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  • The Worldview that Makes the Underclass

    07/01/2014 7:22:00 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Imprimis ^ | May 2014 | Anthony Daniels
    May 2014 "The Worldview that Makes the Underclass" Anthony Daniels Writer and Doctor -------------------------- ANTHONY DANIELS, who often writes under the penname Theodore Dalrymple, is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Born in London in 1949, he qualified as a doctor in 1974 and has worked in various countries in Africa and elsewhere. From 1990 to 2005, he worked as a doctor and psychiatrist in a prison in Birmingham, England. He has written a column for the London Spectator for 14 years, and writes regularly for National Review and the Wall...
  • Obama Feels Your Pain Because He And Michelle Once Lost Their Nanny

    06/27/2014 7:49:27 AM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/27/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama channeled Hillary Clinton’s recent “dead broke” complaints Thursday, when he told a hard-hit Minnesota woman that Michelle Obama’s difficultly with a nanny in Chicago echoed her family’s history of repeated layoffs and wage cuts. Minnesota resident “Rebekah [Erier] sent me this letter, and it moved me,” Obama told his donors at an evening fund-raiser in Minneapolis, Minn, as he tried to show he is in touch with ordinary people’s concerns.
  • CDC wants more cigarette taxes, regs as tobacco usage flattens, teens experiment

    06/26/2014 7:55:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The rapid decline in Americans' tobacco use has leveled off, and now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling for new taxes, regulations and warnings to force Americans to kick the habit. In a new report, the CDC found that 50 million, or one in five, Americans use tobacco every day or some days, and 60 million, or one in four, “every day, some days or rarely.”It also revealed that the use of electronic cigarettes is surging, and and e-cigarettes now account for nearly 5 percent of the smoking market.Worse: Americans aged 18-24 showed up as the top...
  • Billionaire Chen Guangbiao invites 1,000 poor Americans to dinner in Central Park

    06/18/2014 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 20 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 | Mimi Lau
    Controversial billionaire Chen Guangbiao placed a full-page advertisement in Monday’s New York Times and a half-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, inviting 1,000 underprivileged Americans to dine with him. “I want to spread the message in the US that there are good philanthropists in China and not all are crazy spenders on luxury goods”. Chen said he was “teaming up with a famous American charity to host a charity luncheon for 1,000 poor and destitute Americans, who each will receive 300 dollars”. The underprivileged will be invited to the Boat House restaurant in New York’s Central Park, where Chen...
  • It is now illegal in 33 cities to feed homeless people

    06/04/2014 9:20:55 PM PDT · by coldphoenix · 58 replies
    www.kulturekritic.com ^ | June 3, 2014. | Liku Zelleke
    The next time you can be bothered enough to feed a homeless person you might find yourself at odds with the law. Yes, you have to be “bothered” because you are under no obligation to help your fellow mankind, who has fallen on hard times and on harder concrete slabs. That’s right, because if you help homeless people in cities like Daytona Beach, Florida; Raleigh, N.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Birmingham, Alabama you could be fined, physically removed and/or be threatened with time behind bars – and they have actually done it. In fact, 33 cities across the United States...
  • Hospitals hiking cost on the poor due to … ObamaCare

    05/27/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    There are multiple levels of irony in this New York Times report on the impact of ObamaCare on poor patients in the nation’s hospitals. Congress demanded the power to revamp the health-insurance industry and expand Medicaid in order to help the poor get better medical care for less money. In reality, the opposite appears to be happening, as hospitals attempt to force the poor into ObamaCare: Hospital systems around the country have started scaling back financial assistance for lower- and middle-income people without health insurance, hoping to push them into signing up for coverage through the new online marketplaces...
  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • Even Jesus Sometimes said “No.”

