Post Tagged with: "war on poverty"

December 4, 2012 07:38

The Great Transference

[G]enerations of Americans who have grown up believing that it is not primarily the individual, out of his own heart and personal compassion who is to give alms, but Caesar and his vast concourses of bureaucrats, case workers, social workers, and experts in the nature of the human condition working tirelessly for “social justice.” – American Thinker

November 21, 2012 07:11

Private Property Ownership is the Only Way to Eradicate Poverty

The United States is now losing wealth as a result of a massive campaign to reduce private property ownership through the policy of Sustainable Development. If not reversed, the United States will find itself in Third World status for exactly the same reasons other nations have landed there – destruction of private property rights.

September 13, 2012 06:38

Obumanomics: Lower incomes, more poverty, more inequality, more dependence, blacks doing worse

The latest Census Bureau report shows that these are precisely the results Obama has delivered since taking office. – IBD

August 1, 2012 07:07

Bad Economy, Bad Policy, More Poverty and Welfare Dependency

Since Obama took office, federal expenditures on welfare have increased by 41 percent, more than $193 billion per year. (Cato Institute, The American Welfare State, April 11, 2012)

July 25, 2012 04:49

Welfare Recipients Entitled to be Lazy and in Debt

Since the 1960s, the U.S. has spent $16 trillion on welfare and is projected to spend almost $11 trillion over the next ten years.

October 3, 2011 06:00

Free Markets, Not Redistribution, Is Best Way to Reduce Poverty

The so-called War on Poverty has failed. Making government bigger and creating more federal redistribution programs has been bad news for taxpayers. But the welfare state also has been a disaster for the less fortunate, creating a flypaper effect that makes it difficult for people to lead independent and self-reliant lives. This Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation video shows how the poverty rate was falling after World War II — but then stagnated once the federal government got involved.

September 14, 2011 05:45

Dramatic Increase in Poverty Rate: One Small Step for Obama, One Giant Step for the So-Called War on Poverty

[T]he so-called War on Poverty has undermined economic progress by trapping people in lives of dependency. And this certainly is consistent with the data in the chart, which show that the poverty rate no longer is falling and instead bumps around between 12 percent and 15 percent.

July 21, 2011 06:24

What Is “Poor” In America? It might surprise you

Average poor American has more living space than the average European. Not the average poor European but the average European.

July 13, 2011 04:54

A Trip to the Moon

The people whose parents and grandparents put men on the moon stand by as the present national leadership fails and refuses to come to grips with the present challenges. They stand by as their schools turn out new generations that cannot spell, don’t like to read, have little grasp of their nation’s history or values, and rank lower and lower among other nations as educated people.

March 30, 2011 06:42

Liberty or equality? Freedom or socialism?

“You can only aim for equality by giving some people the right to take things from others. And what ultimately happens when you aim for equality is that A and B decide what C should do for D. Except that they take a little bit of commission off on the way.” – Milton Friedman