Black Americans have not advanced because of the policies of the libs that want to keep them in poverty so that they will get their vote.<quoted text>I love these comments that call this guy a racist... the guy is telling the democratic party that it has done essentially nothing to make Black Americans any better off than when they were a victim of Democratic slavery. Everything he said was the truth... you may not like it but that's the reality made by democrats.
Liberals don’t talk in terms of the actual consequences of their policies, when it is so much more pleasant to think in terms of wonderful goals and lofty rhetoric.
"Income inequality has long been one of the liberals’ favorite issues. So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year. If nothing else, it is a much-needed distraction from the disasters of Obamacare and the various IRS, Benghazi, and other Obama-administration scandals.
Like so many other favorite liberal issues, income inequality is seldom discussed in terms of the actual consequences of liberal policies. When you turn from eloquent rhetoric to hard facts, the hardest of those facts is that income inequality has actually increased during five years of Barack Obama’s leftist policies.
When you make it unnecessary for many people to work, fewer people work. Unprecedented numbers of Americans are on the food-stamp program. Unprecedented numbers are also living off government “disability” payments.
There is a sweeping array of other government subsidies that together allow many people to receive greater benefits than they could earn by working at low-skilled jobs. Is it surprising that the labor-force participation rate is lower than it has been in decades?
In short, when people don’t have to earn incomes, they are less likely to earn incomes — or, at least, to earn incomes in legal & visible ways that could threaten their government benefits.
Most of the households in the bottom 20% of income earners have nobody working. There are more heads of household working full-time and year-round in the top 5% than in the bottom 20%.
What this means statistically is that liberals can throw around numbers on how many people are living in “poverty” defined in terms of income received not in terms of goods & services provided by the government.
Most Americans living in “poverty” have AC, a car, and other amenities including more living space than the average person in Europe — not the average poor person in Europe, the average person."