    05/20/2014 2:07:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/19/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the struggles that many Christians experience is that the needs around us are so great, and yet we are limited, both in personal strength, and in resources. And, lurking in the back of our mind, is a notion that whatever the problem, Jesus would always help and so should we. But, then, is it always wrong to say no when there is need?It is a true fact, Jesus was quite generous with his time, attention, and resources. We too are counseled to be rich in mercy and kindness, expansive in our charity and to be willing to forsake...
  • 5 Ways Liberals Hurt The Poor

    05/03/2014 4:02:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Democrats have long since realized that people who are poor and dependent on the government will vote for them, even if it is their liberal policies that created the poverty and dependency. That's why every ghetto in America is controlled lock, stock, and barrel by liberal Democrats. Unfortunately, so many destitute Americans have yet to realize that liberal policies don't fight poverty; they maintain it. Perhaps the worst thing about that is the betrayal of the poor people involved. Most of them are just having a hard time and looking for a little help to make life easier for themselves...
  • Rick Santorum: GOP must woo Sam's Club, not Whole Foods, voters

    04/28/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/28/2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    Former 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, who took his sweater-vest Image and Blue Collar message to victory in several primaries, is joining a growing chorus of Republicans who claim the party has forgotten about the poor and lower middle class with its push to help businesses and cut taxes. “Do Republicans really care less about the person at the bottom of the ladder than Democrats do? To be painfully honest, I would have to say in some ways ‘yes,”' Santorum writes in his new book out Monday, Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works. “There are some...
  • Why Are The Poor, Poor?

    04/19/2014 4:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Have you ever wondered why poor people are poor? It's not as though there aren't plenty of role models around. Millions of people live highly successful, productive lives in this country. So why don't people at the bottom of the income ladder copy the behavior of those several rungs above them and better their lot in life? As I wrote previously, the federal government's own pilot programs established conclusively from the very early days of the War on Poverty that the welfare state encourages people not to be married, not to work and not to invest in human capital. This...
  • It's Time for the Poor to Pull Their Own Weight

    04/15/2014 9:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    All too often, rich individuals in this country are demonized for simply being rich. If some sort of financial catastrophe happens, such as the latest recession in 2009, the rich are to blame. If the government is running large deficits, the rich are not paying their “fair share”. If an individual is poor and cannot find employment, it is because the rich hoard all their profits and don’t share with anyone else. It’s time to set the record straight by looking at the facts. The top 1% of all individual income earners in this country pay nearly37% of all federal...
  • In America, the 'wealthy poor' replace the middle class

    03/21/2014 1:21:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 03/21/2014 | Rick Newman
    One phenomenon of the modern economy is affluence that doesn’t feel like it. You work, earn and spend quite a lot, yet it seems you’re getting nowhere. Some new economic analysis helps quantify just how many people might be characterized as the “wealthy poor”— and it’s a surprisingly large chunk of the overall population. A new paper by economists Greg Kaplan and Justin Weidner of Princeton University, and Giovanni Violante of New York University, finds that about 70 million Americans may live in families they describe as “wealthy hand-to-mouth” households. These are families that own assets such as homes, cars,...
  • "Poor" or Lawless Tools of the White Left?

    03/12/2014 3:20:19 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    IFB ^ | 3/12/14
    Today in America, the lawless and lazy American victicrats hide behind the title "the poor". These individuals masquerade as victims and seek sympathy from the American people so they can pursue their narcissistic ambitions. The tragic TRUTH and REALITY of this matter is that these have reaped upon themselves the horrific consequences of their LAWLESS and LAZY lifestyles (Rom. 1:18-32, Gal. 6:7). These masses have been oppressed by their compounded acts of lawlessness and violence and are never held responsible or accountable to society by the Left and Moderates in Washington. Those who try to overcome this decadent and lawless...
  • Stop Being Poor: It worked for America.

