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#3164672 - 02/15/13 07:27 AM Re-Inventing Poverty
Wes Parrish
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Are government benefits fueling US poverty?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/15/are-government-benefits-fueling-us-poverty/

Kyle Murphy, who runs a sandwich shop in Annapolis, Md., described how anecdotal evidence he sees as an employer jibes with Vedder's assessment. He often sees new hires quit to seek government benefits.

"The people who know how to use the system best get the most out of it. It's not necessarily the people who need the assistance the most," he said. Murphy has seen many of his employees quit jobs, then claim they were fired to obtain unemployment benefits.

Economist Vedder said, “We have had nearly four decades with growing incomes, rising standard of living for the majority, yet the poor have grown in number even as a proportion of the population. So some of these policies are not working.”

Sadly, government dependence is "job security" for democratic politicians, who are now growing poverty right along with their growing government.

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#3164674 - 02/15/13 07:29 AM Re: Re-Inventing Poverty [Re: Wes Parrish]
Wes Parrish
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Vedder said Department of Labor statistics show four programs in particular contribute to Americans' increasing dependence on government.

1) Food stamps, or The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as it's now known. Nearly 30 million more Americans receive them than in the year 2000.

2) Social Security Disability: 3 million Americans received payments in 1990 -- today it's 8.6 million.

3) Pell grants: 3.9 million students were awarded them in 2000. Today it's 9.7 million, even though nearly half of graduates work in jobs that require no degree.

4) And extended unemployment benefits: 26 weeks had been the standard -- today it's 52 weeks or more for many.

But what may be contributing most to the rising poverty in America:
BORROWING the money to pay the above benefits!
No wonder America has so much debt, and it's growing fast.

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#3164680 - 02/15/13 07:42 AM Re: Re-Inventing Poverty [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Man that's a great article. THAT my friends is how Obama has set about to "fundamentally change" the USA. We are now a nation of takers...

Even though it's been evident all of my 52 years, clearly we have the wealthiest poor people in the history of the world! Why does anyone need to work anymore?
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#3164684 - 02/15/13 07:46 AM Re: Re-Inventing Poverty [Re: Wes Parrish]
Wes Parrish
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Just as a bank has legitimate claim to foreclose and take a house when those who took out the loan fail to pay, will the Chinese and other lenders have legitimate claim to federal lands when we reach the point of not being able to make our national loan payments on our national debt?

Politicians purposefully growing poverty (yes, that is what they are doing) will eventually cause our inability to make our growing payments, yet . . . . . . . .

We have a contractual obligation to re-pay those from whom we've borrowed money. What happens when we can't make the payments?

COULD it be, that the very long-thinking Chinese see making us indebted to them as a long-term plan for them to lay claim on America, say 10 or 20 years from now? Would the Chinese people see it as "their right" to invade America and take what is rightfully theirs at some point in the future? With whom would the UN side on this issue?

This should be a wake-up call on national debt, and growing poverty to grow government.

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#3165100 - 02/15/13 01:28 PM Re: Re-Inventing Poverty [Re: Rebel]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Rebel
THAT my friends is how Obama has set about to "fundamentally change" the USA. We are now a nation of takers...

Why does anyone need to work anymore?

And a growing number who do work are asking the question, "Why should I work in the United States?"

Check out this link, which is but one example of how & why so many of the largest taxpayers are leaving the United States for greener pastures.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/02/15...-high-us-taxes/

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — unless you’re Manny Pacquiao.
The legendary Filipino boxer reportedly wants his next bout — a fifth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez — to be held far away from Sin City and the United States’ 39.6 top federal tax rate, with the offshore Chinese gambling resort of Macau emerging as the “favorite,” Yahoo! Sports reports.

Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's chief adviser, said Monday that the nearly 40 percent tax rate he would face on most of the purse if he were to fight again in the United States makes a bout this fall a “no go.”

In essence, to service the growing national debt, Washington is raising taxes on the wealthy, who have the ability to just leave, meaning our government is killing the golden geese that lay the golden eggs.

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