Skip to comments.Obama vows ‘action’ on poverty, unveils plans for ‘promise zones’
Posted on 01/10/2014 12:05:42 PM PST by Red Steel
Summoning his inner community organizer, President Obama said Thursday he intends to mobilize the country this year around a national mission of giving poor Americans a shot at economic success.
This is going to be a year of action, Mr. Obama said at the White House. This is not just a job for government. This is a job for everybody.
The president announced the selection of five new promise zones distressed communities that will qualify for tax breaks and expedited grants to combat poverty. The administration chose Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Antonio, an eight-county region in southeastern Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma for the additional help.
But the administrations promise to cut through red tape for the communities is off to an uncertain start. Mr. Obama announced the initiative at his State of the Union address one year ago; it has taken an entire year for the government to receive applications from cities and to select the first five of what Mr. Obama said will be 20 promise zones.
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Strange, he already gets Dem votes out those places.
Sorry, zero, but I am working too hard at my real job and paying taxes so that you can give them away to these “poor” people. I don't have time to take on more work in helping you give away my hard-earned money.
Does anyone still believe his promises?
Its payback for campaign cash.
The SE Kentucky is probably to drive turnout for Grimes.
Give a poor person $1 million dollars and they will be poor again in no time. It’s not about the $, it’s about the habits of the recipients.
A bunch of people have just won the lottery. Funny, I lost and didn’t even buy a ticket.
Obama is the expert on poverty.
He has created a great deal of it, and plans to exceed his own achievements!
Using Marx’s ideas to help the middle class is like using Hitler’s ideas to help the Jews.
Marx HATED the middle class. He wanted their blood flowing in the streets.
But middle classers keep voting for it....
sounds like something stated in a cheap poorly written sci-fi story
“distressed communities that will qualify for tax breaks”
If lower taxes is the solution to the problem, why not lower taxes for everyone?
I promise to steal money from others and give it to you. You promise to vote for my kind. Promise zones.
“Action on poverty.”
Definition of “action”: A few tele-prompted remarks here and there.
Promise zones, enterprise zones, square deal, new deal, fair deal, new frontier, great society, new covenant. The latest catchy slogan thought up in some board room.
Twenty Trillion plus hasn’t reduced poverty at all.
So what do we do, well we continue down that same path.
Remember "green shoots"?