    03/12/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/12/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Todd Wilemon, a managing director at NYSE Euronext and a Fox Business contributor, was foolish enough to do an interview on health care with The Daily Show (a program about which I had a bit to say over the weekend), and the results are approximately what one would expect, which is to say, he came off like an inarticulate jackass. The headline quote came when Mr. Wilemon was asked about what poor people who cannot afford health insurance should do. His answer: “Stop being poor.” For that, he is being treated as the second coming of Marie Antoinette (the cartoon...
  • Vatican starts hiring freeze, forbids overtime in effort to cut costs

    02/22/2014 4:44:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Catholic Sun ^ | February 21, 2014 | Carol Glatz
    The Vatican announced an immediate end to new hires, wage-increases and overtime in an effort to cut costs and offset budget shortfalls. Pope Francis, with input from the Vatican’s central accounting office, also determined that volunteers could be used to help provide the labor needed to make up for the hiring freeze and eventual attrition. Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, sent a letter, dated Feb. 13, to the heads of all Vatican offices, institutions and agencies. He said the budget forecast for 2014 “necessitated the immediate adoption of some measures needed to contain” personnel costs. In its last...
  • Dependency, Not Poverty

    02/12/2014 5:07:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    There is no material poverty in the U.S. Here are a few facts about people whom the Census Bureau labels as poor. Dr. Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield, in their study "Understanding Poverty in the United States: Surprising Facts About America's Poor" (http://tinyurl.com/448flj8), report that 80 percent of poor households have air conditioning; nearly three-quarters have a car or truck, and 31 percent have two or more. Two-thirds have cable or satellite TV. Half have one or more computers. Forty-two percent own their homes. Poor Americans have more living space than the typical non-poor person in Sweden, France or the...
  • 'Food desert' fallacy shocks liberals: You can't get poor people to eat healthier food

    02/11/2014 6:49:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    It turns out that you can bring produce sections to poor neighborhoods, but you can't get poor people to eat healthier food. This comes as a shock to liberals who believe in the comprehensive theory of victimology -- that all problems afflicting people who fall into ethnic, sexual, or other identities regarded as victims are due to external factors, not to their own choices. Patti Neighmond writes for NPR: In inner cities and poor rural areas across the country, public health advocates have been working hard to turn around food deserts - neighborhoods where fresh produce is scarce, and greasy fast...
  • Danielle Steel’s Amazing Ex-Husband

    02/03/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Thomas James Perkins is a stud. If he weren’t an octogenarian, I’d ask for his hand in marriage because he courageously and eloquently defends free market capitalism. Perkins is the founder of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). He is also the ex-husband of the world’s reigning best-selling author alive: American novelist and San Francisco resident Danielle Steel. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a three-paragraph op-ed by Perkins in which he defended free market economics. The liberal media, especially the Silicon Valley tech blogs, went up in arms. HOW could he have...
  • The Poor Aren't Poor Because the Rich Are Rich

    02/03/2014 5:12:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/03/2014 | Robert Samuelson
    Unless you are exceptionally coldblooded, it's hard not to be disturbed by today's huge economic inequality. The gap between the rich and the poor is enormous, wider than most Americans would (almost certainly) wish. But this incontestable reality has made economic inequality a misleading intellectual fad, blamed for many of our problems. Actually, the reverse is true: Economic inequality is usually a consequence of our problems and not a cause. For starters, the poor are not poor because the rich are rich. The two conditions are generally unrelated. Mostly, the rich got rich by running profitable small businesses (car dealerships,...
  • Current government path is leading to a nightmare (Government is leading us into disaster)

    02/02/2014 11:32:54 AM PST · by campg · 25 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | February 2, 2014 | Dennis Clayson
    This year President Barack Obama and his party will begin their campaign against “the rich” while emphasizing the “gap” in wages between those on top and those on the bottom. Their solution will be to increase the minimum wage, raise taxes on “the rich” and increase government spending. They will exploit ignorance and envy to maintain power. Their solution will make the gap larger and create an endless recession. Unless reversed, the result is likely to be a financial collapse, wiping out savings, retirement accounts and putting almost everyone in the country into the category we now call the "working...
  • Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

    01/31/2014 5:26:06 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 37 replies
    Time ^ | 1-30-2014 | Christopher Matthews
    The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace in two years, while employment growth over the past five months has averaged a healthy 185,000 new jobs. But as evidenced by a report out Thursday from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, nearly half of Americans are living in a state of “persistent economic security,” that makes it “difficult to look beyond immediate needs and plan for a more secure future.” In other words, too many of us are living paycheck to paycheck. The CFED calls these...
  • No More Poor...Not a Dream

