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  • Government Has Become Just A Jobs Program

    07/19/2017 9:21:17 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/2017 | John Conlin
    Modern government, at pretty much all levels, has become simply a jobs program that constantly seeks to increase its members. And of course 90+% of these members will vote for the Democrat party, the party of government. Anyone who isn’t a member of one of these jobs programs is a sap for playing
  • Urban America's Underclass: More Money Won't Solve the Problems

    There's only one "program" that will make a difference. PBS NewsHour aired a story last year about Milwaukee, saying many residents call the city "the worst place to be a black man in America." It talked about last year's riots in the city after a cop shot a black man. One black Milwaukee resident explained that this is "what happens when you inflict poverty" on poor black residents. "Inflict poverty"? In the 50 years following President Lyndon Johnson's launch of the "war on poverty" in 1964, government spent over $22 trillion on welfare and various anti-poverty programs. The problem in...
  • 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...