Blessed Are the Poor For They Get Lots of Free Stuff

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December 27, 2013 5:22 PM

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With all the talk about income inequality and being poor in America, I think a healthy little reminder of  what you get in this country if you’re poor is in order…

  • Free health care in the form of Medicaid.
  • Free food in the form of food stamps.
  • Free money in the form of an Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • Free and reduced  housing in the form of a Section 8 subsidy.
  • Free and reduced higher education in the form of student aid.
  • Free and reduced costs for utilities, day care and other assistance through numerous state and federal programs.

With all this free stuff being given out, courtesy of the producer class, it’s easy to see how a safety net that is supposed to act as a trampoline easily gets turned into a hammock.

 

 

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  • Leane Wells

    I bet we, the American taxpayers, subsidize more in dollars to ~profitable~ corporations, than the few who need those services use. Why don’t we focus on what the corporate business tax code is doing to our country for a change and the amount of ‘taking’ that is costing us.

  • Redigo Gubernatio

    We’re bankrupt and entitlements which is half our spending is exploding. The War on Poverty is $1 TRILLION per year for 49 million people. Do the math: The “poor” in this country live better than 2/3 of western society. Read Heritage Foundation report on poverty. We need to take care of those who can’t help themselves and force the rest to work or get subsidized by family and charity.