The number of people who are poor “through no fault of their own” is vanishingly small. Poverty is a CHOICE in America.
So far over the past 50 years, the Middle Class has been raped by the political class, largely elected via the donations of the 1%, forcibly taking the money of the 80% to buy the votes of the 20%.
The money – $17T of it – has been stolen from future generations of conservatives (check Blue State demographics) in order to buy votes from primarily Democrat voters today.
NONE of these “anti-poverty” programs have actually worked – IF you think their purpose was to alleviate poverty. $17T of anti-poverty spending has not reduced the rate of poverty by even 0.1%.
ALL of them have worked great IF the purpose was to create a permanent Democrat voting bloc.
… Guess what?
But – what ARE these taxes, really? They are using FORCE to LOWER your lifestyle to keep the political class in power to do yet MORE damage to our once-free country.
People need to look at taxes as they really are. Current taxes no longer are, “The price we pay for civilization.” They are the price we pay to be ruled extra-Constitutionally. They are a reduction in YOUR earned standard of living, a lowering of the expectations YOU can have for YOUR CHILDREN. They are earnings TAKEN from the earner, by government through force, to buy the votes of the non-earner.
People tell me, “You don’t want to live in a country in which people starve to-death,” and I used to agree. But no longer.
People who refuse to work, who somehow have been and remain convinced that they have a legitimate call on the fruits of MY labor, simply are thieves.
If they choose not to work (if there were no jobs, we wouldn’t have in illegal alien problem, now, would we?), they have no call on the earnings of those who do. If some dad refuses to work to feed his kids, that is NOT my problem. If I feed them, they just grow up to be a gang banger and to sire their own line of welfare moochers, stealing yet MORE of my money.
And, yes, it IS my money. My generation in our family was the first to go to college. Our parents busted their humps for us to do so and I am busting my hump to send MY kids to college. None of us went, or are going, to college to feed the children of other men and women.
And if they can’t afford their kids, they need to STOP HAVING THEM. I am TIRED of paying for them. NOTHING in the Constitution allows the government to deprive me of my EARNED standard of living, MY PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, to fund the lifestyle of anyone else.
And importing tens of thousands more kids from south of our border or muslim lands which have rejected modernity and capitalism and freedom and liberty – and then who wonder why their countries suck – only increases the earnings being stolen.
But if one is too stupid or too lazy to get a job, that is THEIR, not MY, problem. And if that leaves them starving or destitute – too bad. It’s THEIR choice. And if they get to take my money for a bit of food and a bit of healthcare, where does it stop? Why not more money for more food? Why not EBTs to go to strip clubs, Vegas casinos and by booze and cigarettes? I didn’t go to work to pay for gambling or strip clubs or booze.
And a moral government wouldn’t force me to sacrifice MY kids’ standard of living to do so.
Question: When does it stop?
Better: WILL it stop?
I am NOT responsible for the poor decisions of those in poverty. Poverty in America is behavioral and I am sick and damned tired of paying for the lousy choices others make.
How to stay out of poverty:
- Graduate (free) High School.
- Get a job before you get married.
- Don’t have kids until married.
- Stay married to raise kids.
And if their choice is to reject/refuse those things, they can starve or die of disease or injury – too bad. GET A JOB.
Because the alternative is that NO one works and the Middle Class becomes nothing but slaves to those who refuse to work, and to the ruling class buying the votes of the poor from the earnings of the Middle Class.
Well, I AM NOT A SLAVE and I am SICK and tired of being treated as one by MY GOVERNMENT.
Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state, whether in Western Europe or on this side of the Atlantic.
– T. Sowell.
Well, screw that.
We are BROKE. We are the brokest nation in the history of the known universe BECAUSE of welfare: We pay people NOT to work and from whom we then cannot collect taxes, and we LOWER the standard of living and education of those who DO work to do so.
Do we NEED welfare? NO. We need people WORKING.
Do we NEED our huge DoD budget? NO. Let Europe defend themselves, or not, THEIR choice.
Do we NEED to give away billions to other nations? NO. Let them pay their OWN way.
Do we NEED corporate welfare? Hell, no. If they can’t survive, they can go bust. Tough – get a better business plan.
How is America best described today? The government ON the People, BY the Ruling Class, AGAINST the people.
And it looks like it’ll take secession or a revolution to STOP IT.