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Poverty: Finding solutions is still a challenge

January 25, 2014

After 50 years of waging war on poverty, there are still plenty of Americans struggling with the issue. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 46....

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Jan-25-14 7:41 AM

Believing that big government taxation and spending ideas - Marxism in action - will provide answers is utopian folly. The answers are relatively simple, but the power-mongers among us can not sell them for votes. They are: Males and females need to be told and shamed into knowing that sex outside of marriage and before sufficient financial stability to raise a child is foolish and will not be rewarded. Refusal to take a job that is not perfect will not be rewarded. Failure to self-discipline and learn some marketable skill will not be rewarded. And, private charity is moral, just, a free choice action, and most efficient for American culture. Marxist Government programs have failed for 50 years now. Stop repeating the same failed experiments, expecting better results.

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Jan-25-14 4:25 PM

If the government just throws more money at the situation, it will have to get better. The problem is not enough money exists to throw. Print more and solve the problem, unless the oversupply of printed money results in the upward spiraling of costs. Then throw more at the poor. The rising costs will end causing more people to be classified as poor needing more money to be thrown. Nice circle of life we have developed for our country.

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Jan-26-14 9:12 AM

Right. Government meddling ( we gotta do SOMETHING, and there ought to be a law for _______ ) upsets the natural balance of rewards for productivity and prudent life choices versus facing real consequences for immoral choices, lack of self-discipline. Private charity can keep up with the truly needy and "less fortunate", unless the self-appointed "smarter than the unwashed masses" crowd keeps inflicting policies of bleeding the productive to operate "systems" and "programs" of centralized corrupt dole and manipulation. America is not medieval Europe, yet. Let the Marxists go on here unstopped, and we could be there soon.

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