He will be a perfect fit for this administration.
Funny, I thought you fought poverty by showing financial restraint. You know,
by not subsidizing people to not work. But there are many here who will gladly
and glibly show me the error of my ways, and how paying people to not work is
the true way to economic equality. I guess, ultimately they will get what they
are looking for.
Our country declared war on poverty back in 1964. Eleven trillion dollars later
in 2013, we are losing the war with more people living in poverty.Like football, let's hope a new coach can turn things around.
Hey, we can all quit our jobs and just collect money from the government. With
nobody working and no goods (no food) or services available, that money will
sure come in handy.In the war against poverty Obama has committed
I'm in agreement, this guy should never be confirmed as treasury secretary.
I would rather see tax dollars used in programs that help people gain employable
skills. The old adage, "Give a man a fish and he eats for one day, teach a
man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime," is true. Self esteem and self
respect grow as we work hard and contribute. I think we should be looking at
long term emotional and financial health, and not just applying bandages. It is
not unkind to want more for people than a welfare check.
Oooooh. He's just gonna pamper the awful folks in that 47%.
In other equally shocking and informative headlines, it was discovered today
that the earth revolves around the sun.
Lew would be just another hard-line ideologue in an highly demagogic Obama
administration that no longer has to run for re-election. "Pie in the
sky" emotional appeals are at an all time high and the economic realities
will soon come crashing in. You can only blame the previous administration,
after a while even Obama's adoring national media will not be able to plug
all the holes in the dike.
Lewis sounds like just another politician who knows how to spend someone
else's hard earned money...
Since when does financial restraint curb poverty?
Since when does financial restraint cause poverty?
If he's truly passionate about helping the poor, let's ask him how
many of his personal millions he gave to charities. Progressives (former
liberals) tend to be very charitable with other people's money.
People with Lew's financial accumen should know that what we are doing is
nuts. Apparently we will continue on our path of going from our current 16.4
trillion dollars of Federal debt to 20 trillion dollars.
Joe Biden's $300 donation to charity is almost as good in caring for the
poor. This administration doesn't have a plan for money, just to spend us
into delirium for future 200 years and all the generations to pay the bill from
everyone being in poverty. This President got his schooling and special care
from the government, which is from the people. He has a very good handle on
everyone getting the same type of treatment as he has received.We
have a lot to look forward to with all the crises in the world to sponsor. If
there is no real budget, how are we making all these hard-earned payments to all
these countries and poor around the world?What people need is some
restraint and you don't teach them that by giving everyone a cell phone,
IPad and a home. I remember living in foreign countries where the government
moved people from the slums into nice high-rise apartments but didn't teach
people who had animals that you don't take them into the apartment.
Toilets were clogged and the apartments and nothing worked after a year or two.
Goats in elevators?
My gosh, JWB, what sort of fantasy world do you live in? How is it there?
Old man,No, he’s going to try to expand the 47% to 98%. The war on
poverty coincides with the great expansion between the haves and have nots and
the assault on the middle class. Maybe the war on poverty has something to do
with it. Increasing government dependency sure never helped anyone but the
dems’ reelection efforts.Mark, Cannot refute JWB, so you
offer no counter-argument other than to mock? You've been to the third
world country he describes and you know his claim to be false? Typical lib.
Lean economic whoas. Len might improve the economy, and it may snow in Florida.
I will say these descriptions of living and working in many countries, our
citizens don't even comprehend what is in those countries as living
conditions. When many travel on their escorted tours they don't
necessarily see reality. I lived in one country for 5 1/2 years and when they
had an international type of conference there, the government painted all the
slum area frontages to make it look benign to the visitors as they traveled
by.The roads, bridges and even nuclear power plants were built with
non-compliant concrete and missing rebar. Collapses didn't happen just in
their government but in the roads and bridges. We similar potential problems if
people continue in the lapse of integrity and honesty in dealing with the public
and businesses. We have government leaders who don't set a good example
for those character traits and it is not just in foreign countries.
We need Dave Ramsey for Treasury Secretary.