    01/23/2014 4:25:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2014 | Charles Payne
    "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been." -Bill Gates In his annual letter, Bill Gates opens with a statement that I've been saying for a few years. In fact, my investment thesis begins with global peace and prosperity. It's amazing how many people snicker at this notion without ever taking a second to consider its authenticity or merits. (Of course, I've been ridiculed for reading income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. There is so much misinformation out there, with less research and more rhetoric, than anytime I can remember.) Connect the dots,...
  • Local politician helps distribute free food [Mayo Hair Debbie]

    01/21/2014 3:30:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 1/21/14
    ...Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla.-Dem.), said she hopes to see funding restored for food programs that benefit South Florida residents. "The need is absolutely still there," she said, "In fact, we've had increasing need with the recovery of the Great Recession. We're coming out of that recovery, but there are still many gaps." Wasserman-Schultz said she will continue the fight in Congress for funding needy families in South Florida.
  • Who knows about trading penny stocks? A plea for help.

    01/12/2014 2:03:05 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 60 replies
    1/12/14 | Righttackle44
    Folks, I am a poor boy who would like to be helped and educated by someone who knows what they're doing--what they're talking about. I have been reading some, but there are a lot of basic things I don't yet understand. How much money would I need to start the whole shebang? Can you use online stock sites to purchase shares, or do you have to go through a broker? You get the picture. My friend said that me thinking about penny stock trading is like trusting Lou Costello or Jerry Lewis to assemble an H-bomb. I'm looking for advice,...
  • Obamacare Medicaid Split Creates Two Americas for Poor (Time to vote for RATS)

    01/07/2014 2:10:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/06/14 | Alex Nussbaum, Alison Vekshin, Gigi Douban
    **SNIP** The Medicaid fight offers hope for Democrats whose 2014 election chances took a hit from the embarrassing October rollout of the insurance exchanges, said Ed Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor and ex-chairman of the Democratic National Committee. In states like Florida and Pennsylvania, Medicaid may make a difference in governor’s races, he said. “You’re telling people who don’t have health care now that you can give it to them, and that’s something that can get people off their duffs and turn out the vote,” Rendell said in a telephone interview. **SNIP** “We’re having a desperate struggle to pay for...
  • 5 Ways the Liberal Obsession With Income Inequality Hurts the Poor

    01/04/2014 4:32:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    After the last century, it shouldn't even be controversial to assert that the more a nation focuses on income inequality, the more it hurts the poor. After all, there have been whole societies formed around the slogan Marx popularized, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" -- and they've universally been lousy places to be poor. Would you rather be poor in America or Cuba, Vietnam or the old Soviet Union? If the question doesn't answer itself, P.J. O'Rourke's quotation about traveling to the Soviet Union with a gang of Communists should answer it for...
  • Little Sisters threatened by HHS mandate, lawyers argue

    01/04/2014 6:42:52 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    cna ^ | January 3, 2014
    A resident and a sister arrange flowers at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Mullen Home in Denver, CO in this undated file photo. Credit: El Pueblo Catolico/James Baca. Washington D.C., Jan 3, 2014 / 05:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite the claims of the U.S. Justice Department, the demands of the federal contraception mandate threaten the continued works of service performed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, their attorneys say. Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing the religious sisters in court, charged that the government's claim amounts to “doublespeak” and...
  • Some people are too stupid to get ahead, Boris Johnson, London mayor, says ...

