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

Sep 23, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Erie Times News

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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Sep 24, 2012
 
Au Rasoir wrote:
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1. Multigenerational poverty is a myth that doesn't exist.

Welfare reform in the clinton era stopped that

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Welfare Costs of Single-Parent Families

The federal government operates over 80 means-tested welfare programs that provide cash, food, housing, medical care, and targeted social services to poor and low-income persons.[10]

In fiscal year 2011, federal and state governments spent over $450 billion on means-tested welfare for low-income families with children.

Roughly three-quarters of this welfare assistance, or $330 billion, went to single-parent families. Most non-marital births are currently paid for by the taxpayers through the Medicaid system, and a wide variety of welfare assistance will continue to be given to the mother and child for nearly two decades after the child is born.

On average, the means-tested welfare costs for single parents with children amount to around $30,000 per household per year.
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Sep 24, 2012
 
For example, when President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in 1964, 93 percent of children born in the United States were born to married parents.

Since that time, births within marriage have declined sharply.

In 2010, only 59 percent of all births in the nation occurred to married couples.

The flip side of the decline in marriage is the growth in the out-of-wedlock childbearing birth rate, meaning the percentage of births that occur to women who are not married when the child is born.[3]

As Chart 3 shows, throughout most of U.S. history, out-of-wedlock childbearing was rare.

When the War on Poverty began in the mid-1960s, only 6 percent of children were born out of wedlock.

Over the next four and a half decades, the number rose rapidly. In 2010, 40.8 percent of all children born in the U.S. were born outside of marriage.[4]

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012...

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"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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Sep 24, 2012
 
I blame it on one half black man.

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LASER-LIKE FOCUS:

OBAMA‘S JOBS COUNCIL HASN’T MET IN SIX MONTHS

Hey, remember all those times we were told President Obama was focused like a laser (or something) on jobs?

Yeah, we remember that too.

Say, it must be awfully difficult to address the nation’s unemployment when, you know, your jobs council hasn’t met in six months.

Yes, you read that correctly:

the president‘s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness hasn’t met since January 17.

“Coming off the worst quarter of job-creation in two years, and with the worst jobs record of any president in modern history, it’s clear President Obama has failed to live up to his promises,” said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul.

With unemployment at 8.2 percent (and real unemployment much worse than that), some may think it rather odd that the president can find time to do back-to-back-to-back-to-back fundraisers and play his 100th round of golf but not find time to meet with this jobs panel.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-obamas ...
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Sep 25, 2012
 
Is that republican fear I scent on the wind? It smells like... victory!

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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

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

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Sep 25, 2012
 
TaxNoMore wrote:
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It's easy to blame all the poverty problems on the supposed insufficiencies of black people
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I blame it on one half black man.
Unemployment rates rose in 44 US states in July
WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in 44 U.S. states in July, the most states to show a monthly increase in more than three years and a reflection of weak hiring nationwide.
The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in only two states and were unchanged in four.
Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/08/17/2259 ...
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I'm Barack Hussein Øbama and I approve this message.
That's funny. Have you seen this?

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/05...

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Sep 25, 2012
 
info please wrote:
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50% over all 90% among blacks. We don't blame blacks we blame their white masters in the democrap party who created welfare to buy their votes (see: president LB Johnson) and destroyed their culture in the process.
The great experiment to learn what happens when all the material needs of a person is met and all moral obligations are erased has been a finished.
We learn they will vote democrat and contribute nothing else.
Ok, wait, 50 percent of all marriages fail, and somehow, that's proof, that lack of black marriages,(12 percent of the population by the way), is ruining a country of almost 400 million people???

Go back to middle school and learn how to add!!!

12 percent of 400000000,(us pop.) is about 48 million.

The remainder of the population (minus blacks) is about 350 million.

split that number in half, and you get around 176 million split households and single parent families. There are nearly FOUR times as many split white households in America!

I fail to see your point...tthat is, outside the fact that you're a fearmonger. Oh, wait....

