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Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

@Emperor: Might as well print a couple of paragraphs from your link.

"This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. In January 1964, Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” Since then, the taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson’s war. Adjusted for inflation, that’s three times the cost of all military wars since the American Revolution.

Last year, government spent $943 billion providing cash, food, housing and medical care to poor and low-income Americans. (That figure doesn’t include Social Security or Medicare.) More than 100 million people, or one third of Americans, received some type of welfare aid, at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient. If converted into cash, this spending was five times what was needed to eliminate all poverty in the United States."

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/26/2015 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

> And when I just want to amaze all of you with my intellectual acumen,
> I just post as Yoyo Moi. And I've been in the top five most comments
> for six years running.

...And did I mention I really hate this blog because it's infested with leftist lib'rul loser posters and 9 out of 10 despise me or at least find me annoying even if they agree with my politics but I can't imagine a world where I didn't set them straight 20 times each and every day.

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 08/26/2015 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

BG very funny but is the Washington Times still connected to the Moonies? Not defending them, just curious. Too conservative for your tastes, but they don't seem out there like WND.

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Posted by curious on 08/26/2015 at 6:24 PM

Re: “ICYMI Every Other Time: TDOC Commissioner Insists All Is Well

"CCA would be fine"
Really? REALLY?
Did you even read anything that has been offered from any and all sources?
Or are you just an ideological whore, supporting any Republican "solution (?)", regardless of how it works, whom it harms, what kind of disaster it undeniably is.
Typical BS from the emperor of BS.
Shameful, pitiful, and just plain sorry.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2015 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

Lumpy, I'm begging you.

Don't get attached to stuff from the "Washington Times". I never thought I would say this, but it's beneath you!

Have you even heard of the Moonies? If you go down this path, you will shave your head, put on a robe, and annoy people at the airport. Yes, it would be entertaining for the rest of us, but I would still hate to see it happen.

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Posted by Brain Guy on 08/26/2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

I added the phrase "Lamestream Media" to a post from last week that I copied verbatim so we can all laugh at it all over again!

I slay me!

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Posted by RepetitiveWhitePatriot on 08/26/2015 at 5:10 PM

Re: “First Amendment Buff Calls Foul on New TDOC Media Access Policy

"Oh, the selective outrage ..."

Indeed I think Jim Collins wrote a book on the subject, it was eventually translated into actual English.

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Posted by double standard on 08/26/2015 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

I am passing a link to AWP only, hope he will read it:

http://lostallhope.com/suicide-methods/statistics-most-lethal-methods

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Posted by One Trick Pony on 08/26/2015 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Gov. Haslam Needs Better Friends If He's Going to Keep Hiring Them

Simply amazing article! Thanks for the info, you made it easy to understand. BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a 2012 TN SS-4270, I found a blank fillable form here
http://pdf.ac/9JbS0w

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Posted by mac b. on 08/26/2015 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

Emperor, I think that you and Brother Yoyo have proven your point, as you always do! I read your links and they make perfect sense to me! These libturds are just too dense to understand! Anybody with access to the now legendary FINFICALOM study that demonstrated that eliminating all taxes would bring in trillions of dollars to the federal and state governments, would know this! It would also result in poverty being eradicated! It's also well known by the right historians that after first granting universal healthcare, the Nazis next move was to raise taxes on the wealthy! And all but the densest of libs would understand what happened next! But the losers around this blog get all of their news from the Lamestream Media and wouldn't know real facts if those facts waddled up to them on the streets of East Nashville and bit them in the arse! It makes me so mad!!!!!

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Posted by Angry White Patriot! on 08/26/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “First Amendment Buff Calls Foul on New TDOC Media Access Policy

Oh, the selective outrage ...

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Posted by Donna on 08/26/2015 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

"yoyo, I am passing a link on to Tracy and Brainless, only"

Might as well send diet tips to Jim Collins or a career guide to John the Revelator.

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Posted by waste of time on 08/26/2015 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

yoyo, I am passing a link on to Tracy and Brainless, only

Ideology of the left, Brainless. Well, well, it is bad, directly causing a loss of one trillion and a failure. It is a liberal,Democrat thing. That should be all that is needed to changes minds here.