    11/29/2013 4:57:18 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 15 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | November 28, 2013 | Michael Higgins
    Economic equality will never be possible because some people are too stupid to get ahead in the modern world, said Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, in a speech that is igniting a wave of criticism. Nick Clegg, Britain’s deputy prime minister, accused Mr. Johnson of “unpleasant elitism.” In the speech honouring the work of former Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Mr. Johnson said natural differences between humans will always mean some will succeed and others fail. “I am afraid that violent economic centrifuge is operating on human beings who are already very far from equal in raw ability, if...
  • Medicaid as a tax on the ‘estates’ of the poor

    11/18/2013 4:17:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11 March 2013 | Jane M. Orient
    Assets become targets of the states ___ Most people think they’re exempt from the estate tax (often called the “death tax”) because they don’t have $2 million. A lot of people with low incomes do have some assets, however, and if they have used any Medicaid benefits, their heirs may be in for a shock. Depending on state law, the state may have the right to everything, up to the cost of Medicaid benefits received — house, car, bank accounts, tools, annuities, piano, furniture, everything — and not just 50 percent of it. This situation is not exactly new. The...
  • Obama Steals Food From The Poor To Pay For Michele’s ‘Let’s Move’ Program

    11/12/2013 8:38:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Dave Jolly
    Obama Steals Food From The Poor To Pay For Michele’s ‘Let’s Move’ Program Posted 6 hours ago by Dave Jolly Filed under Entitlements, Ethics, Government Spending, Liberalism, Politics Millions of food stamp recipients are finding their government supplement smaller this month. The federal government made sizeable cuts to the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) otherwise known as food stamps. This cut will affect 47.6 million Americans or about 1 out of every 6 people. Under the new guidelines, a family of 4 will see their food stamps drop from $668 a month to $632 a month. While $36 dollars doesn’t...
  • Middle Class Is the New Poor

    11/11/2013 7:01:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/01/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Uncertainty and struggle are what we most often associate with poverty. Not knowing if you can still afford to pay next month’s bills and worrying over how much more you can cut back when you’re already barely getting by. This way of life has become more associated with the middle class than with those at the very bottom. The statistic that shows that average black household worth is at $4,955 while average white household worth is at $110,729 is often quoted, but these numbers are not comparing similar things. The $110,729 and $4,955 don’t reflect different standards of living; but...
  • Fixing California: The Green Gentry’s Class Warfare

    10/29/2013 1:15:48 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 3 replies
    newgeography.com ^ | 10/28/2013 | Joel Kotkin
    Historically, progressives were seen as partisans for the people, eager to help the working and middle classes achieve upward mobility even at expense of the ultrarich. But in California, and much of the country, progressivism has morphed into a political movement that, more often than not, effectively squelches the aspirations of the majority, in large part to serve the interests of the wealthiest. Primarily, this modern-day program of class warfare is carried out under the banner of green politics. The environmental movement has always been primarily dominated by the wealthy, and overwhelmingly white, donors and activists. But in the past,...
  • Medieval Liberals

    10/08/2013 7:05:56 AM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/8/13 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A classical liberal was characteristically guided by disinterested logic and reason. He was open to gradual changes in society that were frowned upon by traditionalists in lockstep adherence to custom and protocol. The eight-hour work day, civil rights, and food- and drug-safety laws all grew out of classically liberal views. Government could press for moderate changes in the way society worked, within a conservative framework of revering the past, in order to pave the way for equality of opportunity in a safe and sane environment.
  • Carter: Middle Class Today Resembles Past's Poor

    10/08/2013 4:36:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2013 | Lisa Leff
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius (Meet the Little Sisters)

    10/04/2013 3:34:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    The Becket Fund ^ | October 4, 2013
    Thousands of elderly poor have a home today because of one remarkable woman.Saint Jeanne Jugan grew up in a small town in the aftermath of the French revolution. Times were hard. The winters were brutal. To support her family, Jeanne worked from a young age as a shepherdess, kitchen maid, and tending the sick at a Civil and Naval Hospital. In this last position, she discovered her lifeÂ’s vocation: helping others.Confident in her Catholic faith, Jeanne set out to serve those most in need. She cared for the poor and the elderly as if they were her own family, even...
  • Idolatry of the Poor.

