Our view: In Erie, we want self-sufficiency, not poverty

Sep 23, 2012 Full story: Erie Times News 23

News that the city of Erie's poverty rate has declined, even as the percentage of children in poverty has grown, presents an opportunity for reflection and action.

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TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#1 Sep 24, 2012
The poverty rate for Erie children under 18 was measured at 47.3 percent in 2011, up from 43.1 percent in 2010.

"It's very disconcerting," says Erie schools Superintendent Jay Badams.

"Whatever recovery we're experiencing in our economy has not found its way to our impoverished kids and families."

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The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies
Kay S. Hymowitz

Read through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject:

1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and

2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city.

By now, these facts shouldn’t be hard to grasp.

Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers.

Those mothers are far more likely than married mothers to be poor, even after a post-welfare-reform decline in child poverty.

They are also more likely to pass that poverty on to their children.

Sophisticates often try to dodge the implications of this bleak reality by shrugging that single motherhood is an inescapable fact of modern life, affecting everyone from the bobo Murphy Browns to the ghetto “baby mamas.”

Not so; it is a largely low-income—and disproportionately black—phenomenon.

The vast majority of higher-income women wait to have their children until they are married.

http://www.city-journal.org/html/15_3_black_f ...
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#2 Sep 24, 2012
Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems.

More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty.

Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.

In order to break the Democrats’ stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party’s economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats.

We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.

http://www.humanevents.com/2006/08/16/why-mar ...
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#3 Sep 24, 2012
"War on Poverty" and healthcare reform

In 1964, upon Johnson's request, Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1964 and the Economic Opportunity Act, which was in association with the war on poverty.

Johnson set in motion bills and acts,[64]

creating programs such as

Head Start,

food stamps,

Work Study,

Medicare

and Medicaid, which still exist today.

“I’ll have those n**-gers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

- Lyndon B. Johnson

“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness.

Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”

—Lyndon B. Johnson

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"It's very disconcerting," says Erie schools Superintendent Jay Badams.

"Whatever recovery we're experiencing in our economy has not found its way to our impoverished kids and families."
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#4 Sep 24, 2012
Welfare At All-Time High Under Obama

A record 5.4 million workers have applied for federal disability checks since President Obama took office, according to a news report that cites recent government figures.

This is straining already-stretched government finances while posing a long-term economic threat by creating an ever-growing pool of permanently dependent working-age Americans, the report says.

Since the recession supposedly ended in mid 2009, the number of people who have applied for disability benefits is double the job growth figure, according the report which includes an informative chart.

In just the first four months of this year, 539,000 joined the disability rolls and more than 725,000 applied for the federal benefit.

That means nearly 11 million people are on disability, according to the Social Security Administration.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2012/04/wel ...

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I'm Barack Hussein Obama and I approve this message.
Poor on the Shore

United States

#5 Sep 24, 2012
Of course all our jobs being outsourced to "right to work for less" states by the likes of Robmey and Bain Capitalists have nothing to do with it.
I'm looking forward to seeing Robmey crushed in Nov.!
Queen Ann Robmey

United States

#7 Sep 24, 2012
Factoid wrote:
It's funny how the ETN wants self sufficiency and then turns around and supports obama, the epitome of govt dependence.
"Stop it! This is hard"!

Wrong, Ann. Trying to live on minimum wage is hard. Sleeping on the sidewalk is hard.
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#8 Sep 24, 2012
Queen Ann Robmey wrote:
<quoted text>
"Stop it! This is hard"!
Wrong, Ann. Trying to live on minimum wage is hard. Sleeping on the sidewalk is hard.
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God's punishment for ignorance is minimum wage.

God hates you.
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#9 Sep 24, 2012
Poor on the Shore wrote:
Of course all our jobs being outsourced to "right to work for less" states by the likes of Robmey and Bain Capitalists have nothing to do with it.
I'm looking forward to seeing Robmey crushed in Nov.!
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Obama Administration Outsourced Jobs with Stimulus Funding

“As long as I’m president, I will keep fighting to make sure jobs are located here in the United States of America,” said Obama.

...
...

However, Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus spending law--the $787 billion American Recovery and Reivnestment Act--gave millions of federal dollars to foreign companies or funded domestic companies that built factories in foreign countries or bought foreign products.

For example, there is the North Carolina LED manufacturer Cree Inc. Cree was awarded $39 million through a stimulus-funded tax credit program in January 2010. However, half of the company’s employees are in China and the company opened a manufacturing plant in Huizhou City, China in November 2009, according to an article in the industry publication LEDs Magazine.

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Another example of stimulus outsourcing is Japanese wind energy firm Eurus Energy, whose U.S. subsidiary, Eurus Energy America, received $91 million in stimulus funds to build a wind farm in Texas, according to a 2010 report from American University. That wind farm reportedly was built with wind turbines manufactured by another Japanese company – Mitsubishi.

