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by Virgil Stevens
on Jul 13, 2013
The failed farm bill and its food stamps program reminds me of the perverse corruption behind our foreign aid programs, which were really meant as a subsidy for our productive farmers while our food's recipients languished in unproductive, self-perpetuating poverty. In a similar scheme, the Democrats' many social programs have led to the creation of vast urban deserts where people are terminally ensconced in unemployment supplemented by welfare and crime, trapped in a lifestyle and perverse incentives that are at best destructive. Give them more food stamps, but dare say nothing about the real causes and hard solutions to their poverty. The only discussion allowed by the Democrats is how to keep alive the dying so they can be rolled out at convenient times for the purpose of voting themselves more of Democrats' slow death.
The only solutions extracted by our government from those who have the imagination and means to constructively help our poor are ever-rising minimum wages and taxes to keep alive those displaced by the rising minimum wages and the resulting illegal labor market. Private initiative is putting to shame our public schools, is profitably employing untold millions in Brazil, Russia, India and China, while here 50 million Americans languish in hunger. Again and again it was proven that only when fundamental economical and social truths are faced without political prejudice and corruption can an economy succeed, and yet we refuse to let go of Democrats' failing dogma.