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Published: Tuesday, June 10 2014 1:19 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, June 10 2014 1:19 p.m. MDT

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Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

I am confused. All of the liberals that comment on the news articles always tell me that the only way to lift people out of poverty is by giving them stuff and the government caring for them. Now this article shows that the way out of poverty is to start your own business and work for yourself.

Lets see, decades of welfare does nothing, but a few years of women starting businesses pulls them out of poverty. I think that I will choose to emulate the women starting businesses to pull out of poverty.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

This liberal will tell you that way to lift people out of poverty is to free the women from religious dictates, empower them with their own rights over their reproductive cycles, and maybe give them some micro financing. There's no confusion. Empower the women, the first enslaved of and by the clerics. If you do that, society will benefit across the board. It has nothing to do with giving them anything. Except the rights they're owed as members of humanity. For the women of the world, it's not about a handout, nor even a hand up. It's about hands off. They don't need the government caring for them. They just need their fellow human beings to care about them.
I will choose to emulate the women starting businesses to pull their societies out of poverty.

AmPatriot
Taylorsville, UT

One success out of thousands cannot be called a victory or empowerment. The fact is this woman is bonded in servitude with tens of thousands in debts she has to pay before she can pay herself. Being successful has nothing to do with race or gender, its all about personal fortitude and willingness to sacrifice herself and her family. She is far from being richly rewarded, and most of these women in Africa have fallen to corruption in local government and lack of skills and abilities.

There have been independent follow up reports on this program and its a complete failure. The US has no influence or support to this program either, its all done through private independent organizations lending money ($500) to these women with high risk probability of not succeeding.

This is not a US sponsored lie and why its implied as an american program is another failure of the truth.

Copacetic
Logan, UT

Liberals will try hard to put a different spin this (Hutterite really tried).
But the truth is much closer to what Redshirt wrote. When conditions allow people to do for themselves by having the government get out of the way, people will come through.

As for America, even 3rd world countries are now passing up in this regard. Over the past 5 years or so, America has officially become the most heavily taxed business environment in the entire world. On top of that, business red-tape regulations have become very oppressive.

It's little wonder our economy is stagnant and doing almost nothing in terms of growth. When the government takes care of those primary issues, private business will once again flourish and our economy will again lead the world in growth like it did for most of the past century.

Sorry, Liberals. Any other spin on what's really happening regarding business growth (or the lack thereof) just won't cut it. And right now, Obama's lack of knowledge concerning these basic economic principles is greatly hurting our economy and consequently our country.

Hope and change. We can only hope the change happens soon.

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