Promoting Self-Sufficiency over Government Welfare is Only Answer to Poverty

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President Lyndon Johnson’s original aim in launching the War on Poverty sought to make the poor self-sufficient, not dependent on government. But after $19 trillion in means-tested-welfare spending, our nation is farther than ever from that original goal.

Putting ever-greater numbers of Americans on welfare is not a mark of success. Although government spending may artificially prop up living standards, it utterly fails in the real task of building self-sufficiency. The growth of welfare is unsustainable, and is no way to promote the authentic well-being of Americans.

Read more at National Review.com

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Claire is an editor of the YoungPatriots website. A 20-something mom, her main concern is how the decisions made in government today will affect the lives of her children when they're her age. She believes passionately in a limited government, a charitable church and a peaceful personal life. In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.
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  • fliteking

    “Welfare Is at an All-Time High ”

    A quick reminder to liberal readers . . . the last time this happened the economy (e·con·o·my) tanked. When needed cuts in welfare were made by conservatives with liberal assistance there was an economy (e·con·o·my) BOOM and everyone benefitted, employment hit an all time high too.

    I know this is a lot for liberals to think about, but if you focus and consider the above you might find it is time for some welfare cuts.