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  • How The Liberal Welfare State Destroyed Black America

    05/05/2016 3:35:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 58 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 5, 2016 | John Perazzo
    How The Liberal Welfare State Destroyed Black America What Democrat voters and political leaders refuse to believe. May 5, 2016 John Perazzo    When President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 launched the so-called War on Poverty, which enacted an unprecedented amount of antipoverty legislation and added many new layers to the American welfare state, he explained that his objective was to reduce dependency, “break the cycle of poverty,” and make “taxpayers out of tax eaters.” Johnson further claimed that his programs would bring to an end the “conditions that breed despair and violence,” those being “ignorance, discrimination, slums, poverty, disease, not enough...
  • Panhandlers allegedly assault women labeling them frauds

    03/08/2016 5:20:36 PM PST · by LostInBayport · 5 replies
    The Times Record ^ | March 8, 2016 | Darcie Moore
    A man and woman who were apparently panhandling at the Topsham Fair Mall entrance were charged with assault on Saturday, after they allegedly became physical with a mother and daughter attempting to warn motorists of alleged fraud. Meanwhile, a video posted online of the confrontation has been viewed thousands of times. Topsham police were called to the mall at approximately 4:50 p.m. Saturday after the incident occurred, according to Police Chief Christopher Lewis. After speaking with witnesses and those involved, police issued summonses to Carl Brown, 79, with a last known address of Bath, and Mary Rousselle, 41, of Brunswick...
  • Bernie Sanders believes white people don't understand what it's like to be poor

    03/07/2016 4:07:56 AM PST · by Marcus · 69 replies
    Blasting News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    The best that can be said about Sunday night’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is that it was more decorous than the Republican one the previous Thursday. Nothing about anatomy came up. However, things said during the debate were actually more frightening. An example occurred when Bernie Sanders, the venerable socialist from Vermont, said, "When you are white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto, you don’t know what it’s like to be poor.”
  • Seven Bad Habits of Highly Progressive People

    01/16/2016 5:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    It's been 50 years since the War on Poverty was launched and after all that time and trillions of dollars spent about one of every seven people in the country is still living below the poverty line. Everyone on the right and the left seems to agree: in the war on poverty, poverty is clearly winning. So what should be done? You may have noticed that Paul Ryan and the Republican presidential candidates were guests of the Jack Kemp Center in North Carolina the other day, trotting out their ideas on how to combat poverty. But what about the Democrats?...
  • Scholars Shine New Light on Old Truths for Fighting Poverty

    12/09/2015 11:39:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Star Parker
    Two of the oldest and most venerated public policy institutes in Washington, D.C., the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, have produced a new joint report dealing with the issue of fighting poverty in America. The report, "Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream," is noteworthy for a number of reasons. One is that it reflects a consensus view between long established Washington institutions representing opposite sides of the political spectrum, with AEI being right of center and the Brooking Institution left of center. But also noteworthy is the nature of...
  • In 'Bastards Of The Reagan Era' A Poet Says His Generation Was 'Just Lost'(NPR)

    12/08/2015 2:02:38 PM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/8/15 | Reginald Dwayne Betts & NPR
    In 1996, Reginald Dwayne Betts — a 16-year-old honor student with braces — used a pistol to carjack a man who had been sleeping in his vehicle. Shortly thereafter, he was caught, sentenced as an adult and sent to an adult prison, where he served more than eight years, including one year in solitary at a supermax facility. "I was 5 feet, 5 inches and 120 pounds. I went to prison with grown men, and I went into what people readily acknowledge as a treacherous and a wild place," Betts tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "My judge, when he sentenced...
  • L.A. lawmakers to declare 'state of emergency,' commit more than $100 million to fight homelessness

