posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 06:38 PM
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Whats the use of handing 47 Million poor people money? Educate them on how to make make it for themselves. Handing them a 1000 each wont help their
situation, it might worsen it.
Throwing money at a problem has not proven effective throughout History. Billionaires already through money at all kinds of philanthropy but it
doesn't change anything because the change must come start within the person in need and their immediate community.
Things like food, water, oxygen, are immediate needs items and seeing only long term solutions as appropriate when addressing these needs is pretty
myopic. Thank God that our society is run by better thinkers than that.
No one can be educated if they are chronically hungry, lacking basic shelter, or cut adrift by society to fend for themselves. Well, they can become
educated, but only in how to break through your security defenses and kill off you and your family in direct payback for allowing them to go hungry
and live on the street.
The social contract (that was made by the entire society as a whole with itself, and funded by the tax dollars that our society agreed to pay -
regardless of whether you agree with that contract or not) was made to ensure the survival of the society as a whole, and no matter what the
conservative agenda insists, that contract will never be broken by the American government. To do so would be to ensure the collapse of this society,
as has always been the net result of any society that has turned its back on its most vulnerable citizens.
The French Revolution saw the entire class of successful people marched to their deaths by those who didn't have a pot to piss in. Czarist Russia
evaporated quickly under the onslaught of losers who had finally had enough of the winners among their midst, and between WWI and WWII, Germany showed
how powerful the underclass can become when it sees absolutely no other alternative to yanking everything away from those who simply saw no reason to
bother themselves with the plight of those who couldn't seem to get their act together and become successful.
It took less than a month for the entire Middle East to come apart as the have-nots took everything from the haves and for decades of sectarian rule
to be blown to pieces by people who never had a thing other than sheer numbers and nothing to lose. In this nation, it'd probably happen in weeks if
you got your way and no short term solution existed for penniless people.
If a solution fits on a bumper sticker, then it's wrong. Simple as that.