political leaders

In 2015, Millions of Americans Live on $2 a Day


 

Content below the red diamonds was first published on: Sep 11, 2015

UPDATE: TODAY IS NOVEMBER 8, 2016.

It’s Election Day in America!

Let’s hope the new POTUS will change this.
~ Looking ahead to 2017?  (O.o) OR
— >  Looking ahead to 2017!!  🙂
Happy Thanksgiving!

 

turkeyWashington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: October 3, 1789*

 

Thursday, Nov 26, 1789 proclaimed a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer”.

red-diamonds

This is a “study” alright. Not sure everything in the article presents a true picture. Can say this, in truth. If a country has a welfare program, then its purpose should be to assist the people who need assistance.

Speaking as a child who was a welfare recipient, can state for a fact that the free food we received kept us from going hungry. In other words, the assistance received was help needed and very much appreciated. But never for one minute did I entertain the thought – “Oh well! Ain’t gonna ever be hungry. Cause the government will provide!”  Not me! Couldn’t wait to reach adulthood. Wanted to get out of those circumstances and not have to rely on gov’t welfare to feed myself or my family.

Now if the country’s leaders (President Clinton or whomever) realized that the welfare system was just creating deadbeats who didn’t work or who worked only just enough to make sure that their government benefits (for which they eligible and qualified for because of their income) didn’t get cut off … if the political leaders decided it was time for was welfare reform, well then they were spot on!

But if they set out to reform the ways and means assisting the needy, made changes and so-called improvements, and the post-welfare program is no better than the pre-welfare program, then … “the poor you will have always with you”.

Linking to an article published in The Atlantic, which is a well-known and highly respected publication.  The article is dated September 2013, as in this is happening NOW!!

According to a study there are 1.5 Million American Households Living on $2.00 Per Day; and … are not receiving government assistance at all. When asked why – evidently, it’s a consequence of welfare reform. What kind of ignorance is this?

poverty-81827_640

 

 

 



Skip to toolbar