THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT AND WILL NOT SOLVE POVERTY
By Ron Edwards
June 19, 2015
Jesus Christ stated that the poor you will always amongst you. However, he did not say that the problem of being poor could not be solved. In fact, again He said “the poor you will always have amongst you.” I interpret that to mean that despite viable solutions to poverty, people, especially progressive government officials eventually increase poverty, not decrease it. America is still reeling from the awful effects of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” After $20 Trillion and counting spent to fight poverty with tax-payers dollars has resulted in a higher poverty rate now than in the 1960s.
I find it ironic when those who have never run a business, vie for political office and declare they will provide jobs. I guess I will give Donald Trump a pass after saying “I will be the greatest jobs president God ever created” because he has provided both jobs and business opportunities for many thousands of people. But government has never, ever created jobs without extracting monies from the wealth producing economy to pay for government jobs. Many of which are wasteful duplications and don’t get me started on economy draining burdensome departments like the IRS, Department of Education, the Just us uh Justice Department and everyone’s favorite, the EPA all of which have the problems they were supposed to address, much worse.
Unfortunately, that practice has run most of America’s once gleaming major cities into the ground politically, morally, economically and economically. Under liberal/progressive policies have been immorally manipulated to barely function under the false premise that American style inequality and unfairness entitles certain people to your hard earned money. How long do you think that “We the People” can afford to allow ourselves to be seduced by the evil lies of the progressive game of lying to us and draining us of our earnings, while making it more difficult for the next generation to reach their vision of the American dream?
Because of the non-stop onslaught of lies, government school indoctrination, trillions of dollars of annual wasteful spending, then the many international trade agreements that always grant advantages to competitor nations America is in a heap of hurt. Right now, our republic is on the brink of utter collapse. Despite the obvious situation, government officials continue to methodically shrink the U.S. economy. Of course, as a result there are more and more so-called dependents every single year. The thirty plus million illegal immigrants, who President Obama, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and California governor Jerry Brown want taxpayers to pay for everything the illegals desire and demand. So now, some Americans are asking why should I bust my hump just to have my earnings taken away and given to illegal immigrant moochers?
The Congressional Budget Office recently warned that if congress does not soon reign in over spending, over taxation and I’ll throw in over regulations, our prosperous way of life will be negatively altered permanently in less than ten years. By now it would seem that America would have learned from the five-plus decades of offensive progressive blunders foisted upon Detroit. That once great city was per capita the wealthiest city in the world in 1962. In November of that year progressive democrat Cavanaugh was elected as mayor. The changes in policies he enacted were a dramatic departure from the previous republican administrations. Almost immediately, there was a piling on of regulations and layers of taxes that set that city on a downward spiral she has yet to recover from.
Right now the percentage of working Americans is declining while the dependent class is rapidly multiplying. What can be aptly described as the American welfare state is not shrinking as we are so often told by progressive democrats and rino republicans. In fact the $1 Trillion a year fighting poverty fighting budget is a planned abysmal failure. Most politicians, including president Obama know this. I remember telling people, long before Obama was elected as president that he and many others want to do to America what was done to Detroit. Unless some major changes are made in the very near future they will reach their goulash goal.
For example, federal and overall welfare spending is going up. The federal government alone currently funds and operates 126 different welfare or anti-poverty programs. Federal welfare spending alone totals more than $14,848 for every poor man, woman, and child in this country. For a typical poor family of three, that amounts to more than $44,500. Combined with state and local spending, the government spends $20,000 for every poor person in America, or $61,830 per poor family of three.
Yet government economic no growth policies such as draconian environmental regulations with our republic being the most taxed on earth, stymies the ability to create new economic opportunities, while chasing away or killing off existing businesses. This brutal assault on America’s onetime prosperous economy only serves to threaten our blessed way of life, while whetting the appetites of our enemies both foreign and domestic who seek to overthrow us.
May America soon seek Providential guidance and reclaim the wisdom that made her the onetime envy of the world, before it is much too late.
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