View Poll Results: What's the best indicator(s) of the success/failure of the "war on poverty"?

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  • How much money is allocated to social programs and welfare

    5 8.77%
  • Helping the most people possible live more comfortably regardless of their income or lack of it

    4 7.02%
  • By how many people are actually able to get out of poverty

    48 84.21%
  • Other

    9 15.79%
  • Death Star

    3 5.26%
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Thread: "War on Poverty"

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The war on poverty has failed by any objective measure-there is nothing compassionate about robbing people of their initiative. For the same reasons that foreign aid does not help poor nations but rather facilitates corruption and preventing nations from developing the infrastructure and policies that actually DO deliver nations from poverty.There is no better vehicle for this than capitalism-and the only creatures in existence who have all their needs provided for are captive animals. Everyone else works for themselves-which is also where we happen to work hardest.In the US, the war on poverty is merely a system to force the poor to vote for dependency on the Democrat party. This is why we see such a desire to import poor immigrants, in addition to the forced contributions from union members to said party. The democrat party can't exist without these people dependant on them-and they know it.
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    My point went zooming over your head my friend....here's the original statement;

    Liberals aren't interested in getting people out of poverty, that would only cost them votes. They want to keep the poor in the poor house and buy their votes with government freebies. Surely everyone realizes that.
    The entire statement is false, if not an outright lie. Surly only a complete fool would agree with it. You reply only voiced more unproven suppositions, again, with no facts.
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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    And how about the quality of living for the non working poor? Do we concern ourselves with them?
    Sure. We're a first world society.

    If you want more of them to work, we're going to have to train them. I'm good with that, too. And as we move forward, there probably won't even be enough work for the trained workers unless we start some big public works projects. The private sector simply doesn't need all of us anymore.

    I'm willing to brainstorm a solution, but it's not going to be a cut them off / sink or swim / bootstraps solution, because that's not the reality of our current labor market.

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I am who I've always been.




    As platitudes go, it's not even a good one of those. Who, exactly, is controlling the water hose? From what you're saying, that's who you should want to be.
    Well, I don't recognize. I've been here for some time. Is there an issue you wish to discuss?
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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    the existence of the 3rd option depends on the 2nd one and it goes parallel with the fact that how much social policies are paid attention to while providing the social justice for all
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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Total Accumulated Debt--a phenomenon not known until Reagan's time--
    though to be fair and it's difficult--O'Neill deserves just as much of my vitriol .
    Thank you

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    They have also succeeded in importing new waves of dependent democrat voters. They define success as they number of people dependent on govt.

    I'm pretty sure that the Obama White House purged the social service worker for not giving the bear food stamps.

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Paul Ryans first job was at McDonalds, and he worked for a construction company.

    Tell us about Obama and Hillary's jobs.
    Scuttlebutt is Obama as a teenager to get money to buy Maui Waui, Obama had a part time job scooping ice cream. I think he got fired.

    As for Hillary's early career.
    Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff:

    Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior

    Hillary Rodham Clinton History

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    My point went zooming over your head my friend....here's the original statement;



    The entire statement is false, if not an outright lie. Surly only a complete fool would agree with it. You reply only voiced more unproven suppositions, again, with no facts.
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    It's not a lie.

    How many times has the Obama White House and certain Democrats in Congress gloated and were proud to announce publicly on how many people today are receiving food stamps ?

    If Democrats were serious about fighting poverty, why do they support importing poverty from third world countries ? Since the IRA of 1965 all we have been allowing is poverty to enter America. May explain why Democrats refuse to support any Republican comprehensive immigration reform that calls for securing our borders first before initiating awarding criminals with amnesty.

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    It's not a lie.How many times has the Obama White House and certain Democrats in Congress gloated and were proud to announce publicly on how many people today are receiving food stamps ?If Democrats were serious about fighting poverty, why do they support importing poverty from third world countries ? Since the IRA of 1965 all we have been allowing is poverty to enter America. May explain why Democrats refuse to support any Republican comprehensive immigration reform that calls for securing our borders first before initiating awarding criminals with amnesty.
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    Proof? Facts? You provided none.

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    Re: "War on Poverty"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    Proof? Facts? You provided none.
    Prove me wrong.

    You know how you look defending incompetency, failures and lies in the Obama White House ?

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