With our November elections looming there is an almost constant stream of political attack ads polluting our Televisions, radios, and computer screens. Name calling and mudslinging has been the norm on our American airwaves, with Joe Biden simultaneously making his usual “comedic” rounds. His last gaffe about “the whole load” made me laugh hard for at least 2 hours.
However, with that pushed aside there is a much more worthy subject that I would like to write about that has been seemingly ignored this election season by other so-called “less moronic than Joe” liberals – Debt and Poverty. With one truth telling unbiased glance at today’s America, it is easy to see that the intended purpose for certain parts of Johnson’s so-called “great society” have failed miserably.
For those who don’t know, or who would like to forget, “The Great Society” was a set of domestic programs proposed or enacted in the United States on the initiative of President Lyndon B. Johnson, many of which are still being used today in all of their bloated big government glory. The Great society began as “Help for the impoverished,” which morphed into Welfare and food stamps, which again mutated into our modern day S.N.A.P., “Obama gub’ment checks” and “OBAMAPHONE!”
As you can tell I am not a fan of some of the provisions made by LBJ and this is why. In an Article entitled “The 2011 Poverty Rate: What to Expect and How Long Will It Last?” From the The Center on Children and Families at Brookings, the 2011 poverty rate is predicted to be at 15.5 percent for adults and 22.8 percent for children, which is up a total of almost 3 Percent across the board since Obama claimed the Presidency.
It went on to tell, “Looking beyond 2011, we predict a rate of 15.6 for 2012 and a rate that remains above 15 percent for the next four years. By 2020, the poverty rate is expected to decline to around 14 percent, but our analysis suggests it will be many years before it returns to anything approaching the rate achieved before the recession began. With cuts in social spending for lower-income families slated to occur over the next decade, the outlook for the poor looks grim.”
This proves that poverty is not a “big city” problem but rather a national problem. Nationally we are drowning in massive debt, home foreclosures, job loss, and overall low morale while at the same time there is supposed to be many governmental programs in place designed to shore up against such an impoverished crisis.
Simply put, they aren’t working!
I believe that many of the very programs set up by our bloated government to fight against poverty have created poverty! How can you create wealth by dividing it? A house divided cannot stand, neither can an unemployed worker create production to employ and create more workers! How do you “pay in” to the system to protect against poverty, when you aren’t being paid? Truthfully speaking, when have you ever seen a “liberal bleeding heart” help anyone “get out of the ghetto?”
Election time in “liberal land” has always been about “throwing bones” to seem righteous, and “making people shut up and vote for them.” It has never been about “hope and change” but “slope and stock exchange.” Look at how many poor liberals have become millionaires after being elected, and you’ll know this is true. (Note: the Obama duo are allegedly billionaires, with alleged millions off-shore and billions to allegedly gain with the implementation of Obamacare.)
Unless we get America moving again with actually tangible and wide-scale production, sadly we will slip more and more into poverty. The percentages of those listed as “in poverty” will grow drastically with each and every passing day that this does not happen. S.N.A.P. cards and Gub’ment checks are only the answer to destroy the country, not build it up. The gap is widening into the truly poor on one side of this sadistic balance and the elitist rich on the other. If there is no true change soon, there will be no solid ground for the middle class to stand.
It’s an old cliché but a needed one if we are to ever lift us up out of poverty, “Buy American, today!” In closing I wanted to give a quote from a very smart man who sadly died in 2005, before our Obama debacle…please heed its call before it is too late!
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” – The late Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931- 2005, former Pastor of Belleview Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
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