Poverty

Liberal policies have not helped the impact of slavery.

by Skip November 20, 2014

Via Betsy’s Page,  Prof Thomas Sowell’s take down of NYT’s opinion writer Nicholas Kristof that slavery isn’t the slavery of the past – but liberal policies aren’t helping: …Kristof’s other “overwhelming” evidence of the current effects of past slavery is that blacks do not have as much income as whites. But Puerto Ricans do not […]

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Poverty – Is it income inequality or consumption inequality that matters?

by Skip September 17, 2014

From Heritage, an infographic that talks about the poor in America.  And it really doesn’t describe the stereotype of what LBJ presented: that of real abject poverty in Appalachia.  We still have that in our minds when we hear about the poor.  And if you are in a location or socioeconomic strata in which you […]

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Data Point – Low income does not mean poor

by Skip March 18, 2014

“It shows only some of the federally-funded financial supports available to an American who is a single parent, has two children and works full time at $8 an hour. While this worker has net earnings which bring in less than the federal poverty line, federal benefits intended to reduce poverty – do just that. The […]

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The poor

by Skip March 9, 2014

From Meet the Press with David Gregory was this exchange concerning a slight from a hard Left Democrat and a hard Right Democrat over the poor.  It was clear that the Democrat has a “sniffling” attitude that perpetuates the meme that Conservatives (and Republicans) hate the poor in a backhand slap against the just ended […]

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Data Point – Global Poverty diminishes. Why?

by Skip January 1, 2014

Arthur Brooks: 80 percent of the world’s worst poverty has been eradicated in less than 40 years. That has never, ever happened before.  So what did that? What accounts for that? United Nations? US foreign aid? The International Monetary Fund? Central planning? No.  It was globalization, free trade, the boom in international entrepreneurship. In short, […]

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A Reason To Not Expand Any Government Program – ‘The Mystery of Why We Still Have Poverty’

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2013
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This is not a tale about Medicaid Expansion but then it is.   We are spending so much taxpayer money nationally to eliminate poverty (with Welfare) that if we were to skip the middle men (national agencies, bureaucrats, pencil pushers and so on), poverty would not longer exist. According to a Cato Institute study published last […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip November 1, 2013

On the nature of Democrat cum Socialists (empahsis mine): ..Governments are only formed to ensure mutual protection of persons and property or…to oppress people and abuse property for the benefit of a ruling class. Laura Pantelakos, the Modern Democrat Party, and the Obama Administration are all governing as the latter.  They are more interested in […]

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Data Point – Obama has redistributed $4 Trillion in 4 years – poverty rate up

by Skip October 23, 2013

“…the poor you will have with you always…” “We have just concluded the 5th fiscal year since President Obama took office. During those five years, the federal government has spent a total $3.7 trillion on approximately 80 different means-tested poverty and welfare programs. The common feature of means-tested assistance programs is that they are graduated […]

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Data Point – and with all this, the Poverty Rate has only gone up

by Skip September 10, 2013

(H/T: Washington Examiner)

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Data Point: Why folks think poverty still exists. Betcha Progressives don’t like the first answer!

by Skip June 10, 2013

Progressives: ONLY Big, assertive, activist Government can solve all our ills!  Indeed:     Yes, the Number One Reason why folks think that poverty still exists is ONLY because we have Big, assertive, activist Government. And given that we are now in Year Five of His Obamaship’s Economy, He being the High Priest of Big, […]

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Happy? Single Mother’s Day

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2013

The statistics for the real modern family are dominated by the single parent household.  The single parent household is overwhelmingly run, or not as the case may be, by a mom.  Somewhere around 84% of them are fatherless children.  Many of those never knew their father or are detached from them. The leading cause of […]

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How Do You Take Down Poverty?

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

AEI Videos

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Seven “Firsts” for the US Economy

by Steve MacDonald January 1, 2013

From Wynton Hall at Breitbart…an end of year (or beginning of year) list of Mr. Obama’s new normal.  This is his America, and that of Democrats who have had a majority control of the US government for six years now. Mr. Hall calls these “seven firsts for the US economy.” 1. All-time record annual average […]

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Hope and Change

by Susan Olsen December 31, 2012

H/T The Looking Spoon    

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Chasing the Equality Rabbit Down the Democrat’s Debt Hole

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2012

Even if it does not appear obvious, even to the casual observer, once government gets started on something it is difficult to get it to stop. So where exactly do we expect the Democrats notions of state managed economic leveling to take us?  Their talk of economic equality centers on the idea that the government […]

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Paul Ryan on Poverty

by Skip October 25, 2012

“The mindset behind this approach is that a nation should measure compassion by the size of the federal government and how much it spends….The problem is, starting in the 1960s, this top-down approach created and perpetuated a debilitating culture of dependency, wrecking families and communities.” “There’s a vast middle ground between the government and the […]

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Have You Met Julia?