“Eurus Energy America, the U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese firm, received $91 million in stimulus money for its Bull Creek wind farm in Texas. The farm consists of 180 Mitsubishi turbines,” the American University report said.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-adminis...

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Of course all our jobs being outsourced to "right to work for less" states by the likes of Robmey and Bain Capitalists
colored crosby

Erie, PA

#10 Sep 24, 2012
Queen Ann Robmey wrote:
<quoted text>
"Stop it! This is hard"!
Sleeping on the sidewalk is hard.
Get a pillow ......? Obabma will pass them out when re elected and all of the people depend on him.
Chitt Onmey

United States

#11 Sep 24, 2012
I say, Ann! After the morning swim in. The money filled pool, I'm off to the Caymans to go "hunting for humans"! They just restocked the preserve with fresh homeless!

Since: Sep 12

Erie, PA

#12 Sep 24, 2012
It's easy to blame all the poverty problems on the supposed insufficiencies of black people. That way, at least the downtrodden can use it as an excuse to feel good about themselves. But in reality, it's not really that simple. Tons of whites are out of work. Many of them educated. And, as far as voting goes, blacks really shouldn't be much of a problem... Blacks are only 12 percent of the population. A tenth of the voters (most inactive) really don't turn the tide all that much.

Since: Sep 12

Erie, PA

#13 Sep 24, 2012
TaxNoMore wrote:
The poverty rate for Erie children under 18 was measured at 47.3 percent in 2011, up from 43.1 percent in 2010.
"It's very disconcerting," says Erie schools Superintendent Jay Badams.
"Whatever recovery we're experiencing in our economy has not found its way to our impoverished kids and families."
..........
The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies
Kay S. Hymowitz
Read through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject:
1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and
2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city.
By now, these facts shouldn’t be hard to grasp.
Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers.
Those mothers are far more likely than married mothers to be poor, even after a post-welfare-reform decline in child poverty.
They are also more likely to pass that poverty on to their children.
Sophisticates often try to dodge the implications of this bleak reality by shrugging that single motherhood is an inescapable fact of modern life, affecting everyone from the bobo Murphy Browns to the ghetto “baby mamas.”
Not so; it is a largely low-income—and disproportionately black—phenomenon.
The vast majority of higher-income women wait to have their children until they are married.
http://www.city-journal.org/html/15_3_black_f ...
1. Multigenerational poverty is a myth that doesn't exist. Welfare reform in the clinton era stopped that

2. Collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city?? Bullshit! HALF of ALL marriages in the country fail, and more kids EVERYWHERE are raised by single moms! Collapse of the nuclear family is a nationwide trend that started loooong ago! But again... if you blame it on the blacks, everything will be fine....
bubba

Lakeland, FL

#14 Sep 24, 2012
Au Rasoir wrote:
It's easy to blame all the poverty problems on the supposed insufficiencies of black people. That way, at least the downtrodden can use it as an excuse to feel good about themselves. But in reality, it's not really that simple. Tons of whites are out of work. Many of them educated. And, as far as voting goes, blacks really shouldn't be much of a problem... Blacks are only 12 percent of the population. A tenth of the voters (most inactive) really don't turn the tide all that much.
But blacks DON'T want to work,they would rather freeload as much as they can!
Mr Ed

United States

#15 Sep 24, 2012
Queen Ann Robmey wrote:
<quoted text>
"Stop it! This is hard"!
Wrong, Ann. Trying to live on minimum wage is hard. Sleeping on the sidewalk is hard.
Ann does your poor boom boom hurt while riding on a $20,000 saddle?
Fred

Erie, PA

#16 Sep 24, 2012
Au Rasoir wrote:
<quoted text>
1. Multigenerational poverty is a myth that doesn't exist. Welfare reform in the clinton era stopped that
Change that to the era of the Republican controlled congress for accuracy. But au contraire, your boy Obammy has signed an executive order against that also.
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#17 Sep 24, 2012
bubba wrote:
<quoted text>But blacks DON'T want to work,they would rather freeload as much as they can!
How many whites play the lottery?
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#18 Sep 24, 2012
TaxNoMore, play the lottery?
buck owens

United States

#27 Sep 25, 2012
Is that republican fear I scent on the wind? It smells like... victory!

Since: Sep 12

Erie, PA

#28 Sep 25, 2012
Tax No More: What are you? Some kind of Repblican automaton? Republican automaton. Prime directive: Spread hate and fear of all minorities.
I see your numbers, but they're as weak as the "just the facts" facade that thinly veils your pent-up hatred and fear-mongering.
It's funny how your political concerns hinge largely on nonwhite minorities.
Yeah, yeah, there are lots of immigrants from Mexico. Government didn't seem to mind when they were just here being exploited for pennies a day.
It's still going on by the way: http://theharvestfilm.com/...
Hmmmm..... Funny, no ultra-conservative,supercompas sionate Republicans are worried about any of this. As long as immigration benefits you, you're ok with it, right?
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#29 Sep 25, 2012
TaxNoMore, know any whites who play the lottery so they can retire to the lazy life?

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