Government Has Created a ‘Poverty Trap’

I wouldn’t call it a poverty trap I would call it a perfect plan coming together. Social entitlements are designed to keep people on the govt dole where additional entitlements are offered that makes it less appealing to get off of them vs taking a job. How many times have we heard about people making off better on unemployment rather than taking a part-time job!?

Social entitlements are the brainchild of the progressive movement for power, control and money. It’s like a drug and the power elite know as long as they have the masses hooked they stay in power building their little kingdoms on the backs of the working class. The fact that we have people in office for over 20+ years is proof of this. Americans in poverty struck areas have been down and out in the corner because those that pander to them with free stuff do nothing to move them out! It’s not a trap that one just gets stuck in. It is planned by elitists where this regime is putting it on steroids to keep Americans down and out permanently with the help of obamacare and anti-capitalist policies.

Ryan: Welfare programs making poverty worse
by Erik Wasson|The Hill
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday issued a 204-page critique of federal anti-poverty programs that concludes many of them are redundant, counterproductive and in need of reform.

“Federal programs are not only failing to address the problem. They are also in some significant respects making it worse,” the report states.

The report finds the federal poverty rate is at 15 percent, a drop of only 2.5 percentage points since President Lyndon Johnson launched a war on poverty 50 years ago. The poverty rate has remained high despite the government spending $799 billion on 92 programs to combat poverty in fiscal 2012, including $200 billion in cash aid and $300 billion on healthcare.

On food stamps, the report says the $78 billion per year program “reduces poverty — but not by much.” It argues that food stamps discourage work and only lowered poverty from 17.6 percent to 16.1 percent in fiscal 2012.

“Clearly, we can do better,” Ryan said. “We can rework these federal programs and help families in need lead lives of dignity.”..more