People in Washington D.C. just don't get it. Big government people just don't get it. They are living in a bubble.
This study is baloney. I'm not sure why The Heritage Foundation is promoting government solutions instead of liberty. I thought they were supposed to be an organization that promoted liberty, peace, and Prosperity. Instead they are saying poor people really aren't all that poor.
Let me quote Ron Paul. "Detroit knows about it. Poor people and the middle class know about it. Washington D.C. doesn't know about it."
Their heavy Federal Government foot is keeping people down and their well paid shills claim.... oh they have TV. Really poor people shouldn't have TV or a car and they still get enough to eat. The problem is that government prevents the poor from climbing the prosperity ladder.
We could still be transporting each other in flying cars folks. In the 50's and 60's a lot of people had their own small airplane. I just assumed at the time that they would become more numerous not less.
"Everyone who believes in freedom must work diligently for sound money, fully redeemable. Nothing else is compatible with the humanitarian goals of peace and prosperity." -- Ron Paul
Doesn't the food/rent for a month generally cost more than all of the expenses on that list combined?(except for the car)
If you wanted some sort of Ideological purity, you'll get none of that from me.
Of course no one is starving (yet). 1 in 7 are on food stamps. If you depend upon government for everything, you are poor!
The streets are flooded with food, especially in urban and suburban areas. Food stamps and charity provide more than enough, often to people who don't need it. I spoke to someone who went to a charity to volunteer on Thanksgiving. They said it was like a nice restaurant, with linen table clothes. No one showed up for the food, but they had plenty of volunteers. They couldn't give away the turkey!
Greg Brannon for US Senate 2014 - North Carolina
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Lord Acton
"Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." - Ronald Reagan
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, and we must reject those who spread fear." - B4L update of FDR
"The Ministry of Truth can turn on a dime, and the fury of the ignorant masses can be redirected at will." - B4L
"Marxists become Fascists the minute they become rich, yet they retain the Marxist rhetoric." - B4L
"Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
"Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
If you add all your taxes together, gas tax, phone tax, property tax, sales tax, income tax, your total taxes come out to be over 50% of your income.
1776 > 1984
The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintian an Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.
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