how soon til this hits the F***Y** Pushback?
I grow impatient.
Here’s a Progaganda trend:
“Revenue means taxes, and certainly those who have been blessed the most, who have disproportionately extracted, by whatever skill, more and more from the national wealth, they’re going to have to share more of that,”
— CA .gov Jerry Brown
Here’s another from Obobo the EconKlown:
“What portion of our collective wealth and budget are we willing to invest in those things that allow a poor kid — whether in a rural town, or in Appalachia, or in the inner city — to access what they need both in terms of mentors and social networks, as well as decent books and computers and so forth, in order for them to succeed? …We don’t make those same common investments that we used to, and it’s had an impact.”
That’s an astonishing demonstration of ignorance of basic economics for the “Leader of the Free World” to not even notice he’s making. Talk about walking down Main Street with your dress tucked in your pantyhose.
“And we shouldn’t pretend that somehow we have been making those same investments,… We haven’t been, and there’s been a very specific ideological push not to make those investments.”
So welfare, WoP, WIC, Section8, and all the rest — nuttin?
What is that “specific ideological push not to make those investments” of which you speak? I am unfamiliar with any ideology which advocates that The Poor should be turned into slaves working on shovel-ready projects, fed Green Sustainable Chow at .gov hand-out centers, housed in .gov Sustainable Housing [within walking distance to public transportation], removed from any Individual choice or Freedom. ….except, perhaps, that held by Progressive Gajillionaires like, well, yanno.
Back to Oboboboboo:
I think it’s important, when it comes to dealing with issues of poverty, for us to guard against cynicism and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us, and there’s nothing we can do ’cause there’s a lot we can do.
ahh. So all of History is worng. Only thing, if some are not to be “poorer” than “others” — by any measure — everyone will have to be limited to being exactly The Same. I cannot think of any other way to address this “problem.” You?
The idea of Poor has been redefined more often than “air pollution” in Kleptofornia [an order of magnitude, 10 times, in 40 years]. Kings and Despots of 100 years ago could not have imagined the wealth and security taken for normal by most of those currently called Poor. Simple antibiotics and regular fresh food, — hell you know as well as I.
I’m not denying the difficulty faced by the majority of the Poor, but most of it is due to the Dependency fostered by the .gov-run “Anti-Poverty” Programs which isolate and alienate people from the idea that they, themselves, can do a single solitary thing about their own fate.
“The top 25 hedge fund managers made more than all of the kindergarten teachers in the country,” Obama stated. “You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use or anyone in your family will ever be able to use. There’s a fairness issue involved here.”
So his thesis is that it is up to Other People to decide how much money a single Individual [or Family] is allowed to have; and the gauge is “how much you can use.” Rather a lot of definition and background work lacking here…
If we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show.
Thomas Sowell says it much moar better than I could. Go. Read. You’ll feel better.