    09/22/2015 10:21:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 | Matt Hamilton
    Members of the Los Angeles City Council are expected Tuesday to declare a “state of emergency” on homelessness and commit $100 million toward housing and other services for homeless people.. The announcement coincides with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposal, issued late Monday, that the city devote nearly $13 million toward short-term housing initiatives paid for with projected excess funds. If approved, the pair of initiatives could significantly increase the resources dedicated to tackling homelessness in a city where the majority of the 26,000 homeless people live on the streets.
  • Sowell: The Fact-Free Left

    07/21/2015 4:19:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 21, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the fact that these military people had been ordered to be unarmed — and therefore sitting ducks. Millions of American civilians have also been forbidden to have guns, and are also sitting ducks — for criminals, terrorists or psychos. You might think that, before having laws or policies forcing fellow human beings to be defenseless targets, those who support such laws and policies would have some factual basis for believing that these gun restrictions save more lives, on net...
  • 1965: The Dawn of Our Current Age

    06/05/2015 2:20:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 5, 2015 | STEPHEN M. KRASON
    Different writers here and there have talked about 1965, fifty years ago, as a year of transition. It was a year in America when trends came into focus, culture was altered, and life changed—politically, socially, culturally, morally, and in the Catholic Church. Perhaps historian James T. Patterson provided the most detailed elaboration on these developments and their implication for the country in his bluntly titled book from a song of the time, The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America.First, the national policies put in place that year as LBJ launched his Great Society made the federal welfare/entitlement state...
  • When Liberals Blew It (Holy Cow...Is the NYSlimes shifting rightward?)

    03/12/2015 5:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Nicholas Kristof
    Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable. “The fundamental problem,” Moynihan wrote, is family breakdown. In a follow-up, he explained: “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows large numbers of young men to grow up in broken families...
  • Scott Walker and the Hammock Theory of Poverty

    02/03/2015 12:15:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2015 | Greg Sargent - Plum Line
    "The Des Moines Register reports on a conference call that Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who is all but certain to run for president, held with Republican activists in Iowa. The call contains some preliminary hints as to how the debate over what the GOP economic agenda should look like might unfold during the GOP primaries — which, in turn, could have ramifications for the 2016 general elections.... ....If Walker agrees with the harsher Ryan formulation — one that holds overtones of Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” sneer — it suggests a direction that the arguments in the GOP primary might...
  • More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.´s skid row

    01/25/2015 4:26:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | 1/25/15 | Gale Holland
    Evicted four months ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his 18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed. Morales, 49, keeps a framed bible verse and a stuffed monkey in his tent. Water hauled by bike from a park heats up on the camp stove. Next door, their friend Johnny Salazar fixes bikes and shattered computer screens on the cheap for people who live in the neighborhood. A brother and sister Morales has known for years live up the river, and three couples stay down by the bridge. "Everybody here is...
  • The logic of the war on poverty put in a way that has escaped the average Democrat for decades…

    11/24/2014 10:26:39 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Never seen it put this way before, but it works really well...
  • Welfare Abuse in America

    11/19/2014 5:50:41 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/1/2013 | MisterYouOkay
    Welfare Abuse in America 30 year old Kiara of Baltimore been on welfare for 12 Years. She is one of the welfare recipients who feel entitled for services on are tax payers dollar
  • Poverty

    10/11/2014 8:18:14 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 9 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | John Stossel
    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared “War on Poverty.” It sounded great to me. I was taught at Princeton, “We’re a rich country. All we have to do is tax the rich, and then use that money to create programs that will lift the poor out of poverty.” Government created job-training programs for the strong and expanded social security for the weak.... Johnson’s War brought further progress, but progress then stopped. It stopped because government is not good at making a distinction between needy and lazy. It taught moms not to marry the father of their kids because that...
  • BOOK: USA SPENDING 30 TIMES MORE PER CAPITA THAN CHINA ON SOCIAL PROGRAMS

    09/22/2014 11:21:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2014 | By Robert Wilde
    Financial expert and author, Joe Hoft, told Breitbart News Executive Chairman, Stephen K. Bannon, that America’s exorbitant spending on social programs is a disaster waiting to happen, on par with or greater than the bank meltdown in 2008. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot to discuss his book , Falling Eagle Rising Tiger, Hoft explained that when the Great Depression paralyzed America in the 1930’s, President Franklin Roosevelt did not let the crisis go to waste and pushed for social change with his New Deal. Joe, the identical twin brother of the controversial purveyor of Gateway Pundit,...
  • Top Arizona Republican Official Resigns After Forced Sterilization Remarks [War On Women!]

