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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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by BretJ View Post
    Is it a far stretch to say that in order to break one part of the poverty cycle is to somehow motivate parents to do their part as parents?
    This still presupposes that marriage will create jobs....it still put the cart (marriage) in front of the horse (employment).
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Elimination of all government-run anti-poverty and welfare programs combined with individual liberty and personal responsibility.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Does anybody else look at the results of this poll without feeling your heart sink and being tempted to throw up your hands in despair? Do the folks on the left really outnumber the conservatives and libertarians (little "L") that much?
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Does anybody else look at the results of this poll without feeling your heart sink and being tempted to throw up your hands in despair? Do the folks on the left really outnumber the conservatives and libertarians (little "L") that much?
    I read the results and see more pro freedom votes than nanny state collectivist votes



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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I read the results and see more pro freedom votes than nanny state collectivist votes
    You do? I see government programs, entitlements, and taxation as the categories that received the huge lion's share of the votes????
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    You do? I see government programs, entitlements, and taxation as the categories that received the huge lion's share of the votes????
    I am talking about actual members voting.

    I don't care about the spam votes of non members. Liberals tend to do that crap



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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    This still presupposes that marriage will create jobs....it still put the cart (marriage) in front of the horse (employment).
    IMO, marriage DOES create jobs because the more marriage with two parent homes there is, the less crime there is and the more prosperous and stable the community will be and a better quality of life the community will have. That in turn is a powerful lure for existing businesses to move into an area and new businesses to start up.
    Last edited by AlbqOwl; 12-28-14 at 09:56 PM.
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I am talking about actual members voting.

    I don't care about the spam votes of non members. Liberals tend to do that crap
    How do you determine that so many are spam votes? And why are non registered members of a forum able to vote in a poll?
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    You do? I see government programs, entitlements, and taxation as the categories that received the huge lion's share of the votes????
    A leftist thing? No. Poverty is caused by not having money ... that's it.

    The cure for poverty is, would you believe it, ensuring that everyone has wealth. Obviously poverty is then complicated and entrenched by how the lack of wealth causes instability in the affected communities and families; and how it likewise destabilizes individuals' lives (e.g. not being able to afford healthcare = higher susceptibility to disease / work disabilities ) which leads to the cyclical effect of poverty.

    Regardless options in the poll like "personal liberty" or "freedom from coercion/association" or "free markets" while being vitally important for our freedoms, have absolutely nothing to do with eliminating poverty, because they don't address the root cause of poverty: the lack of wealth.
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Does anybody else look at the results of this poll without feeling your heart sink and being tempted to throw up your hands in despair? Do the folks on the left really outnumber the conservatives and libertarians (little "L") that much?
    Greetings, AlbqOwl.

    They - not necessarily including the people here on DP - have held the microphones longer and have been more successful in getting their message out about social issues that they feel should be addressed - but if the midterms are any indication, that may be changing nationwide. Voters seem to be more concerned about personal pocket-book issues these days than ever before, and I'm talking about the people I know and discuss things with - while social issues are taking a back seat, since they're been rehashed for years, almost to the point of tune-out and general disinterest today. We shall see.

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