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Are the "Less Fortunate" Less Fortunate?

pastorial Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 9:26 AM
Dennis Prager is no Melvin Kaminsky! Life, liberty and poverty are not Constitutional rights. The final solution to poverty is conservative social engineering and the CCC -Conservative Community Corps. If you are poor, then you can be assigned to a CC Center. You can be given food, housing, and a uniform for some community service
kenle2 Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 10:01 PM
The conservative solution to poverty is self-reliance and passing on the work ethic, lunkhead. That's how the VAST majority of people get along reasonably well financially in this country and have for centuries.

Conservatives have no problem with providing private, voluntary charity for the disabled and children whose parents and guardians can't or won't support them (a pretty small number, actually). What we insist on, however, is that it be called CHARITY and not deemed an entitlement, to which everyone is entitled forever.

pastorial Wrote: Apr 07, 2012 1:09 PM
if conservatives believe in self-reliance,

then why do religious conservatives tell you to be dependent upon God?

speaking of entitlements, are businesses entitled to government subsidies?

In his front-page-of-the-business-section "Economic Scene" column in The New York Times last week, Eduardo Porter wrote, "The United States does less than other rich countries to transfer income from the affluent to the less fortunate."

Think about that sentence for a moment. It ends oddly. Logic dictates that it should have said, "transfer income from the affluent to the less affluent," not the less fortunate.

But for Porter, as for the left generally, those who are not affluent are not merely "less affluent," they are "less fortunate."

Why is this? Why is the leftist division almost always between the "affluent" and...