Poverty in America, or in any society, is something of a bottomless pit and can never be completely eliminated without a change of principles and moral values; it is a deep, dark, spiritual black hole that cannot be filled no matter how much money, resources and wealth are poured into it. This has been this nation's experience since the 1960s when Lyndon Johnson (radicalizing FDR's New Deal) launched his ill-fated "unconditional War on Poverty" whose impossible goal was to abolish this "evil" through wealth transfers, handouts and a plethora of anti-poverty programs*.
*FDR in his 1935 State of the Union warned against the destructive moral and spiritual effects of government dependency and relief programs...which LBJ completely ignored believing that government spending was key to ending poverty.
Indeed, since Johnson started his well-meaning war the Federal and` state governments have spent a staggering $15 trillion in trying to vanquish poverty-the largest transfer of wealth from haves to have nots in human history. And what do we have to show for it? The poverty pit is no fuller today than it was back then; and we have the plague of social pathologies warned of by FDR..the ugly, depressing microcosm of which is bankrupt, broken Democrat Detroit, the welfare hell hole of the nation.
According to a study by the CATO Institute (see) the national poverty rate one year after Johnson started his ambitious programs was 14.7%. Today in 2013, after Barack Obama (the reckless community divider and agitator for the poor) has spent over $500 billion on food stamps, Obamaphones, welfare handouts and poverty programs, the poverty rate is over 16%, having risen from 14.3% when Obama took office (see).
Do you see what I mean about a bottomless pit? But despite the hard empirical evidence Obama and the Left insanely want to stay the course convinced that too little money has been spent and trillions more are needed to achieve the victory of poverty's unconditional defeat. Mentally stuck in the 1960s when he was born, and after 48 years of failure and $13 trillion spent and mostly wasted, Obama, hell-bent on trying failure all over again, has resurrected LBJ's disastrous War on Poverty, with the Affordable Care Act as the centerpiece of his crackpot scheme.
What is the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) which has the country in turmoil (and killing Obama's approval rating) because of his colossal blunders and unstoppable, serial, credibility ruining lies? Simply put the ACA is DIVISIVE SOCIALIST CLASS WARFARE by health care means; it is warfare on behalf of those Americans living in poverty (the 16%) who can't afford health insurance against everyone else (the 84%) who can afford it...and are now being forced to subsidize them.
As Obama and the Left have repeatedly said, "In a country as wealthy as the US no one should be without health insurance." By "no one" of course they mean the poor and disadvantaged who can't afford insurance and are believed by the Left to have an absolute moral right to it (based on nothing but emotion and mindless bleeding for the poor as victims of some mysterious injustice, instead of their own poor values and lifestyle). Obamacare is specially designed to enrich the poor at a cost to everyone else regardless of the consequences to the weak economy and the plight of the middle class-whose declining fortunes Obama pledged to restore.
ACA is a huge, unprecedented wealth transfer program thinly disguised by our deceitful prez as health care heaven: better, less costly, higher quality health care for all Americans where no one loses and everyone wins-while bending the entitlement cost curve and saving the nation from fiscal ruin. But the 85% do lose and lose big as Obamacare hurts and penalizes them with higher premiums, deductibles and taxes for daring to have what low income folks "unfairly" lack and must have "if society is truly fair and just." And as for bending the bankrupting entitlement cost curve Obamacare is failing at that as well. From Obama's pledge to keep costs under $1 trillion that's now skyrocketed to $2.6 trillion and climbing.
In short, Obamacare is class warfare, and a revival and continuation of LBJ's failed War on Poverty (its last hurrah), disguised as the solution to fix our broken health care system for the good of all-when it's just another transfer of America's wealth into a black hole that will make the nation (rich, poor and middle class) collectively poorer with everyone worse off.
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