    09/16/2014 8:11:36 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 33 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 16 September 2014 | David Schwartz
    A top Arizona Republican Party official and former lawmaker who championed a strict immigration law that sparked a national debate in 2010 has resigned after saying women on Medicaid should be required to use birth control or be sterilized.
  • The War on Poverty After 50 Years (has cost tax payers to date $22 Trillion)

    09/16/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 46 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 15 ,2014 | Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
    This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”[1] Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in...
  • The Real Villain of Ferguson

    08/19/2014 11:35:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/19/14 | Roger L. Simon
    It’s hard to have sympathy for anyone in the Ferguson affair — the cops, the demonstrators, the pontificating politicians, the exploitative media or we its pathetically loyal audience that keeps tuning in. The whole event plays out like the umpteenth rerun of the famous quote from Marx about history repeating itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. By that accounting we should all be at Aristophanes, Moliere or Groucho (pick your favorite farceur) times ten by now. Unfortunately, however, it’s farce with virtually no comedy, no humor. The Ferguson affair is a grim business indeed, particularly...
  • Former NFL Pro Explains Why He’s a Republican: Democrats Are Destroying Black Communities

    08/08/2014 5:10:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 8-8-14 | Michael Hausam
    Garry Cobb played football for USC and then for 11 years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is now running for New Jersey’s 1st District seat as a Republican, and his explanation of why he is no longer a Democrat is very compelling. Explaining that he kind of discovered that he was Republican due to his upbringing, he said that the massively negative effects of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty had the most impact: This was an incentive for the man to leave the home and it’s destroyed African-American families throughout the country. I didn’t realize it but as I started...
  • The Vindication of Barry Goldwater

    07/24/2014 11:05:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 7/24/14 | Jeffrey Lord
    July, 1964. Fifty years ago this month. The Republican Party nominates Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater for president. The resulting uproar was somewhere north of hysteria. And that was just from the GOP establishment of the day. Followed famously by a November landslide Goldwater “defeat” in which the Arizonan carried a mere five states in his race against Democratic President Lyndon Johnson. Goldwater was the first conservative Republican to win nomination since the 1924 selection of Calvin Coolidge (the vice president who had succeeded Warren Harding after his death). From 1928 all the way through 1960, every GOP nominee from Hoover...
  • The War on Poverty—$21 Trillion Later

    04/02/2014 8:42:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    canada free press ^ | 4/2/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Fifty years and trillions of dollars after the “War on Poverty” was launched, poor Americans aren’t much better off, according to a study published by Republican reformers in Congress. The War on Poverty has barely made a dent in actual poverty, states the 205-page report unveiled last month by the House Budget Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).
  • Why We Lost The War On Poverty

    02/08/2014 7:36:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Take a look at the graph below. From the end of World War II until 1964 the poverty rate in this country was cut in half. Further, 94% of the change in the poverty rate over this period can be explained by changes in per capita income alone. Economic growth is clearly the most effective antipoverty weapon ever devised by man. The dotted line shows what would have happened had this trend continued. Economic growth would have reduced the number in poverty to a mere 1.4% of the population today ? a number so low that private charity could probably...
  • Sowell: Fact-Free Liberals: Part III

