However, even going by the statistics, it is worth pointing out that the African American welfare rate is more than two and a half times the white welfare rate, simply due to the fact that they make up a sigificantly smaller portion of the population than whites, yet still account for almost 40% of total welfare expenditures.
There is also the following to account for:
72% of Black Children Are Raised in Single Parent Homes
Considering that single mothers are the greatest force driving welfare expenditures in today's economy, I would think that these numbers more than speak for themselves.
I never said that it was "the" problem. Military expenditures, medicare, and medicaid play major roles as well. However, the simple fact of the matter is that we're never going to make any progress so long as the Left not only remains reflexively opposed to any kind of domestic spending reform, but actually insists on adding more new and equally useless programs (i.e. Obamacare) to our (nonexistent) budget each year.I also don't agree with your idea that spending to alleviate poverty is the problem.
Cuts are supposed to hurt. It's time to man up and deal with what we've had coming for the better part of half a century.
Higher wage jobs are unsustainable from an economic standpoint. You don't pay double what a job is actually worth on general principle alone.To me it's a problem but not the problem. The problem in my view is that higher wage jobs have been replaced by lower wage jobs.
There is absolutely no reason why lower income earners cannot get by, and even thrive, on market determined wages.
Poverty should be a painful experience, and that's the whole point. What possible incentive do you have to work your way up if everything's being artificially kept just fine and dandy at the bottom?I'm not sure how pulling the rug under individuals will do anything beyond make poverty a more painful experience.
Government dependents are living in "lala land" and the whole thing's getting ready to come crashing down around their heads. They had best start learning to fend for themselves sooner rather than later.