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Thatís rich: Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record
Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2014 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 01/08/2014 8:53:32 AM PST by george76

Obama doesn’t plan to commemorate the anniversary Wednesday of Johnson’s speech in 1964, which gave rise to Medicaid, Head Start and a broad range of other federal anti-poverty programs. The president’s only public event Tuesday was a plea for Congress to approve extended benefits for the long-term unemployed, another reminder of the persistent economic troubles during Mr. Obama’s five years in office.

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Although the president often rails against income inequality in America, his policies have had little impact overall on poverty. A record 47 million Americans receive food stamps, about 13 million more than when he took office.

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Obama’s anti-poverty efforts “are basically to give more people more free stuff,

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too many government anti-poverty programs still discourage marriage, factoring into statistics that show more than four in 10 children are born to unmarried parents.

“When the war on poverty started, about 6 percent of children were born outside of marriage,” he said. “Today that’s 42 percent — catastrophe.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: poverty

1 posted on 01/08/2014 8:53:32 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

People who are given free stuff never learn the value of that stuff. Therefore, they never learn to appreciate when they have earned it.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 8:55:40 AM PST by MortMan ("Marriage" as a legal concept is the state piggy backing on the Church.)
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To: george76

When you look at things we could have done with all that money that would have contributed to economic growth and overall prosperity..it is a crying shame.
The welfare has not just destroyed to black family..it has done nearly the same for whites and hispanics.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 8:56:22 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: george76

Rat hole deepens expected.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 9:03:00 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: george76

Pfl


5 posted on 01/08/2014 9:05:21 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: george76

Nothing that MADE IN AMERICA won’t reverse.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 9:08:42 AM PST by ex-snook
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To: george76

Impeachment File for “B. Hussein Obama,” aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 9:12:27 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: MortMan

It’s called ‘Earned Success’.
When you’re constantly told that nothing you can do is good enough, the idea of owning your own success becomes unattainable. Somehow, not being extremely rich is viewed as failure.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 9:16:58 AM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: george76

LBJ — “I’ll have those n******s voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

-— nuff said!


9 posted on 01/08/2014 9:17:17 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore
Waist deep in the Big Muddy...
10 posted on 01/08/2014 9:21:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: ThomasMore

“LBJ — “I’ll have those n******s voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

There should be billboards put up in all minority neighborhoods with LBJs picture and quote!


11 posted on 01/08/2014 9:22:22 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: george76

Bump


12 posted on 01/08/2014 9:28:14 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: jimmyo57

“There should be billboards put up in all minority neighborhoods with LBJs picture and quote!”

An interesting idea. What, I wonder, would happen?


13 posted on 01/08/2014 9:31:23 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: MortMan
People who are given free stuff never learn the value of that stuff. Therefore, they never learn to appreciate when they have earned it.

That is especially true with their free K-12 education.  The people who could benefit from it the most are the people who respect it's purpose and potential the least.

 

14 posted on 01/08/2014 9:32:19 AM PST by MNnice
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To: jimmyo57

“LBJ — “I’ll have those n******s voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

They’ve been lounging on the Democrat plantation for 50 years now, so LBJ’s been right. The only thing that may get in the way in the next 75 years is the U.S. running out of Chinese money to continue this bribery to the welfare class.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 9:35:05 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: george76

If the same definition of poverty used in 1964 were in use now, we would have virtually none. When you define poverty as having less of anything than someone else or as being in an income group below a certain percentage of the average national income, you will always have poverty. By definition, the more prosperous the country as a whole becomes, the more likely you are to have people you can define as living in poverty. In most of the world, having a lifestyle equal to our poverty class would be considered quite a success story.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 10:01:50 AM PST by etcb
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To: ex-snook

I’d have to agree!

Mark Levin quoted a piece about a very common object in our homes, a pencil. It spoke of the numerous jobs involved in developing, designing, and manufacturing of it. An effective message, but one that is lost on an administration that seems convinced that socialism and racial disharmony is somehow a viable solution.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 10:16:12 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: george76

Of course the President loves poor people...just look at how many he has created since taking office.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 11:11:32 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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