POLITICAL: Time to end the “war on poverty”?

Monday, October 19, 2015

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2015/10/end-war-on-poverty.html

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
It’s Time to End the War on Poverty
Richard Ebeling 

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We discuss and dissect the history and the failures of the modern welfare state that, in fact, has been a cause of perpetuated poverty and permanent government-dependency through the spider’s web of “entitlement” programs and redistributive activities.

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Can’t imagine an idea that has outlived its usefulness.

LBJ’s “Great Society” and the ongoing “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” has totally destroyed: the inner cities, the black family, the lives of countless minority boys and girls, as well as created generations of “welfare farmers”.

Sorry, but it’s time to change.

I suggest that “public welfare” programs be reduced 5% per year for 20 years. 

It’s going to hurt some people, but the Nation has hit rock bottom and needs to change its ways. 

Blame the folks who started us down this path and not the messenger who delivers the bad news.

No free lunch.

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