The Poverty Myth: Social Justice Is About Bringing the Top Down

This present administration is prepping the poor to vote for him this November. The dependency vote is big for Democrats. The “moochers” as radio personality Neal Boortz calls them, have learned how to game the system to their benefit. It’s like playing a slot machine that always pays.

Then there’s the black vote. We know that more than 90 percent of blacks vote Democrat because they believe the Party’s policies lift them up economically. Add to the mix that Obama’s black, and it’s a slam dunk.

A new study shows that “that the 46 million living below the so-called ‘poverty line’ live and spend pretty much like everyone else.” Consider the following:

Forget the image of Appalachia or rundown ghettos: A collection of federal household consumption surveys collected by pollster Scott Rasmussen finds that 74 percent of the poor own a car or truck, 70 percent have a VCR, 64 percent have a DVD [player], 63 percent have cable or satellite, 53 percent have a video game system, 50 percent have a computer, 30 percent have two or more cars and 23 percent use TiVo.

The government defines poverty one way for political purposes. They need more people in the poverty class in order to funnel money to them to make them dependent on government. What incentive is there for the poor to vote against their personal financial interests? Almost none.

Consider these statistics from two recent Department of Agriculture surveys cited in Rasmussen’s new book “The People’s Money”:

  • On an average day, just 1 percent of households have someone who is forced to miss a meal.
  • On any day, children are hungry in .25 percent of U.S. homes. [That’s ¼ of one percent.]
  • 96 percent of poor parents say their children were never hungry during the year because they couldn’t afford food.
  • 83 percent of the poor said they have enough to eat.

It’s not that there aren’t real poor families in America, but it’s not the numbers that Liberals throw at us. The food stamp crisis is due in part to recruitment. You’ve heard the commercials on the radio on how “you may be eligible for food stamps.”

Read the article “I Got Food Stamps and So Can You!” by an industrious student who showed how easy it is for college students to get an EBT card:

Approximately one month after I had received the first letter from [the Department of Human Services], another letter found its way to my mailbox from the Department of Human Services. I opened it up to find an EBT card with my name on it, instructions on how to activate and use the card, and the amount I could access on it per month — 200 dollars. Nothing followed-up my interview, other than the evidently pointless letter I received during the previous month.   No one ever asked for a copy of my birth certificate or Social Security card, nor for my student identification card. I answered all of their questions truthfully, but how were they to know that I was who I said I was?  Is it really this simple to obtain welfare benefits here in the United States?

As she shows, yes it is, and for a very good reason: A dependent voter is an obligated voter.