How's this for a poverty agenda....<quoted text>
The battle over unemployment benefits and the minimum wage has ignited a broader debate over whether Republicans should roll out a new poverty agenda. The Post’s Philip Rucker and Robert Costa report that Republican lawmakers are engaged in a debate over how – or whether — to roll out an agenda designed to address “mounting concerns over economic fairness and the growing gap between the rich and the poor,” which will be increasingly important in 2014.
The policy specifics being discussed by Republicans have already been widely dissected. Josh Barro argues Republicans don’t have any ideas designed to deal with the slack labor market or stagnating wages. Ed Kilgore notes that the ideas being discussed are just about disabling or liberating people from government, rather than improving it. Brian Beutler notes that conservatives never seem to get around to explaining how they would help the poor. Steve Benen decries the same old “tax breaks and privatization schemes.”
Beyond the specifics, however, this nugget in the Post piece jumps out:
For the GOP, the challenge is to move beyond the rhetoric of past campaigns and focus on specific policies showing the party would be effective on behalf of the poor. While some leading Republican figures are developing their own policy prescriptions in anticipation of the 2016 presidential race, there is little consensus within the party about a shared poverty agenda.[...]
…there is deep disagreement among Republican leaders and strategists over whether to embrace an economic-mobility agenda in the 2014 midterm campaigns. Some Republicans are wary of doing so, seeing it as playing on Democrats’ home turf, and think they are better off drawing voters’ attention to the rocky rollout of the health-care law and other problems plaguing Obama.
End all welfare. There are 30+ million illegal aliens here. If you want a job, take one of those jobs. Work or starve.
If you notice, every poverty area looks like a goddam garbage dump. People who won't even get off their asses to clean up their own neighborhood will never be worth anything, and their living standard will always be poverty. It's like putting a school in front of them. They see it. They go sit inside it. But they are just too lazy to use it. If the average person in any ghetto had the initiative to just clean up their own neighborhood, then they wouldn't be living in poverty. They would also be the type of culture that accepted the reality that working gets you out of poverty.
You won't change anything by wasting your money investing in people who won't even get off their asses to clean up around them.
You're an idiot dupe.