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  • CNN advocates killing children who might be poor because ‘life can be tough’

    01/06/2022 9:05:34 AM PST · by · 30 replies ^ | January 3, 2022 | Anna Reynolds
    CNN’s recent article, “Life can be tough for kids in many anti-abortion states,” tries to suggest that pro-life states are harming children by making it more difficult to end their lives in abortion. Pulling from a dizzying array of statistics, the article attempts to show that some of the states with the strongest pro-life protections have “poor outcomes” for children compared with other states. But the piece has a glaring oversight: death should be considered a poor outcome. What the article is actually advocating for is killing vulnerable human beings so that they cannot become poor or disadvantaged. Must one...
  • Worldview and Haiti: Ideas have consequences - The problem isn’t merely a lack of funding, The nation’s history helps illuminate why

    11/10/2021 9:55:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/10/2021 | Glenn Sunshine and Shane Morris
    Last month, The Washington Post editorial board called for the U.S. government to intervene in Haiti. It’s hard to fathom what this nation has endured in the last year alone: high profile kidnappings, political violence including the assassination of its president, devastation from natural disasters, gang violence, new allegations of horrific abuse by U.N. troops … the list seems unending. Some nations are able to achieve a level of stability that allows them to navigate crises like these. Haiti has not. In fact, its instability seems to make it a breeding ground for more calamity. Billions of dollars in foreign...
  • The long-run tendency for wealth to concentrate in a few hands

    09/18/2021 9:06:12 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies
    uk business review ^ | Sept 2021 | Helena Vieira
    In recent years, long-term trends in economic inequality have attracted growing attention from social scientists, which also reflects civil society’s increasing awareness of the deepening economic disparities. In this context, particular attention has been paid to the share of the total income or wealth earned/owned by the top of the distribution – usually the top 1%, 5% or 10% among individuals or households. The share of the top richest is both interesting per se (as it is informative of “how rich” the better-off are), and as an indicator of the overall trends in economic inequality. New time series of wealth...
  • Census: Income down, but COVID-19 stimulus prevented widespread poverty

    09/14/2021 8:10:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/2021 | Reid Wilson
    The number of Americans living in poverty increased for the first time in five years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic cost millions of Americans jobs and income, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday. But federal stimulus payments approved by Congress and the Trump administration helped keep more than 5 million Americans out of poverty, the bureau said. Last year, 11.4 percent of Americans — or 37.2 million people — were living in poverty, a threshold that stands at $26,246 in yearly income for a family of four. That share was up 1 percent, or 3.3 million people, over the...
  • Here's A Comprehensive List Of All The Socialist Countries That Haven't Turned Into A Totalitarian Hellscape Where You Have To Eat Your Dog

    08/13/2021 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 12, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
  • Rubio Memo Reminds ‘Reluctant’ Republicans That Dem Child Allowance Is A ‘Poverty Trap,’ ‘Precursor’ To UBI

    08/10/2021 6:37:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 10, 2021 | Emily Jashinsky
    Sen. Marco Rubio is circulating a memo aimed at emboldening Republicans to fight a measure that would distribute even more taxpayer money to nonworking parents.In a sign of the times, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, is circulating a memo aimed at emboldening Republicans to fight a measure that would distribute federal money to nonworking parents, worsening “poverty traps” by extending the new child allowance through the budget reconciliation bill. Rubio’s memo also criticizes the media for characterizing Democrats’ proposal as an “expanded child tax credit” when the money “goes to parents with zero tax liability, or who are simply not working...
  • Stop Blaming The United States For Communism’s Effects On Cuba

    07/23/2021 9:39:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 23, 2021 | Nicole Regueira
    Upon leaving my Cuban American community, I encountered individuals with no functional understanding of Cuba and the many millions debilitated by the regime.As a first-generation Cuban American from Miami, Florida, my upbringing, daily discourse, and education have been overwhelmingly influenced by the Cuban struggle. To me, it’s always seemed straightforward: Cuba’s communist system has inflicted human and civil rights violations, family separations, and sexual, religious, and ideological persecution of minorities since 1959. Yet upon leaving my Cuban American community, I encountered individuals with no functional understanding of Cuba and the dire context that defined the lives of myself and the...
  • Eliminate family and child poverty: Richard Nixon may help in today's debate