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2012

Have you met Julia?  She’s you under the eternal reign of Obamanomics–as viewed from within the left wing ghetto. From Red State Over at Human Events, my colleague David Harsanyi writes “Who the hell is ‘Julia,’ and why am I paying for her whole life?” It’s a fair question. According to Obama’s campaign website, someone […]

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Building the American Underclass

by Steve MacDonald February 17, 2012

Theodore Dalrymple (pen name), has produced some of the most compelling work I’ve read about the welfare state and how it creates and sustains the underclass.  If you are still staring out across the crumbling wreckage of the fruited plain, wondering how we got here and where we may be headed, Dalrymple has some very […]

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If the economy is getting better…(Part 6)

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2012

…then why has the number of children living in poverty in America risen for four years in a row? Isn’t it all about the children?  It is.  And in a startling bit of irony, according to the Foundation for Child Development at least, the number of children living with families at or below the poverty […]

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If the economy is getting better…(Part 4)

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2012

…then why is the percentage of Americans living in “extreme poverty” at an all-time high? Nothing says economic recovery like rising poverty.  Not just poverty but extreme poverty.  What, you hadn’t heard about that? Then maybe you hadn’t heard this either.  Joblessness begets dependence, begets poverty, begets slaves to the will of the government.  Big […]

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7 Things About Obama

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2011

Things everyone should know about Democrat leadership.  (No need to remind you that they will blame everyone but themselves for it.)   Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion.  This means that every day the federal government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has. The real unemployment rate […]

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Prepare For The Barakaclypse

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2011

Every one of these was or is a left wing campaign to make leftist dogma look like centrist mantra. They exist to streamline progressive/socialsit thought into mainstream thinking. But they failed and so the latter iterations have become more destructive. Each “movement” has gotten progressively more unruly, progressively more violent.

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Do You Beleive In Warrenism?

by Steve MacDonald October 29, 2011

…nothing exists in government (including public sector paychecks, roads, bridges, or US Senatorial lifestyles for those wishing to aspire to them) unless someone else first earns something or creates something that they are willing to exchange for something done by government.

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Left Wing “Fair Tax” In Trouble?

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2011

Despite the GSFTCs misrepresentation of facts and the spinning of data to mislead, whatever our tax system is in New Hampshire, it continues to provide a better quality of opportunity than any other state in the Nation. The US census reports that new Hampshire has the lowest poverty rate in the country.

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Harrell Tweets On Right To Work (revisited)

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2011

With the Union Leader reporting again that New Hampshire has the lowest poverty rate in he nation and is the only state under 10%, this seemed like a good time to revisit this post from mid-September; I expect the left will be regurgitating these meme so we should be prepared to rebut their nonsense.

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Our Idiot Brother

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2011

It’s not as though Goldman Sachs or Chrysler can tax Americans. Only government can do that. Only government can bail out private interests with public funds.

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Eat The Rich

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2011

If we ‘eat the rich’ we get one meal, after which there is nothing left to eat. Without any wealth creators to tax the bloated government either starves to death or it looks for other prey. The ignorant statists are clearly not smart enough to know who is next in line, or forward thinking enough to know just how short that line is until the government gets to them.

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ONE Vote NH Censoring Facebook Comments?

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2011

Recent remarks were posted on the ONE Campaign New Hampshire Facebook page asking if their group was the same one that promoted global redistribution of wealth. A follow-up comment indicated that this was correct. Both were promptly “vanished.” Deleted from the page. Kind of the way political opponents are ‘vanished’ in many of the countries struck by the kind of poverty ONE campaign claims to be fighting against.

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Is BET Founder Ted Leonsis A Racist?

by Steve MacDonald October 6, 2011

BET TV Founder Ted Leonsis has a gripe with Obama and the left. …[So] Are the class warfare Neo-Progs going to media-waterboard Ted until he swears allegiance to the social justice Jihad? Or will they just cash his next donation check and pretend this never happened?

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Deconstructing Elizabeth Warren in 135 Words

by Steve MacDonald October 1, 2011

First, where did the money come from that was taxed to build the roads, and pay the teachers, and equip the cops? The answer is the factory owners–risk takers who created the jobs and provided wages to be taxed. Without them, there are no wages, no taxes, and no government.

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