90 Miles From Tyranny : Unraveling the Poverty Myths Obama Is Promoting

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Unraveling the Poverty Myths Obama Is Promoting

Our class warrior in chief was at it again last week complaining about our “ideological divides that have prevented us from making progress” in solving problems like poverty. Just when you thought you’d heard it all.

Our most ideological president perhaps ever is arguing that there is too much ideology in Washington. Wow. Apparently an ideology is a firmly held belief that is held by other people—especially those on the right.

In a discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, the president managed to blame the slow-growth economy and stagnant wages on everything from Ayn Rand (who promoted “cold hearted policies” and classified everyone as a “moocher”) to California’s Proposition 13 (which is responsible for the Golden State’s dreadful schools). Everything has contributed to our current malaise except for his own failed policies.

Here’s a brief truth squad examination of Obama’s mythologies and misstatements of fact.

President Obama: “The stereotype is that you’ve got folks on the left who just want to pour more money into social programs, and don’t care anything about culture or parenting or family structures … ”

After more than $22 trillion spent on the War on Poverty since 1964 (in inflation adjusted dollars)—how is it a stereotype to say the left only wants to pour money at programs?

This official poverty rate has remained virtually stagnant since the War on Poverty began.

Just a few weeks ago the president blamed the Baltimore riots on Republicans for not spending and borrowing even more money on his social programs. He sounded like a parody of ...
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1 comment:

  1. Of course Gubmint cannot get individuals out of poverty, or even groups of individuals. All it can do is buy voters with Free $hit. If people want to get out of poverty, here is how you do it:

    1. Observe someone who got themselves out of poverty.
    2. Do what they did.


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