Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by wantsome
The poor people I grew up around never had a chance in this world. It's hard to focus on greater education when your fighting just to
People who have not had to live in "poverty" will never understand what thats like. For those who think it's not that hard to escape those
neighborhoods when you are born into them, they should go there and spend a day, an hour, one minute... and then say that.
And I don't mean drive thru it in your car, but walk in and spend the night in an abandoned house. Listen to the sounds and hear the despair, then
tell me how easy it is to rise above it.
I don't know what you call it today, an "acceptable" term in my day was "ghetto" or "slum". These places were designed to keep people in and
keep them down. They still are. Drugs, gangs, lack of education and gainful employment. Family disfunction, no family at all (except the street),
these are cruel task masters. And you expect people to just "rise above it"? Well, they may not be that strong!
The sad reality is, there is no excuse for poverty and homelessness in America.
As long as there is one homeless person there should be zero immigrants allowed into the country. That way through proper land management, you can
setup people in small pre-fabricated homes. Combined with sensible food and resource policies, it shouldn't be an issue.
The easiest way's to get rid of waste in welfare programs is to get rid of most of the useless bureaucrats. To those that have a problem with social
programs(what can I say, just because I dislike lefties as individual people doesn't mean I am going to cut my nose off to spite my face), you are
nothing but a bunch of murderous butchers.
During the great depression, before welfare existed, roughly 9% of the country starved to death(going by the 12 million figure). That means without
social programs, well over 20 million Americans would of starved to death even with private charity.
With the level of technology we have there is no excuse for it.