Webster

The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rants...

I have a couple of things that I wish to comment about.  The porkulus II A.K.A Obunglers new jobs bill He talks about payroll tax cuts for 1 year...to a business that ain't crap.  It will expire around the time of the elections...
       You notice that the people behind him on the podium were teachers, police and firemen.  All gov't employee members.  Oh wait his jobs bill has money to give to the states to help them keep their payroll....or basically keep the union employees working and the contributions to the democrats coming  while adding billions to our debt that our kids will have to pay off.
     How about that infrastructure repair....Obungler had signed an executive order last year that stated that all infrastructure paid by the feds have to use union labor.  Another payoff to his base.
  Our kids and grandkids will have to deal with this.
    I saw a newspaper article about the poor increasing the most since 1983. 
When talking about “poverty” in America, I put the word in quotes because the average “poor” American is struggling to pay their cable bill, not put food on the table.  In other words, our definition of poverty in America is an absurdity.  Our method of defining “living in poverty” came from the Social Security Administration on instructions from Lyndon Johnson.  Johnson needed statistics that would help him push his “Great (welfare) Society.”  Funny though, of you ever looked at poverty statistics in America, you will notice that “poverty” declined every single year, since they started tracking in the 1950s.  That was every single year … until Lyndon Johnson implemented his “Great Society!”  Now the rate has always bounced between 12 and 15%.
Notice that none of these stories about the 2010 poverty statistics actually describe what it means to be “living in poverty” in America.  That’s because this picture does not fit into their convenient storyline.  Our government’s definition of poverty is absurd -- hence the quotation marks.  Here’s a look at what it’s like to live in “poverty” in the United States:
  • The typical “poor” household in America has a car
  • 78% of “poor” households in America have air conditioning
  • 64% of “poor” households in America have cable or satellite TV .. most have two TVs, along with a DVD player and  VCR
  • Most “poor” households in America with children have a gaming system such as an Xbox or PlayStation
  • 38% of “poor” households in America have a personal computer
  • Most “poor” households in America have a refrigerator, an oven and stove, and a microwave. They also have other household appliances such as a clothes washer, clothes dryer, ceiling fans, a cordless phone, and a coffee maker.
  • The typical “poor” American has more living space than the average European.
  • The typical “poor” American family is able to obtain medical care when needed.
  • The average “poor” household in America claims to have sufficient funds to meet all essential needs.
Now do you understand why news reporters aren’t rushing to find the nearest “poor” person?  I just feel truly sorry for those people in America who are actually, legitimately poor.  We can’t focus on them because we are too busy worrying about these households filled with cars, TVs, video games and refrigerators.
As of 2010, the poverty line was drawn at $22,314 (pre-tax) for a family of four.  But there is one key element that we are forgetting – by and large these people are also part of the Moocher Class.  This $22,314 in pre-tax income does not include any benefits or government handouts.  Remember … in America you can do as well working one week a month at minimum wage as you can working $60,000-a-year, full-time, high-stress job.  That’s right, " ."A 1 parent family of 3 making minimum wage of $ 14,000 dollars a year has more disposible income than a person making $60,000 a year"  Means-test welfare assistance is on track to top $10 trillion in this decade alone!  Sure sucks to be “poor” in America, doesn’t it?

     

     

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