    06/23/2021 7:36:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    TheHill ^ | 06/21/2021 | John Roy Price
    Republican Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) — who certainly did not find common ground on another recent issue — Marco Rubio and others are seeking ways to address family poverty and its impact on family stability. Many Hill Democrats and the Biden administration have the same aim. The drive to reduce or eliminate child poverty is not limited to the Congress and the White House. Mayors for a Guaranteed Income has formed, with mayors across the country from Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, to Levar Stoney of Richmond, Va., finding funding for experiments in their jurisdictions with...
  • New Study Debunks Xi Jinping’s Economic ‘Miracle’: Extreme Poverty Exists in China

    06/16/2021 8:16:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/16/2021 | Nicole Hao
    A newly released Swiss-sponsored study reveals that China has not eradicated poverty, a “miracle” that Chinese leader Xi Jinping claims to have achieved.On Feb. 25, the Chinese regime organized an awards ceremony, in which Xi announced China had eradicated poverty, based on China’s poverty standards.“[China] created another miracle in the annals of history,” Xi commented on the eradication of poverty. “[It’s a] major historic achievement.”On April 6, the Chinese regime released a white paper titled “China’s Practice in Human Poverty Reduction.” With this paper, the Beijing authorities want to set China as a role model to the world.“China has not...
  • Democratic Strategy for Dealing with Border Explained [semi-satire]

    06/12/2021 2:52:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2021 | John Semmens
    Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) appeared on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" to explain his Party's strategy for dealing with the surge of illegal immigration. "Republicans call this a border crisis," Carper said. "The truth is that it's not the border that is the source of the crisis. This crisis is in the countries these migrants are coming from. The willingness to undertake a long, grueling and dangerous journey stems from the appalling conditions in these migrants' home countries. These countries are places of crime, violence, corruption, and lack of economic opportunity and hope. Closing the border and deporting these refugees doesn't...
  • Why Democrats’ Inflation Is A Major Tax Hike On The Poor

    05/26/2021 7:23:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    At a time the wealthiest Americans have gotten even richer due to booming times on Wall Street, pernicious inflation would give working families a crushing blow.resident Biden claims he won’t raise taxes on families making less than $400,000 per year. But given Biden’s twists and turns on taxes—he now wants to eliminate a loophole he and his wife exploited to avoid more than $500,000 in taxes the past four years—Americans have reason to take his campaign promises with a grain of salt.Even if he does not levy taxes on middle-class families directly, Biden’s free-money policies are beginning to impose a...
  • Part Of What Is Wrong With This Country

    05/21/2021 9:21:27 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 51 replies
    vanity | 5-21-2021 | kjam22
    What is wrong with this country? Here is one thing that I thing permeates through out a certain culture. I went to Hibdons Tires this morning to get a flat fixed on my pickup. It is an almost new tire and I managed to pickup a nail. I was in line behind one pickup getting two new tires on the front. They pulled that pickup in just as I sat down in the waiting room, and I watched some big, fat, white millenial, turquoise colored hair guy screw around with that truck for a solid hour before they could even...
  • Parents, you need to read this regardless of the age of your children – Terry Pluto’s Faith & You

    05/01/2021 9:37:42 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 10 replies ^ | May 1, 2021 | Terry Pluto
    A few years ago, a man told me this story. He was a retired professor. He had a healthy pension. His wife had died after a long illness. He had a troubled son, some of it drugs, lots of it due to blowing money. “You won’t believe this,” he said. “I’ve got money trouble.” He lived in Michigan. His son lived another state. Because of some decisions the professor had made when his son was young, he felt guilty about not “being there enough” for his son. The professor said he had paid for a couple of trips to rehabilitation...
  • The Rhetoric and Conflicts Between the Two Factions Escalate as Iran's Presidential Election Approaches