    01/21/2014 9:51:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Since this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty," we can expect many comments and commemorations of this landmark legislation in the development of the American welfare state. The actual signing of the "war on poverty" legislation took place in August 1964, so the 50th anniversary is some months away. But there have already been statements in the media and in politics proclaiming that this vast and costly array of anti-poverty programs "worked." Of course everything "works" by sufficiently low standards, and everything "fails" by sufficiently high standards. The real question is: What did the "war...
  • Cruz: All of America Needs to be a Real "Promise Zone"

    01/09/2014 1:02:34 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    cruz.senate.gov ^ | January 9, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the follow statement regarding President Obama's "Promise Zones" announcement: "It's altogether fitting that President Obama is today talking about income inequality because income inequality has increased dramatically as a direct result of his economic policies. Out-of-control government spending, debt, taxes, and regulations have killed millions of jobs. Unfortunately, rather than stop Washington's job-killing policies, President Obama proposes yet more government spending and debt. People need jobs. All of America needs to be a real 'Promise Zone'--with reduced barriers to small businesses creating private-sector jobs--and we should start by repealing every word...
  • President's Concerns Over Income Inequality Should Start

    01/09/2014 12:32:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Within a matter of days, it has become cliche to make note of President Obama's new commitment to ending "income inequality" in America after returning from a vacation in Hawaii that costs taxpayers millions of dollars. And as my longtime friend Newt Gingrich has most articulately argued this week, the "war on poverty" has been an abject failure from the day Lyndon Johnson first uttered the declaration. I recommend reading Gingrich's comments to receive an education on its long and costly failed effort. In an effort to propose constructive policy, may I suggest that, rather than play at the margins...
  • Obama targets poverty in San Antonio, Philadelphia and other U.S. 'zones'

    01/09/2014 8:49:47 AM PST · by Excellence · 19 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | January 9, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama is set to speak on Thursday about how he will target job creation, housing, law enforcement and education in the poorest U.S. communities, part of his pledge to narrow the gap between rich and poor in America. Obama signaled last month that he plans a new focus this year on income inequality, which he called "the defining challenge of our time", pushing to raise the minimum wage and find new ways to help poor children break out of the cycle of poverty. As part of this effort, Obama will create "promise zones" in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los...
  • 50 Years Hence: Reviewing LBJ’s "War on Poverty"

    01/09/2014 6:25:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-9-2014 | MOTUS
    When Lyndon Baines Johnson announced his War on Poverty in 1964, I wonder if he expected we’d still be waging it 50 years later? We’ve now spent over $20 trillion on the War on Poverty, and what have we got to show for it? A welfare system that has been institutionalized into one of the country’s main industries, the creation of a new, permanent, underclass of non-contributing members of society, and the destruction of the black family: in short, a system that does more to perpetuate the existence of poverty than eliminate it. You could call it collateral damage. By...
  • Progress in the War on Poverty

    01/08/2014 10:31:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    In contrast, children are voiceless, so they are the age group most likely to be poor today. That’s a practical and moral failure. I don’t want anybody to be poor, but, if I have to choose, I’d say it’s more of a priority to help kids than seniors.
  • Democrats Celebrate 50 Years of Defeat in the War on Poverty

    01/08/2014 1:42:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Today it's the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. Did you know that? So today we're celebrating 50 years of defeat in the War on Poverty. But it's a valiant effort that we continue to make, 50 years of defeat in the War on Poverty. Robert Rector has rerun the numbers. The amount of money that we have spent in income redistribution is stunning. I have that number. I have to make my own number here. Take a break. We'll be back and continue in mere moments. Don't go away. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Robert Rector, Heritage...
  • ONE OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY — AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT

    01/07/2014 3:02:50 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 7, 2014 | JOSHUA MERCER
    As a child of the 80s, I remember We Are the World. Yeah, the song is terrible, but it was nice to see rock stars care about charity. Back then poverty in Africa was in the news all the time. But things have been changing in Africa and in other “third-world” countries. More countries are opening up their markets. China, Russia, India, and Botswana are all much freer economies than they were in 1970. But even I was shocked when I saw this graph: Mark Perry, an economics professor at UM-Flint said it best: Well, the chart above could perhaps qualify...
  • We need a war on poverty, not teachers

