So president Zero is out and about at some idiot Georgetown gabfest, talking about poverty and the poor. Now, this is odd because we’re told over and over again our economy has recovered.
Let’s look at our recovery in terms of Food Stamp recipients. Remember, the recession started in 2009.
Weird!!! Our “recovery” seems to have put about 15 million more people on food stamps. Some people would think a recovery would mean less people on food stamps now, then when in the depths of the recession.
So, let’s establish the fact that the only thing Zero knows about the poor is how to create more poverty stricken people. But, he still manages to go off the rails even further during his gabfest with a bunch of rich people, talking about the poor. Indeed, he seems to blame Fox News for this…..
From Breitbart …..
Here is the full transcript:
I think that the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. They’re all like, “I don’t want to work. I just want a free Obama Phone, or whatever.” And that becomes an entire narrative that gets worked up. And very rarely do you hear an interview of a waitress, which is much more typical — who is raising a couple of kids and doing everything right but still can’t pay the bills.
And so, if we’re going to change how Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)think, we’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues, and how people’s impressions of what it’s like to struggle in this economy looks like. And how budgets connect to that. And that’s a hard process because that requires a much broader conversation than typically we have on the nightly news.
Interesting. First of all, I highly doubt Zero watches Fox News with any regularity. I don’t watch it at all, any more. I read Fox News online, daily. And, I don’t see that narrative which exists in Zero’s mind. And, I didn’t see that narrative on TV when I used to watch Fox News. They would, on occasion, find the sponges, leeches, and lazy, and expose them, as they should.
But, that’s Zero’s solution …. change the way Fox News reports on the poor. F’n idoit!
You know, I’ve some loved ones who live in poverty. There are a variety of reasons for their poverty and they’re different for each one. But, none of them blame Fox News for their condition.
But, Zero, then outdoes himself in the abject stupidity and ignorance demonstrated above. Apparently, his efforts against Fox News is because he was thwarted by an earlier effort …..
From the NY Times ……
The president said his unsuccessful effort to raise taxes on hedge fund managers was an example of the refusal by conservatives to compromise for the benefit of the poor. He noted that the top 25 hedge fund managers make more than all of the nation’s kindergarten teachers combined. He said that hedge fund managers were not evil, but that Republicans should be willing to tax their incomes at the same level as they do kindergarten teachers’.
“If we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really, this conversation is for show,” Mr. Obama said. He added later, “If we can’t bridge that gap, I suspect we are not going to make as much progress as we need to.”
Well, yes, clearly, taxing hedge fund managers is a solution to poverty. This is because taxing the rich has successfully ended poverty …… never.
But, the start of the second paragraph is telling. To be sure, some people make it rich by chance and luck, rather than skill and effort. A great example of this would be the post-turtle babbling this stupidity. The overwhelming majority of wealthy people are wealthy because they’re driven, skilled, and shrewd.
Apparently, Zero believes the wealthy are wealthy for no other reason than chance. They won a lottery of sorts. While this is typical of a leftard, it indicates there can be no progress made in lowering the amount of people in poverty as long as people like Zero make decisions for the poor.
Here’s what we know by empirical historical data. There will always be some people in poverty, in that how people deem poverty is subjective, and constantly moving. Always will there be some poorer than others, except in a communist state, in which case, all would be equally poor, except for those in high government work. They’re always less poor than the people. We also know taxing the rich doesn’t help the poor in any manner, in any instance. In the same sense, we know that throwing the taxed money at the poor doesn’t alleviate poverty, either. Look at the graph above. Today, we have more programs than ever, supposedly assisting the poor. Yet, we have more than double the Food Stamp recipients than we had in 1990.
Now, as I’ve stated, we’ll always have the poor with us. Mind you, that didn’t come from me, I believe that thought was first expressed by Jesus Christ. But, there are some things we can do to help the poor in this country. We surely could have many meaningful and thought provoking discussions on this subject, but, I think anyone with an operating synapse would agree that the first step to easing the amount of people in poverty in the US should start with stopping the import of poverty stricken people!!!!!!
This isn’t rocket science, this isn’t brain surgery, and this isn’t hard economic theory.