"For a single parent with one child, however, the official poverty line was $14,291, and for a single parent with two children, it was $16,705. So anyone trying to support even the smallest of families on a single minimum-wage job would qualify as poor."
Here's a shocker for you: You pay higher taxes for welfare because we do not require the top income earners, who's wealth is increasing, to pay a living wage to their workers.And why are we talking about the top 400 wage earners? Here's a shocker: I don't care how much wealth they (or anybody else) earns, as long as they are earning it.
You would rather it come our of your taxes for welfare then, as is our current system?I want people in poverty to succeed. I do not believe for one second that we need to target "rich people" to make that happen.
How does eliminating the temporary tax cuts which amount to a few percentage points equate to demanding the heads of the rich on platters?I think we can have a discussion about solving poverty without demanding the heads of the rich on platters. I think we can have a dicussion about solving poverty without turning it into a "conservatives hate the poor", "rich hate the poor", "rich people keep people poor" bull****.