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.
On a tip from Clingtomyguns.