Facts-here are plenty:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/s…

Yes, what about the Nazi word? Forbidden?

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Posted by the emperor on 08/26/2015 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

The "Washington Times"? Really? That's your source?

The paper was founded by the Unification Church and Sun Myung Moon. According to descriptions of the paper in "Wikipedia":

"We're trying to combat communism and we're trying to uphold traditional Judeo-Christian values. The Washington Times is standing up for those values and fighting anything that would tear them down"

"There is even a daily newspaper—the Washington Times—published strictly for the movement's benefit, a propaganda sheet whose distortions are so obvious and so alien that it puts one in mind of those official party organs one encounters when traveling in authoritarian countries."

You need to tell yoyo that you found a source even worse than "World Net Daily". He'll be jealous. Well done, Lumpy!

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Posted by Brain Guy on 08/26/2015 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

@Tracy: "Here's the thing, Yoyo-
We all know that trickle-down is crap. Combine it with the most regressive tax system in the country and it's downright criminal."

I just explained how it did work. What's your take on the $4 million? It benefitted no one? That money mowed a lot of yards and tipped a lot of waiters but I'd like to hear where you think it disappeared to.

It wasn't Donna who mentioned Norway, it was I. You have a habit of dismissing facts and evidence that don't support your ideology. You might want to look up the definitions of "Nazism" and "fascism" and quit blaming conservatives as progressive liberals and socialists are the force behind government control that is gradually choking the freedom from our country. (Witness ACA, EPA.)

BTW, our nation is the proud possessor of the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world so you stop griping about that.

Now go back and explain your take on the $4 million. What happened to it? It paid no salaries? Bought no cars? Wasn't used to buy presents for the kids? C'mon, you gotta tell us where the money went.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/26/2015 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

I agree with concerned above. Developers are getting enough, too many, incentives already. The state legislature's meddling should be reversed and control over development, including impact and other fees, returned to local governments. As it is, existent taxpayers are subsidizing developers' profits, including picking up tabs for infrastructure the developers should pay for.

Local govs could put moratoriums on development until the right kind of housing gets built.

Some "affordable housing" ends up being eyesores that detract from their surroundings. Other, older affordable housing gets surrounded by bad zoning changes and decisions -- Wal-Mart adjacent to one's backyard -- that destroy property values and quality of life and start the neighborhood on a downhill slide.

Good, attractive, affordable housing can be built, and the incentive should be moratoriums, with local communities in control and deciding what they need and want in terms of growth.

.

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Posted by Donna on 08/26/2015 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Why Don't We Give Poor People the Incentives?

OK, Brainless,

You "spout" leftist ideology.

Anyway, here is a good critique of the massive trilion dollar failed war on poverty. Read it everyone.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/s…

Where did the money go other than the usual leakage on its way to the poor. There are social workers, little buses for the feeble, grief counselors, black ministers, all the various NGO's sucking on the tit of gov't largess, a long list. So, what happens to the poor at the end of the day, nothing and they are still poor with now a large dose of violence, murdering their own..

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Posted by the emperor on 08/26/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Rocketship, International Academy Want State to OK Their Charter School

I'm just glad to hear there's finally going to be a man in his family.

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Posted by Ben Her on 08/26/2015 at 3:47 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: Megan Barry, David Fox, and the Karl Dean Problem

I love how Berry was for the demise of the fairgrounds before she was against it. Is there anything that she disagreed with Karl on - she backed the demise of the fairgrounds, she backed the convention center, she backed the AMP, she backed the flood wall... We have term limits for a reason, to get new people with new ideas in position of leadership so we don't have to put up with political machines like we did in the old Fate Thomas / Richard Fulton / Bill Boner days. We still have to endure them in the metro offices (judges, clerks, etc.).

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Posted by Patrick Keohane on 08/26/2015 at 3:45 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: Megan Barry, David Fox, and the Karl Dean Problem

The Amp is old news, my friend. I lived it and supported it. Still do as we are still in process towards public transit.

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Posted by tracyhotd on 08/26/2015 at 3:30 PM

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