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May 14 2013

MSNBC Discovers Cure for Poverty

Poverty has plagued mankind since before recorded history, but now at last an ingenious solution has been discovered. All we have to do is give people money:

Chris Hayes is what passes for a progressive intellectual at MSNBC. Which makes his simple-minded and manifestly mistaken proposal that much more maddening. Making a peek-a-boo video-clip appearance on [Sunday]'s Melissa Harris-Perry's show, which focused on finding solutions to poverty in America, Hayes was seen holding up a hand-written sign with his solution, reading “Giving people money: It’s actually that easy.”

Hopefully it won’t spoil Hayes’s bid for the Nobel Peace in economics if I point out that this has been tried. Since LBJ’s catastrophic “War on Poverty” was commenced in 1964, the federal government has given people over $15,000,000,000,000.00 that other people worked for, a sum too vast to properly comprehend. This has done nothing to alleviate poverty.

If you want less of something, you tax it. If you want more of something, you subsidize it. Our rulers tax wealth creation and subsidize poverty. The results were predictable to anyone not rendered imbecilic by leftist ideology.

They’re actually that delusional.

On a tip from Clingtomyguns.

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  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Great idea! Let the people give directly to other people; currently the looters take from producers, skim off their cut, pass on a chunk to their pet political groups, and finally deliver whatever is left to the moochers.

  • Sam Adams

    The best way to eliminate poverty is to allow people to enter into private contracts with each other, with as little regulation as possible, and allow them to keep what they earn.

    It’s that easy.

    Case in point…..

    Where can customers find almost anything they want, pay for it with a minimum of government intervention, and seldom have to deal with complaints?

    Ebay.

    People buy, sell, and trade all day. Sellers will do almost anything to keep an excellent rating. Products are delivered quickly. Costs are very reasonable.

    What’s not to like?

  • Sam Adams

    Of course the other problem with giving someone money is that, just like giving them a fish, they are hungry and poor tomorrow. They want more money tomorrow and pretty soon they expect you to give it to them.

    Have you noticed that Steve Jobs never had to beg money from anyone?

    I wonder why that is….

  • Mark Johnson

    This is a spiritual issue:

    What use is money in the hands of a fool since he has no desire to get wisdom.

    Proverbs 17:16

  • Bo-Jangles

    Poverty, deliberate poverty, is just another part of the Left’s plan to control everyone and everything. It’s how they’ve managed to control blacks (and their votes) since LBJ turned America into a socialist society.

    The best solution to eliminate poverty? Go back to the tried and true method of the old south;
    you don’t work, you don’t eat!

  • Jay B.

    What’s even more dangerous than the treasonous leftists like Hussein are these useful idiots sincerely convinced they’re right.

    “Why don’t we give people money? Poverty is gone! I’m a genius!”

  • MicahStone

    “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb (stated BEFORE Chairman Mao instituted the repressive communist totalitarian regime in China [the role model for America's lunatic-left] – so NO d-cRAT socialist is aware of it)

  • DJ

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will waste the rest of his life in a boat drinking beer. ;-)

  • Jeremiah Legacy

    Give a man a fire and he will be warm for a day.
    Set a man on fire and he will be warm the rest of his life.

  • Flu-Bird

    Getting a job without all the stupid regulations and red tape and without having to join some Union to hold a job

  • True Blue

    Brilliant economic policy from yet another leftist ‘brain trust’.
    Okay, so lets just give everyone a million ‘Federal Reserve Fun Bucks’ -then tomorrow, when a loaf of bread costs $25,000 and a gallon of gas is only $49,999 9/10 per gallon, we can all celebrate, right? Did these nitwits graduate from the Zimbabwe school of Economic Dipshitism or what?

  • Flu-Bird

    Theres a cure for A-MESS-NBC and thats BOYCOTT

  • Fawkes News

    Might I point out the United States has the most obese poor people in the history of mankind. If nothing else, it indicates our friend’s “Solution to Poverty” is a solution in search of a problem.

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  • deepred

    Why don’t all the progressive billionaires take sacks of their own money, go to all the inner cities and give their money away? Obama does it with his stash. If he can do it they can do it.

  • SNuss

    “I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

    ― Benjamin Franklin

    Truer words were never spoken.

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