How much should the tax payer be force to spend to reduce poverty?

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (4 posts)
  1. cjhunsinger profile image72
    cjhunsingerposted 4 years ago

    How much should the tax payer be force to spend to reduce poverty?

    As a nation America currently has a debt of $18 trillion and unfunded liabilities of $127 trillion. In 1964 President Johnson declared a War on Poverty. At that time the poverty level was about 14 %. The US Census Bureau, this week will release poverty figures of 14%. From 1964 to present the tax payer was forced to pay $22 trillion to achieve what? 109 million Americans are on welfare, 92 million are not in the workforce and the median income has decreased by $4,000 per year. What does the future hold?

  2. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    $0.00

    Simple mechanics. War on Anything and you increase that "thing."

    America has had so many "wars" on things and all of them have failed. I wonder if this is by design. Certainly, the bureaucrats have more power to funnel and channel funds away from the people who worked for those funds. Such wars have so poor a track record, they need to be repealed.

    But there's more going on here than meets the eye. That should be obvious to anyone who has studied history, current events and news media across multiple sources (not just the Mainstream Media sources).

    Simple critical thinking applied to the language of the media shows that we are being manipulated in an Orwellian manner. Take war as a "peacekeeping action," for instance. Since when has war ever been peace anything? War is never peace, except in George Orwell's _1984_ and the American media.

    War on Drugs? Big Wall Street banks were caught laundering money for drug cartels -- fined hundreds of millions of dollars, but no bankers went to jail for such criminal activity. Ouch!

    Empirical evidence shows this War on Poverty doesn't work. But it also reveals the possibility that other forces may be at work -- corruption taking advantage of the knee-jerk reaction of public and legislators to media stimuli. "OMG! Poverty is ruining America. We have to do something about it." "OMG! The Housing Bubble burst in 2008. If we don't prop up the corrupt bankers and keep them out of jail, the whole world will go down the toilet."

    It all keeps getting more and more insane.

    Now, the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave is actually Land of the Slave (legislated tyranny starting with the unPatriot Act) and Home of the Coward (oh, please protect me from the boogie man).

    As Franklin said, those who give up a little liberty for security deserve neither. And that's exactly what America has done.

    Perhaps a bigger reason for doing away with this legislated "compassion," is that compassion should be individual responsibility, not offloaded to the Nanny Tyranny. Personal responsibility has been eroded on multiple fronts for more than a century, especially in America.

    1. Marisaupa profile image59
      Marisaupaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Zero, I agree wholeheartedly. It is amazing how fast self-responsibility would increase if people were allowed to hit real bottoms; unlike now when so called poverty households include cable TV, multiple vehicles, cell phones, etc.

    2. cjhunsinger profile image72
      cjhunsingerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lone77--"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." B. Franklin credited. No war on poverty we would be $3 trillion in the black.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)