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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:42:54 AM EDT
How anyone could think otherwise confounds me.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/15/are-government-benefits-fueling-us-poverty/



Mitt Romney was roundly skewered during the presidential campaign when he was secretly recorded telling a group of donors about the "47 percent" of Americans who are, "dependent upon government."

Romney later said his remarks were "completely wrong." But Ohio University economist Richard Vedder believes they were right.

He says an expanding system of government benefits has helped create a poverty rate of 14 percent.

"They're actually creating a dependency on government, which is unhealthy both for the individuals involved and their children, and also for the broader society," he said.

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 7:44:54 AM EDT
Lol, no shit.

If you subsidize something, you get more of it.


Speed
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 7:47:21 AM EDT
Of course. One of the great mysteries of the century will be how the various interest groups and cultures (Black, Hispanic) form a symbiosis of failure and no one is actively campaigning against it.

Well, that brings us to the real reason. Political correctness and the false idea of inherent racism in the "system". No leader will come forward and say out loud that generations of black and hispanic people need to get off the government tit, grow some pride, get and education and/or a skill and get out there and excel. That in and of itself would be racist.

This leads to "what about the 10's of millions of white people generationally on the dole?". We don't go after them as a group because that would also be racist because race groups would then claim that the "system" only cares about white people succeeding.

What a fucking mess. A mess that's going to sink the country.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 7:50:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By speedracer422:
Lol, no shit.

If you subsidize something, you get more of it.


Speed


Farmers
Oil companies
Utility companies
This list goes on and on. The .gov gives to the top and bottom and takes from the middle.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 8:00:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By brassburn:
Of course. One of the great mysteries of the century will be how the various interest groups and cultures (Black, Hispanic) form a symbiosis of failure and no one is actively campaigning against it.

Well, that brings us to the real reason. Political correctness and the false idea of inherent racism in the "system". No leader will come forward and say out loud that generations of black and hispanic people need to get off the government tit, grow some pride, get and education and/or a skill and get out there and excel. That in and of itself would be racist.

This leads to "what about the 10's of millions of white people generationally on the dole?". We don't go after them as a group because that would also be racist because race groups would then claim that the "system" only cares about white people succeeding.

What a fucking mess. A mess that's going to sink the country.



The bears aren't the one that put these signs up.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 8:02:12 AM EDT
Feed a stray cat, and you get more stray cats.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 8:32:01 AM EDT
Romney wasn't completely wrong he was completely right, government assistances not just breeds dependence on the govt., but it also destroys the drive to succeed which helped make this country great way back when.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:13:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By brassburn:
Of course. One of the great mysteries of the century will be how the various interest groups and cultures (Black, Hispanic) form a symbiosis of failure and no one is actively campaigning against it.
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Half of all hispanics are illegal and it is from that group that the failure comes from. The rest (who came legally) get the same average results as the rest of us.

It is normal today to throw them all in the same pot (but not statistically accurate).
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:14:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Originally Posted By brassburn:
What a fucking mess. A mess that's going to sink the country.


The bears aren't the one that put these signs up.


Is it any wonder that CA has a bear on its flag?



From illegals on government programs, to liberals who moved there from other states for what is basically free higher education, it's a regular leech-fest.

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:18:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Feed a stray cat, and you get more stray cats.


Nail on the Head!

If the Govt. did not enable the older Generation of the FSA, Most of the FSA would never have been born!

But this was their Plan all along! Feed the FSA, let them breed more FSA, give them more stuff & they will vote for ME,
If not they will starve!

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:19:06 AM EDT
... Google Cloward–Piven strategy
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:22:10 AM EDT
This is one of the strategies Marxists use to bring about class warfare, and to bring about economic problems, that they will then say, only they have the answers to.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:24:30 AM EDT
We are manufacturing poor people.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:29:50 AM EDT
Reagan said it well, "When you start paying people to be poor, you are going to have a lot of poor people."
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