All raising minimum wage does anyway is reduce the value of the paychecks above
minimum wage and trigger inflation. It's a nice gesture, but completely
useless in resolving poverty. I agree with Brooks, we need to be looking at the
social causes which people don't want to talk about, because married
people, people who graduate high school, or college, generally do better and
have more upward mobility than those who do not marry, or graduate.
Actions have consequences, and people who make bad decisions, including unwed
parenthood, will inevitably suffer bad consequences.That is their
problem, not mine, and I hugely resent their entitlement mentality that makes
them believe that taxpayers who make smart decisions somehow owe them money to
fix the problems of their own making.Rewarding bad behavior and bad
decisions only perpetuates the problem. People need to learn from their bad
decisions, and thus educate others to avoid making similar mistakes.Heartless? No, very compassionate! This would be trying to fix the root
cause of the problem, not hide it by seizing the assets of hard working people
to cover the symptoms resulting from bad decisions.
Of course there is income inequality! People are inherently unequal in
abilities, capacities, talents, opportunities, and motivation. So what? Each
individual does the best with what s/he can. It is not, nor has it
ever been, the constitutional role of government to make them more equal, only
to "regulate," which means "to make regular," to prevent illegal
barriers to freedom.
Didn't Johnson war on poverty solve any of the issues? Nope. The left
thinks it's a success, because they stole from producers to give to those
who don't produce for themselves. That's not a success story.
That's shifting incoming water from the front of the Titanic to the back,
to make sure the ship sinks evenly.Instead of just handing out
condoms to children and tell them to have fun and explore. Why don't we
educate them. Explain how sex works. Explain the costs of having a baby. Explain
the responsibilities they need. Explain to the girl that she should pick a mate
that will help her. Explain to the boy that he needs to be responsible for his
actions. Explain that when they produce children before they're ready to
have them, they will most likely fail to become their full potential in life.Instead the left feels the solution isto subsidize abortions and
encourage our children to slaughter their children.What countries in the past,
does that sound like? Does it sound any better under the banner of "womens
choice" or "our bodies our choice"?As if sex wasn't a choice.
@DN Subscriber"people who make bad decisions, including unwed
parenthood,"This is something I never understand (not
specifically you necessarily but the comment made me think of it). One would
think pro-lifers would be more encouraging of women facing difficult situations
who chose life.
I dont mind giving of what I have, but I certainly don't need some top
heavy ineffective blob (our federal govt as a whole) telling me how to do it.I would rather donate through unquestionable sources where those who need and
are willing to make an effort are given what they need to help them prosper and
@DN Subscriber, You say people who make bad choices including unwed parenthood
will suffer the consequences. That also applies to a State and taxpayers who do
not want to educate teenagers at school with sex education. Some parents
don't have an open relationship with their children to be able to talk
about sex. Radical Conservatives want to be naïve and think that our
children will never have sex as long as they aren't influenced or have the
perfect little family. Having this mind setting will make all tax payers suffer
the consequences for their actions.
Well many of the commentators here are down on single mothers and having their
tax dollars go towards supporting any of the offspring.It is what it is!
Single motherhood is here and expanding. All the anger and shame directed
towards single mothers isn't reducing the problem or childhood poverty.Many women are just forgoing childbearing and our birthrate replacement is
down. Why not be happy for the solo moms who are daring to have a child as they
are increasing our nations birthrate.The outrageous cost of weddings,
student loan debt, the economy and high cost housing are all scaring our young
people away from marriage, hence single motherhood.So, it is what it is!
This is our new reality.