    11/08/2013 2:36:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | November 7, 2013 | David Sirota
    The right loves to demonize unions, but economic factors are much more important to success in the classroom Google the phrase “education crisis” and you’ll be hit with a glut of articles, blog posts and think tank reports claiming the entire American school system is facing an emergency. Much of this agitprop additionally asserts that teachers unions are the primary cause of the alleged problem. Not surprisingly, the fabulists pushing these narratives are often backed by anti-public school conservatives and anti-union plutocrats. But a little-noticed study released last week provides yet more confirmation that neither the “education crisis” meme nor...
  • Chris Hayes' 'Easy' Solution To Poverty: Give People Money!

    05/12/2013 11:13:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Hayes is a leading light in MSNBC's brain trust. The network casts him as a serious intellectual bringing serious solutions to America's problems. Which makes his simplistic and manifestly mistaken proposal that much more maddening. Making a peek-a-boo video-clip appearance on today's Melissa Harris-Perry's show, which focused on finding solutions to poverty in America, Hayes was seen holding up a hand-written sign with his solution, reading "Giving people money: It's actually that easy." View the video here.
  • A lesson in economics. Learning from Obituaries....

    03/10/2013 4:45:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies
    patriotaction.net ^ | November 4, 2012 | unknown and via email
    A lesson in economics. Learning from Obituaries.... It seems that every couple of days New Orleans loses one of its treasured ENTREPRENEURS . Lets get the players straight before we go on with this. interpretation of data not verified but... LARMONDO "FLAIR" ALLEN His Companion (NOT married with children: Kawanner Armstrong His Sons : Christian Allen Kwan Allen Larmondo Allen, Jr. His Daughters: Deidra Allen Larmenshell Allen Lamonshea Allen Larmomdriel Allen Larmerja Allen Korevell Allen AT AGE 25 - He had 9 Children. (Could Kawanner Armstrong Possibly Be The Mother Of All Of His Kids?) His Father: Burnell Thompson His...
  • Mayor Booker: 'Legal Gun Buyers Aren't Causing Murders in Newark and Chicago and Other Places'

    02/03/2013 2:35:27 PM PST · by opentalk · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a statement on HBO's Real Time Friday that should please gun rights advocates across the fruited plain. Despite being for stronger gun laws, Booker said, "Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places" … CORY BOOKER, NEWARK MAYOR (D-N.J.): To me, the data should drive our decision making. So I know, I’m not afraid of people having guns who are law abiding citizens. In the analysis of gun murders and shootings in my city, I could only find one in the entire time I’ve been mayor...The guns that are...
  • Why Did AP Do a 1,500-Word Expected Poverty Rate Writeup Months Before Census Bureau's Report?

    07/22/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    In September 2010, the Associated Press prepared an advance report on the expected surge in the Census Bureau's official poverty rate, which rose from 13.2% to a 15-year high of 14.3%. Their stated preoccupation was not with the associated pain, but with "the unfortunate timing for Obama and his party just seven weeks before important elections when Congress is at stake." Well, this year's official poverty rate will very likely be the highest seen since the mid-1960s, and there's a presidential election coming up. What's the AP, aka the Administration's Press, to do? It looks like the strategy is to get...
  • Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected

    06/25/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    CNS ^ | June 25, 2012 | Matt Cover
    “The vast majority of current programs are focused on making poverty more comfortable … rather than giving people the tools that will help them escape poverty.” (CNSNews.com) – The federal government is not making much headway reducing poverty despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study by the libertarian Cato Institute. Despite an unprecedented increase in federal anti-poverty spending, the national poverty rate has not declined, the study finds. “[S]ince President Obama took office [in January 2009], federal welfare spending has increased by 41 percent, more than $193 billion per year,” the study says. Federal welfare spending...
  • Formerly Great Cities All Over America Are Turning Into Open, Festering Sores

