View Poll Results: What of the following does the best for eliminating poverty in the world?

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  • Private property.

    55 5.48%
  • Unions.

    315 31.41%
  • Personal liberty.

    69 6.88%
  • Entitlements.

    403 40.18%
  • Taxation

    463 46.16%
  • Freedom from coercion/association.

    52 5.18%
  • Government programs/policies.

    410 40.88%
  • The free market.

    79 7.88%
  • Class struggle.

    14 1.40%
  • Working for oneself.

    59 5.88%
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Thread: How is poverty best eliminated?

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What works best to eliminate poverty? Multiple options are available.
    Okay, this is getting tiresome. ONCE AGAIN, a pollster does not include all reasonable responses, including MINE. I guess it's because pollsters have a viewpoint, so they can only see THEIR OWN viewpoint, and OPPOSING viewpoints, and cannot see the whole picture to see any other responses. The pollster is making assumptions.

    My answer that is NOT included in the poll:

    Poverty in the world cannot be eliminated.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Pssst...your socialism is showing. How is forcibly taking from some to give to others capitalist?

    Were you for the bailouts as well?
    It's not, but a fully capitalist economy is neither possible nor desirable. A moderating socialist element is preferred to a quasi-feudal structure.

    I would have been for the bailouts if it gave the government a permanent stake in the banking and financing industry; a 20-30% share. That would have forced America's mega corporations to consider the public interest alongside profit, since they would be partially answerable to an investor whose duty is to look out for the public interest.

    Instead, it goes down as yet another squandered opportunity to get America back on the right track by writing the people who ruined our economy a blank check to do it again.

    I mean, why not?
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    Okay, this is getting tiresome. ONCE AGAIN, a pollster does not include all reasonable responses, including MINE. I guess it's because pollsters have a viewpoint, so they can only see THEIR OWN viewpoint, and OPPOSING viewpoints, and cannot see the whole picture to see any other responses. The pollster is making assumptions.

    My answer that is NOT included in the poll:

    Poverty in the world cannot be eliminated.
    Think of it as a synonym for reduced. And be like Fonzie dude, no need to get pissy.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    It's not, but a fully capitalist economy is neither possible nor desirable. A moderating socialist element is preferred to a quasi-feudal structure.

    I would have been for the bailouts if it gave the government a permanent stake in the banking and financing industry; a 20-30% share. That would have forced America's mega corporations to consider the public interest alongside profit, since they would be partially answerable to an investor whose duty is to look out for the public interest.

    Instead, it goes down as yet another squandered opportunity to get America back on the right track by writing the people who ruined our economy a blank check to do it again.

    I mean, why not?
    Would you describe yourself as a socialist?

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    None of those.

    A growing economy and job availability.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    My own modest proposal for ending poverty is that we eat poor people's babies.
    Will the government supply the BBQ sauce?

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I stole the idea from Jonathan Swift, so I cannot take credit for it.
    I was thinking about the Fat Bastard character from Austin Powers.

    I want my baby back baby back baby back ribs.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    We will never "eliminate" poverty unless we simply give enough of a handout that everyone is raised out of poverty. Sadly their is a percentage of the population that simply are not willing to do for themselves, I know one of these persons firsthand. Some people are so lazy that they would rather go homeless and hungry than hold down a job.
    In that case the poverty line would be moved and those people would still be considered as living in poverty.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    Okay, this is getting tiresome. ONCE AGAIN, a pollster does not include all reasonable responses, including MINE. I guess it's because pollsters have a viewpoint, so they can only see THEIR OWN viewpoint, and OPPOSING viewpoints, and cannot see the whole picture to see any other responses. The pollster is making assumptions.

    My answer that is NOT included in the poll:

    Poverty in the world cannot be eliminated.
    And shouldn't be.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I was thinking about the Fat Bastard character from Austin Powers.

    I want my baby back baby back baby back ribs.
    Chileeeeeessssss baby back rabs...

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