Obama Calls For More Government To Win Endless War On Poverty





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Fresh from an extended Hawaiian vacation involuntarily funded by taxpayers, Barack Obama was ready to settle back into his familiar class warfare rhetoric this week. In observation of the 50th anniversary of the utterly ineffective War on Poverty, the White House released a report analyzing the past several decades of ostensible progress.

While the report touted a nearly 10 percent drop in the American poverty rate since 1964, the method of measuring that statistic allows for the inclusion of countless government handouts. Instead of heralding the self-sufficient American spirit, this report instead offers a tacit celebration of the welfare state.

“The most important lesson from the War on Poverty,” the report asserts, “is that government programs and policies can lift people from poverty. Indeed, they have for the past 50 years.”

Among the additional proposals included in the report is an automatic minimum wage hike, which Obama and many of his fellow leftists have been clamoring for in recent months.

Overall, the report reflected Obama’s personal philosophy: heavy on government intervention with little attention paid to individual liberty and freedom.

According to the White House, more than 19 percent of Americans would be living at or below 50 percent of the poverty line without the largesse of the federal government. As it stands, the report claims, only 5.3 percent of Americans currently struggle with “deep poverty.”

Prior to Lyndon Johnson’s misguided War on Poverty, Americans were generally encouraged to fend for themselves as much as possible, rely on family and churches in extreme cases, and count on government as a last resort. Throughout the past half-century, though, those priorities have shifted to the point that the White House celebrates welfare as a lifestyle instead of the suboptimal, temporary safety net it was intended to be.

Considering Obama himself is one of the most successful government moochers in American history, it is no surprise his administration’s view of income inequality would be clouded by his own experience. His ability to trot around the globe on someone else’s dime serves as an inspiration for those struggling to make ends meet with only the food stamps, tax credits, housing allotments, and countless other handouts currently provided by the welfare state.

Such programs should exist for only very specific circumstances; however, today’s political left understands that by perpetuating government dependency, they can virtually guarantee such dependents will reliably vote Democrat in perpetuity.

–B. Christopher Agee

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2 comments to Obama Calls For More Government To Win Endless War On Poverty

  • wildbill446

    That’s all anybody seems to know ,is to throw money at all problems and hope they go away. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense, The answer is so simple. It’s “Education” that will get you out of poverty. I haven’t heard of an educated person with a degree existing and living on “Skid row” We need to push more for education and patriotism in order to succeed in life. We have to explain and drill into these peoples head that is the way to success. Never mind who the next American Idol or Dancing with the starts winner is going to be.
    Ever notice “legal” immigrants form other countries seem to excel in Education. Look at where they are and what they have. I have heard the phrase “Just enough to get by” so much it’s deplorable and predictable as where they will end up.

  • ItsJo

    This, is simply MORE of Obama playing ‘Santa Claus’ and handing out money to those who WILL vote for DemoThugs, to KEEP the money coming their way.
    Obama is merely trying to KEEP Dems in office for continued Power/Control of the Republic. All this, while he also continues to fill his Crooked Regime with crooked/biased/cop killer defense attornies, that Obama can certainly identify with. He and Holder have kicked ‘loose, MORE black thugs, that are assaulting whites and DON’T call this “Hate Crimes”…
    That, is ONLY for a white criminal in Texas, who assaulted a black person-
    ALL THESE HATE CRIMES SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL, OF BOTH COLORS. BLACKS’ ARE GETTING A PASS, LIKE THE TWO JUST RELEASED, WITH OBAMA AND HOLDER EMBOLDENING THESE THUGS TO CONTINUE. HOW DISGUSTING, BUT TYPICAL OF THIS REGIME.

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