Skip to comments.America before and after welfare handouts
Posted on 05/09/2018 7:32:25 AM PDT by rktman
Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance. Respecting the biblical commandment to honor thy father and mother, children took care of their elderly or infirm parents. Family members and the local church also helped those who had fallen on hard times.
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Baltimore and DC now
Don't forget the Motor City.
What about the "Hooverville's" during the Great Depression? IIRC, scores of folks living on those shanty towns died because they couldn't get food or basic medical assistance.
Ask Mr. Williams.
He thinks dependency is “about” to become permanent?
Uh, it’s already multi-generational.
“IIRC, scores of folks living on those shanty towns died because they couldn’t get food or basic medical assistance. “
No, they didn’t. The only increase in the mortality rates were from suicide.
The Great Depression was less than the Greater Depression of 2009. We had a far higher unemployment rate, a far larger stock market crash, and a much slower economic growth.
I always thought Hoovervilles was a funny name. People love to blame someone, and Hoover was an easy mark.
Its telling how the shanty towns predated Hoover and remained up through WWII, but they never became FDRs. Its sorta how the effects of FDRs centralized agriculture policies became the Dust Bowllike it was some natural occurrence.
The press and media has been working toward socialism since the 20s. If you want real history, read original source materials and nothing written after 1960.
I can’t resist telling one of my favorite stories:
Brooks Patterson, CEO of Oakland County north of Detroit, tells that one day he had to drive into Detroit for a meeting. He couldn’t get a close parking space, so he parked some distance away. He asked the attendant how long it would take to walk to the meeting place.
“Don’t know; no one’s ever made it.”
Brooks Patterson....there’s a name I hadn’t heard in many years!
I met his nephew once. As you recall Patterson was a leading voice for bringing back the death penalty in Michigan (it had been abolished in 1846). His nephew told me that Uncle Brooks didn’t even go deer hunting because he could not bring himself to shoot an animal.
He seems like a good guy. He’s still in office!
Glad to hear that. I wasn’t even sure he was still alive (I left Michigan in the early 90’s)
How many people who were unemployed during the Great Recession were actually in two adult households where one of them was collecting two years worth of unemployment checks while the other worked? They also became eligible for many other taxpayer funded programs as long as the two adults werent married. None of these programs existed during the Great Depression.