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America before and after welfare handouts
wnd.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | Walter Williams

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charity; cheating; entitlements; lying; poor; poverty; taxdollars
And now for the past 50+ years, tax dollars have been used to prop up folks. I liken the democrap promises to those who receive these payments to absentee parents who try to buy their childrens favor with material items. Usually it comes back to bite them in the butt. Disrespect for the absentee parent and dependency on the child's part.
1 posted on 05/09/2018 7:32:25 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

NON print:

http://www.wnd.com/2018/05/america-before-and-after-welfare-handouts/


2 posted on 05/09/2018 7:32:44 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman
dying on the streets

Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore and DC now
Don't forget the Motor City.

3 posted on 05/09/2018 7:37:22 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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"There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance..."

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.

4 posted on 05/09/2018 7:39:38 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: cweese

Ask Mr. Williams.


5 posted on 05/09/2018 7:41:49 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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He thinks dependency is “about” to become permanent?
Uh, it’s already multi-generational.


6 posted on 05/09/2018 7:42:08 AM PDT by GnuThere
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“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.


7 posted on 05/09/2018 7:49:28 AM PDT by CodeToad (The Democrats haven't been this pissed off since the Republicans took their slaves away.)
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To: rktman

Bump


8 posted on 05/09/2018 7:50:29 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: CodeToad

Interesting.


9 posted on 05/09/2018 8:00:11 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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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.


10 posted on 05/09/2018 8:16:15 AM PDT by CodeToad (The Democrats haven't been this pissed off since the Republicans took their slaves away.)
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To: cweese

I always thought “Hoovervilles” was a funny name. People love to blame someone, and Hoover was an easy mark.

It’s telling how the shanty towns predated Hoover and remained up through WWII, but they never became FDR’s. It’s sorta how the effects of FDR’s centralized agriculture policies became “the Dust Bowl”—like 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.


11 posted on 05/09/2018 8:24:48 AM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: MUDDOG
Don't forget the Motor City

Maybe not so much. Used to live nearby in the late 80's. Just saw an episode of Jay Leno's car series shot in Detroit, and was absolutely stunned by how much of the city has reverted back to green space.

Soon there will be no one left to shoot.


12 posted on 05/09/2018 8:32:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.”


13 posted on 05/09/2018 8:42:38 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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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.


14 posted on 05/09/2018 9:30:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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He seems like a good guy. He’s still in office!


15 posted on 05/09/2018 9:33:32 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

Glad to hear that. I wasn’t even sure he was still alive (I left Michigan in the early 90’s)


16 posted on 05/09/2018 9:38:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CodeToad

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 weren’t married. None of these programs existed during the Great Depression.


17 posted on 05/09/2018 9:49:47 AM PDT by Freee-dame (Best election ever!)
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