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Sep 25, 2012
 
Barry wrote:
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Worthless. His policies have produced almost no jobs. At this point in Reagan's first term, he had created millions of jobs, Obama; just a few thousand. A horrible record.
Barry, you suck. Any idiot chatterbox can spit out complaints, but geez, do you have any facts to back you up?
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Au Rasoir wrote:
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Barry, you suck. Any idiot chatterbox can spit out complaints, but geez, do you have any facts to back you up?
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Nation’s children push back against Michelle Obama-backed school lunch regs

Children and parents across the country are fed up with the restrictive new school meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the

“Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,”

which has long been touted by first lady Michelle Obama.

The standards — which cap meal calories at 650 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, at 700 calories for middle school students and 850 for high school students — also dictate the number of breads, proteins, vegetables and fruits children are allowed per meal.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/22/nations-chi ...

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Interestingly, though, the revolt over feta cheese and vegetables might not come to Sidwell Friends, the elite private school the Obama kids attend in Washington, D.C.

September 25, 2012

MS/US
French Mushroom Soup
Classic Caesar Salad
Boston Bean Salad
Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza
Variety Flatbread Pizza
Variety Veggie Flatbread Pizzas
Sauteed Local Greens
Sliced Melon

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Sep 25, 2012
 
Au Rasoir wrote:
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?
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As long as immigration benefits you, you're ok with it, right?

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Democratic Party's Celebration of Illegal Immigration Demonstrates Contempt for Our Laws, Charges FAIR

"In choosing to have someone who defiantly remains present in the United States in violation of federal law address the convention during prime time is nothing more than a celebration of lawlessness.

And by celebrating illegal immigration, the Democratic Party is sending a clear message that our immigration laws are not only inconsequential, but that the people who break our laws are heroes," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR.

"Lost in the Democrats' celebration of those who break our laws is any acknowledgment of the impact of illegal immigration on American workers and taxpayers, or the responsibility of parents who bring their kids the United States illegally."

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It's funny how your political concerns hinge largely on nonwhite minorities.
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Au Rasoir wrote:
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?
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As long as immigration benefits you, you're ok with it, right?

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Appropriations

See also: Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund

FY2003 Supplemental: Operation Iraqi Freedom: Passed April 2003; Total $78.5 billion,$54.4 billion Iraq War

FY2004 Supplemental: Iraq and Afghanistan Ongoing Operations/Reconstruction: Passed November 2003; Total $87.5 billion,$70.6 billion Iraq War

FY2004 DoD Budget Amendment:$25 billion Emergency Reserve Fund (Iraq Freedom Fund): Passed July 2004, Total $25 billion,$21.5 billion (estimated) Iraq War

FY2005 Emergency Supplemental: Operations in the War on Terror; Activities in Afghanistan; Tsunami Relief: Passed April 2005, Total $82 billion,$58 billion (estimated) Iraq War

FY2006 Department of Defense appropriations: Total $50 billion,$40 billion (estimated) Iraq War.

FY2006 Emergency Supplemental: Operations Global War on Terror; Activities in Iraq & Afghanistan: Passed February 2006, Total $72.4 billion,$60 billion (estimated) Iraq War

FY2007 Department of Defense appropriations:$70 billion(estimated) for Iraq War-related costs[4][5]

FY2007 Emergency Supplemental (proposed)$100 billion

FY2008 Bush administration has proposed around $190 billion for the Iraq War and Afghanistan[6]

FY2009 Obama administration has proposed around $130 billion in additional funding for the Iraq War and Afghanistan.[7]

FY2011 Obama administration proposes around $159.3 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.[8

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we need the money here, the war is bleeding our country.........

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Looks like two wars are cheaper than 12 million illegals

-or-

is it 20 million?, I lost count.

Illegal Immigration Costs U.S.$113 Billion a Year, Study Finds

By Ed Barnes

The cost of harboring illegal immigrants in the

United States is a staggering $113 billion a year -

- an average of $1,117 for every “native-headed” household in America -- according to a study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

The study, a copy of which was provided to FoxNews.com ,

“is the first and most detailed look at the costs of illegal immigration ever done,”

says Bob Dane, director of communications at FAIR, a conservative organization that seeks to end almost all immigration to the U.S.
FAIR's opponents in the bitter immigration debate describe the organization as "extremist," though it is regularly called upon to testify before Congress.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/02/immigrat ...

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