the people of the United States of America have an opportunity to make the world a better place.’

Especially if the proposed ‘remedy’ is not based on individuals’ own decision.


23 posted on 01/14/2013 8:55:40 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Reagan put us on this path, but it didn’t involve Big Government, so the politicians, bureaucrats, media, and other useful idiots put an end to it.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 8:55:57 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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A vibrant growing economy is the best cure for poverty.
Good economy means businesses will be hiring.
Of course there will always be relative poverty, as 50% will always be below the median income, no matter what you do.
Let people work, let people keep the money they earn, let people enjoy the rewards of their work and those who are still poor will be the people who would be poor in any environment.

25 posted on 01/14/2013 9:01:00 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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