    09/29/2013 5:18:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Orthometer ^ | 9/29/2013 | FR. ERIK RICHTSTEIG
    The Gospel reading this weekend is the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man from the Gospel according to Saint Luke. I suspect that throughout the world many homilies and sermons ended up saying something to the effect of, “Rich people bad. Poor people good.” This like all heresies is the result of a gross simplification of the Gospel, a deliberate misreading of the message of Jesus, and an imposition of a foreign ideology. The sin of the unnamed rich man was not that he had wealth. Rather it was that he did not pay attention to Moses and the...
  • The poor: Reagan vs. Obama

    09/16/2013 10:22:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Trib Live ^ | Sept 15, 2013 | Ralph R. Reiland
    I think the poor need another Reagan in the White House. The income of black heads-of-households dropped by 10.9 percent from June 2009 to June 2013. This decline in black income is more than double the overall 4.4 percent drop nationally in real, adjusted for inflation, median household income during the same four years of alleged “recovery.” In dollar terms, the median income per year ... in female-headed households and black households has dropped, respectively, by $2,300 and over $4,000 since Obama's stimulus-led “recovery” began in June 2009. The CBO report shows that after-tax household income, adjusted for inflation, increased...
  • You Don't Have to Stay Poor

    09/11/2013 3:42:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    No one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start is not your fault. If you stay poor, you're to blame because it is your fault. Nowhere has this been made clearer than in Dennis Kimbro's new book, "The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires." Kimbro, a business professor at Clark Atlanta University, conducted extensive face-to-face interviews, took surveys and had other interactions with nearly 1,000 of America's black financial elite, many of whom are multimillionaires, to discover the secret of their success. Kimbro's seven-year study included wealthy blacks such as Byron E....
  • The South killed the safety net

    09/08/2013 7:38:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | September 7, 2013 | Sasha Abramsky
    Europeans came to this country for a better life. It hasn't always meant helping the less fortunate. The South’s aversion both to taxes and to mandated government safety net structures had a long, and somewhat surprising, pedigree. In the late eighteenth century, popular radical writers such as Condorcet in France and Tom Paine in England had called for the creation of comprehensive social insurance systems based around universal pensions, child allowances, and education for all. Neither, however, managed to successfully alter prevailing political and moral doctrines. In France, after the frenzy of the revolutionary years the counterrevolution of the post-Napoleonic...
  • O’Reilly: Sharpton Calls Me ‘Brutalizer of the Poor’ But I Bailed Out One of His Charities

    08/15/2013 6:27:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Free Bacon- er.. Beacon ^ | 8/15/13 | staff
    Fox News host Bill O’Reilly revealed Thursday night on The O’Reilly Factor that he bailed out one of Al Sharpton’s charities several years ago with a $25,000 donation, after Sharpton told him it was out of money and could not provide Christmas food and presents to hundreds of poor people in Harlem. Sharpton has often used his MSNBC program PoliticsNation to harshly criticize O’Reilly, lately for supposed attacks on the poor. Tuesday night, he accused the highly-rated host of calling food stamps users “parasites,” when in fact O’Reilly was referring to an individual surfer who is on the SNAP program...
  • Poor Quality Ammuniton due to Shortage Blows up 1911 Kimber (YouTube video, 7m36s)

    07/30/2013 10:07:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | April, 2013
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  • DC Politicos Block Walmart, Help Special Interests, Hurt The Poor

    07/22/2013 4:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Star Parker
    Why, when there is no question that nothing has created more wealth and eradicated more poverty than capitalism, do left wing politicians hate it so much? After all, it’s supposed to be the left that cares about the poor. The latest chapter in this ongoing saga of economic perversity is action being taken in Washington, DC, to prevent Walmart from opening stores there. The District’s city council has passed a bill, awaiting signature of the Mayor, specifically targeted to block Walmart. It raises the District’s minimum wage 50 percent to $12.50 per hour only for stores with more than $1...
  • Obamanomics: Rich Get Richer, Everyone Else Gets Poorer

    04/25/2013 4:54:05 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/24/2013 | IBD Staff
    When President Obama first ran in 2008, he claimed his economic policies would "foster economic growth from the bottom up and not just from the top down." He said he'd put in place "an immediate rescue plan for the middle class" and would end the "tired, worn-out, trickle-down ideologies we've been seeing for so many years." Obama got all he wanted in his first two years in the White House, when Democrats had solid control of Congress — a massive stimulus, auto industry bailouts, temporary middle class tax cuts, vast new regulations on businesses and ObamaCare. But his policies produced...
  • Can poor people be trusted with guns?

