Skip to comments.Rubio Demands States’ Right to Ignore the Poor (NYT Excessive Literary License Barf Alert)
Posted on 01/09/2014 3:46:57 PM PST by lbryce
For a senator who likes to hold himself out as the future of the Republican brand, Marco Rubio has come up with a remarkably retrograde contribution to the partys chorus of phony empathy for the poor: Let the states do it.
All anti-poverty funds should be combined into one flex fund, he said in a speech on Wednesday, and then given to the states to spend as they see fit. He actually believes that states will design and fund creative initiatives to address inequality.
Washington continues to rule over the world of anti-poverty policy-making, with beltway bureaucrats picking and choosing rigid nationwide programs and forcing Americas elected state legislatures to watch from the sidelines, he said. As someone who served nine years in the state house, two of them as Speaker, I know how frustrating this is.
(Excerpt) Read more at takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com ...
You can't change the rules of nature. Existence in whatever form is inherently unequal, diverse, counter to that of the very people you want to socially engineer as such.
I stopped reading right here.
Mister amnesty-for-illegal-aliens Rubio will never be the future of the GOP brand.
And it it ever did happen, there would be no (as in no) voters remaining in the party, so no GOP to have a brand.
To paraphrase a quote from some famous person (I can't remember who)..."Making the rich poorer does not make the poor richer".
I can't fault Rubio on this call...the individual States are certainly better able to serve their truly needy populations than the Federal Government is with their "one size fits all, here, have some benefits" for all the "inequalified"...
Sorry for shouting...read the article, it's a blog and a bunch of blather.
States certainly should have a right to “ignore the poor.” That way we can all vote with our feet. Mr. Firestone can move somewhere with generous handouts, and I can move somewhere where indolence and incompetence is not rewarded.
The NYT was such a phun read when Pinchy was pushing all his gay girlfriends for top jobs in writing and editing, and now Pinchdarling has gone and changed the story to sad, dull, and weepy-downer type stuff.
Bye, Times, you're circling the bowl faster and faster. Soon you'll only have MoDo and Krugman the Great Stone Head writing for you.
Well, putting aside that the author of the article is a blithering idiot, Rubio is still completely wrong.
The future of antipoverty isn’t to split federal money among the states. The future of antipoverty should be to eliminate all federal antipoverty, cut federal taxes a similar amount, and let the states do it.
Then you won’t have a federal bureaucracy gobbling up most of the money before returning what’s left to the states as a big favor.
That’s the point behind the concept of “Barf Alert”, and for which the term ‘Slimes’ has been such a useful moniker for the Grey B*t*h. To alert you not to be take what is written at face value, but to demonstrate the heinous, Un-American character, agenda that the perfidious Times’ left wing ideology espouses.
The only federal programs that should be block-granted to the states are Medicaid and Medicare.
The Feds have effed-it up so bad over the past fifty years, David Firestone can kiss my ass. More New York Times propaganda.
he actually believes that? Surely he jests, everyone knows state governments hate their own people and if it weren't for the feds the states would have fed the poor to pigs!
Rubio's plan for the poor is a masterpiece of political correctness imo. This is because his flex fund allows corrupt federal lawmakers to continue to make constitutionally indefensible promises of federal welfare to the poor, such voters likely not understanding that the feds have no constitutional authority to promise government support for poor voters.
Rubio's plan then allows the states decide for themselves how to spend state revenues on behalf of the poor, such revenues cleverly disguised as federal funding.
The reality is that Justice John Marshall had officially clarified that Congress cannot lay taxes in the name of state power issues, unique state government power to tax and spend on behalf of the poor protected by the 10th Amendment.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
Rubio supports Illegal Alien Amnesty...so he will have Hispanic poor covered