    05/01/2021 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 1, 2021 | Cyrus Yaqubi
    While there is not much time left until June 18, the day of the presidential elections in Iran, the war between the two factions within the regime for winning this seat has escalated. On April 25, a letter signed by 220 members of the Iranian parliament was published in the media. The MPs asked Ebrahim Ra'isi, the head of the regime's judiciary, to run for the presidency. The letter was published contrary to the usual custom of non-interference of the legislature in the affairs of the executive branch. Ra'isi's endorsement is also interpreted as an attack against the current president,...
  • Kerry Pushing Climate Alarmism [semi-satire]

    04/27/2021 10:36:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2021 | John Semmens
    Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry expressed disappointment with the widespread lack of appreciation for his efforts. "I have been tirelessly jetting all over the globe to try to impress upon people the need to reduce carbon emissions," he said. "People are polite, but not panicky. It's frustrating as Hell. Leaders everywhere are short-sightedly focused on what they call bigger problems." "What are these 'bigger problems?" Kerry asked. "Well, in place after place they say they are more concerned about poverty and starvation. They say they need to modernize to fight these problems. Modernization requires more fossil fuels to...

    04/25/2021 8:44:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/21 | Jeff Crouere
    Stop voting for Democratic Party politicians, who deliver only poverty, misery, violence and, ultimately, failure Almost all of the largest cities in the United States are governed by hard-left Democrats. In fact, there is only one Republican Mayor among the top 15 cities in the country and only three among the 30 largest cities. All of the problems in our urban areas today are almost exclusively the result of the failed Democratic Party leadership. While previous generations of Democrats might have tried to find bi-partisan solutions to long standing problems, the party’s leaders in 2021 are woke leftists interested only...
  • On the backs of poor whites? How J.D. Vance elites become elites

    04/24/2021 8:41:14 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 20 replies
    Dissident Mama blog ^ | April 15, 2021 | Dissident Mama
    Vance is the best-selling author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, which is a culturally compliant — namely unflattering — account of poor, white America. Provided your thesis allows for a cozy convergence over agreeable storylines — you are well-positioned to peddle a national bestseller to the approving left, libertarian, neoconservative and pseudo-conservative smart-set. Yes, Vance is a sellout. Not that they were asked for their take, but the archetypical folks depicted in Hillbilly Elegy contend, justifiably, that “Vance [is] not an authentic hillbilly or an example of the working class.”
  • When Is Enough Enough?

    04/11/2021 1:19:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/21 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Our nation is in anguish. It has been since at least the turn of the century 21 years ago. It is apparent that we live in two separate countries. Each within a country. We have attempted to coexist, but one of them has since decided they can no longer live with freedom, a traditional American culture, and a free market economy. They will no longer honor the lifestyle of the other as expressed and accomplished these last 245 years.
  • Since when does big government spending 'alleviate poverty'? The Washington Post makes an ignorant claim about poverty.

    03/07/2021 10:54:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2021 | Jack Hellner
    Here's a truly ignorant tweet from the Washington Post: — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 6, 2021 It says:"Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty in defining move of presidency"Now, at least RedState has noticed there's a problem. They ran this:WaPo Puts Out Full-On Biden Propaganda Tweet That Just Might Blow Your Mind It reminds me of people thinking President Obama in his day had a stash of funds to shower them with. It's as if all money is their personal money, instead of taxpayer money. Trump's policies gave the U.S. a record low poverty rate in 2019,...
  • Experts and Citizens Skeptical About Chinese Communist Regime’s Poverty Eradication Claim

    02/28/2021 3:18:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/28/2021 | Alex Wu
    The Chinese communist regime recently put out high-profile propaganda claiming success in “Comprehensive Poverty Alleviation,” resulting in public outcry. Experts and Chinese citizens expressed their skepticism with The Epoch Times. On Feb. 25, the regime held a National Poverty Alleviation Summary and Commendation conference. Xi Jinping, the leader of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), claimed at the conference, “Our country has achieved a comprehensive victory in the fight against poverty. Under the current standards, 98.99 million rural poor people have all been lifted out of poverty. All impoverished counties and villages have been lifted out of poverty.” He called...