    03/12/2013 6:15:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12 March, 2013 | John Lott
    Can poor people be trusted with guns? Overwhelmingly, Republicans thinks so. But while Democrats fight against taxes on the poor and oppose voter photo IDs because they impose too much of burden, they seem to be doing everything possible – from fees, expensive training requirements, and photo IDs -- to make it next to impossible for the poor to own guns. Indeed, legislation in at least 17 states around the country is aimed specifically at making it more costly to own a gun. Democrats are voting in mass against exempting the poor from fees when it comes to guns. New...
  • The sequester (Hussein's idea) hits the poor especially hard

    03/04/2013 5:13:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/04/13 | Jonathan Berr
    The $85 billion in federal spending cuts triggered by the sequester will hit low-income Americans dependent on government assistance especially hard, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a progressive-leaning think tank. According to organization, about 3.8 million long-term unemployed workers with federally funded benefits will see about an 11% cut in those weekly benefits. The Women, Infants and Children nutrition program will have to turn away as many as 600,000 to 775,000 women and children by the end of the year. More than 100,000 people will lose housing aid. "There is no way to cut $85 billion...
  • New Social Class Coming

    02/01/2013 9:44:10 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 6 replies
    Japan has recognized a new class of citizenry. They exist here too in great abundance. After the Fascist-Progressives get all the money they can get from the middle class and the rich and wealthy and still find themselves wanting, this is the next target group. They won't even have to tax them to fill their coffers. In just three years, Japan will reap 74 billion from them. But Japan has a labor shortage problem, and this could also be a way to solve that problem. It is also preferable to raising the minimum wage. So who is this new social/political...
  • Police officer buys homeless man a pair of shoes [Hold on...we have HOMELESSNESS under Obama?]

    11/30/2012 2:50:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    WWAY-TV ^ | November 30, 2012 | Katelyn Supa
    One tourist's photograph, among the countless snapped every day in the Big Apple, has gone viral. The moment captured is one of generosity, and since it was posted on Tuesday, it has circled the globe and brought a lot of attention to one young New York City cop. Had it not been for a tourist from Arizona who snapped the photo with her cell phone, Officer Lawrence DePrimo's act of kindness, giving boots to a homeless man, may have gone unnoticed. Tourist Jennifer Foster emailed the photo to the NYPD and they posted it to their Facebook page. Tens of...
  • How the $500 million Powerball lottery is a tax on the poor

    11/29/2012 8:11:47 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 51 replies
    The Week ^ | November 28, 2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    [Households that earn at most $13,000 a year spend 9 percent of their money on lottery tickets. ] With the Powerball lottery jackpot reaching a record $500 million, people from around the country are flocking to local convenience stores to try their luck. The majority of those standing in line for tickets and joining office pools are likely not habitual lottery devotees, but rather casual players who decided to get in on the fun once the media reported the unprecedented size of the pot. However, the everyday lottery business is a much grimmer affair, relying overwhelmingly on "poverty, habit, and...
  • So What If Taxing Rich Hurts the Economy? (And creates more poor?)

    11/22/2012 11:09:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/22/2012 | Larry Elder
    Consider this headline from a Reuters article in The Huffington Post: "Raising Taxes on Rich Won't Hurt Economic Growth, CBO Says." But the first paragraph refutes the headline: "Allowing income tax rates to rise for wealthy Americans would not hurt U.S. economic growth much (emphasis added) in 2013 ..." The CBO did not say, as the headline suggests, that raising taxes on the rich has no negative economic effect. In fact, the CBO actually said that extending the Bush-era rates for all would increase economic growth by 1.5 percent. If, however, the Bush era rates expired for the rich --...