    01/01/2012 9:45:00 PM PST · by blam · 177 replies
    Formerly Great Cities All Over America Are Turning Into Open, Festering SoresJanuary 1, 2012 Once upon a time, the people of the United States constructed beautiful, shiny cities from coast to coast that were the envy of the entire globe. We had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen and life was quite good in America. But now all of our prosperity is coming crashing down and many of our formerly great cities are turning into open, festering sores. Unfortunately, we are drowning in so much debt that we can barely even slow down...
  • Public School's Version of a "Call To Freedom"

    10/29/2009 6:27:56 AM PDT · by albie · 10 replies · 363+ views
    albie
    I was just reading one of my daughters "history" books called, "Call to Freedom". (credit is given to "CNNfyi.com" so I knew this was going to spell trouble.) In a chapter called "The Great Society", the book brags about LBJ's accomplishments in poverty. Here's a quote..."Partly because of Johnson's Great Society, poverty in the US decreased. Overall unemployment levels stayed low and the percentage of Americans living below the poverty level dropped to about 12% by 1969. Americans' income levels rose more during the 1960's than they had during the prosperous years of the 1950's". There are chapters devoted to...
  • Understanding the Alinsky Method of “Community Organizing”

    11/13/2008 3:25:59 AM PST · by antonia · 18 replies · 6,669+ views
    www.timesexaminer.com ^ | Sep 24, 2008 | Bob Dill
    Poe: "They are leftists, dedicated to overthrowing our Constitutional system," and "they will go to any length to conceal their radicalism from the public." Understanding the Alinsky Method of "Community Organizing" Written by Bob Dill Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM Meet the Real Obama and Cult of Alinsky " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV) It is becoming readily apparent that the "change" being proposed vaguely by Sen. Barack Obama is...
  • We Don’t Need Another War on Poverty

    10/27/2008 1:26:52 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 10 replies · 365+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2008 | Steven Malanga
    As the urbanism of the nineties showed, cities can forge their own futures. Do our cities need another War on Poverty? Barack Obama thinks so. Speaking before the U.S. Conference of Mayors this June, the Democratic standard-bearer promised to boost spending on public schools, urban infrastructure, affordable housing, crime prevention, job training, and community organizing. The mayors, joined by many newspaper editorial pages, have echoed Obama in calling for vast new federal spending on cities. All of this has helped rejuvenate the old argument that America’s urban areas are victims of Washington’s neglect and that it’s up to the rest...
  • Will McCain Oppose $845 Billion Earmark? (cloakroom deal alert)

    02/22/2008 1:51:56 PM PST · by Delacon · 14 replies · 192+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 21, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Some of the politicians on Capitol Hill regularly and sometimes secretly attach costly "earmarks" to bills to benefit special interests. Since Senator John McCain says he wants to eliminate those earmarks, he should start with the Barack Obama bill, the Global Poverty Act (S. 2344), which itself is a vastly expanded form of earmark. It commits the U.S. to spending $845 billion to eradicate poverty in the rest of the world. McCain could vote on the bill fairly soon because it could come up for a full Senate vote at any time. Where does he stand on it? Like earmarks,...
  • Feds Raid CAA (New Haven Community Action)

    12/13/2007 2:28:33 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 8 replies · 272+ views
    The New Haven Independent ^ | 12-13-2007 | Paul Bass
    Community Action Agency closed its doors at 2:45 p.m. Thursday as federal agents executed a search warrant. As he taped an “agency closed” sign written on yellow legal paper to the front door on Whalley Avenue, the embattled antipoverty agency’s finance director, Bob Podeswa, said the agents had been going through “records.” Asked which records, Podeswa responded, “You can come back tomorrow. We’ll answer all your questions.” “They’re just checking some records,” he said. The agency has seen a series of scandals and upheavals the past few years as directors and officials have left amid charges of theft or general...
  • Edwards to announce poverty tour

    07/08/2007 4:01:22 PM PDT · by Roberts · 92 replies · 1,772+ views
    The Politico ^ | 7/8/07 | Ben Smith
    Can JRE pull off a JFK, or an RFK? John Edwards plans to announce Monday that he’ll take a break from fund-raising and campaigning in early-voting states next week for a three-day, eight-state, 12-city “Road to One America” tour aimed at calling attention to poverty in the deep South, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and the Rust Belt. The campaign points out that none of the states he’ll visit has an early 2008 primary, and says Edwards won’t be doing rallies. Instead, TV viewers will see Edwards in coal country, Edwards in a factory, Edwards on a farm, Edwards in a...
  • Disabled man is beaten, robbed

    03/21/2007 11:17:16 AM PDT · by Magic Sam · 3 replies · 413+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2007 | David Abel
    A disabled New Bedford man was beaten on the head with a metal pipe and was robbed of hundreds of dollars by attackers who pulled off his prosthetic leg so he couldn't flee, police said. Article Tools Printer friendly E-mail to a friend Local RSS feed Available RSS feeds Most e-mailed Reprints & Licensing Share on Digg Share on Facebook Save this article powered by Del.icio.us More: Globe City/Region stories | Latest local news | Globe front page | Boston.com Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts Authorities found the 40-year-old man, whom Fox25 and CW56 news...
  • U.S. Poverty Rate Unchanged; More People Lack Health Insurance

    08/30/2006 10:10:23 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 43 replies · 855+ views
    AP Via Journal Sentinel ^ | August 30, 2006 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four years into an economic recovery, the number of people living in poverty has finally stopped climbing. Household incomes edged up slightly in 2005, but 37 million people were still living below the poverty line, about the same as the year before, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. It was the first year without an increase in poverty since 2000, just before President Bush took office. The numbers immediately became political fodder, with a little more than two months to go before midterm congressional elections that will determine whether Republicans continue to control the House and the Senate....
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • Hey Johnny... Been There, Done That

    07/07/2006 9:07:52 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 10 replies · 772+ views
    Amarxica ^ | 7/7/06 | John Reit
    A recent article about John Edwards made me think of that movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's about a man who goes through a painful break-up with his girlfriend. Rather than deal with the pain of losing the love of his life, he has a doctor erase all memories of her. I suspect the last 40 years have been so traumatic for John Edwards that he has decided to go to the same doctor.
  • Report: Texas ranks in bottom 10 states for percentage of children in poverty (Barf Alert)

    06/27/2006 7:25:28 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 27 replies · 450+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 6/27/2006 | Corrie MacLaggan
    Report: Texas ranks in bottom 10 states for percentage of children in poverty State dropped to 39th in overall child well-being. By Corrie MacLaggan AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Texas has a higher percentage of children living in poverty than 41 other states, according to a new study on the well-being of the nation's children. Twenty-three percent of the state's children live in poverty, compared with the national average of 18 percent, says this year's edition of the annual Kids Count study, expected to be released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private funding and research organization...
  • Ministry Leader: Church Must Reclaim Mandate to Provide for the Needy

    09/27/2005 4:54:27 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Agape Press ^ | September 27, 2005 | Allie Martin
    (AgapePress) - Dave Daubenmire, founder and president of Ohio-based Minutemen United, is encouraging Christians to realize that it is up to the Church in America, not the government, to take care of people in need, including victims of disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Shortly after the August 29 hurricane hit several Gulf Coast states, members of Minutemen United set out to deliver food and supplies in south Mississippi. The group's volunteers also made their way to Kenner, Louisiana, where Daubenmire says government help was nowhere to be found. The ministry founder says many of the people the volunteers encountered were individuals,...