And for all the lip service liberals pay to not taking food out of babies' mouths and the like, the actual programs they establish seem in most cases to be at least as effective at keeping the poor trapped in poverty as at helping them. Keep them dumb, poor, and voting democrat.
A pox on both their houses.
hm. sounds like you really don't know what you are talking about.
When my grandmothers husband died he left her with five of her own kids, seven younger brothers and sisters, a crippled mother and no income. Our family lived in the Brentwood projects and would have starved to death without food stamps.
Even then, my great uncle vernon had to cull vegetables from the garbage thrown out by the local grocery store in order to provide food for the family.
When my grandmother (Li'l Mama) remarried a man from the Navy, they bought our home at the beaches with a VA loan and my grandfather became an electrician and then a water treatment expert with the GI Bill.
They made enough money to put all five kids through college with the help of Pell Grants and education subsidies.
My mother and her four siblings went on to become a Software and Networking Specialist (mom), a Doctor (uncle Melvin) an accountant (aunt Charlotte) an educator (aunt Diane), and a well to do jeweler (uncle Gene).
All of them did missionary work, built hospitals and schools in India, Trinidad, Tobago, Jamaica, West Germany, and Scotland. Three of them achieved Doctoral degrees.
My mom was the last one to cross the finish line (she had me when she was 16) and after three kids and a few divorces she went back to school while she was living in the Beachwood projects with the help of the Pell Grant and three years of food stamps. There was a lot of government peanut butter, rice, macaroni and cheese around her house during those days.
She retired from FSCJ after working her way up from a job program placed computer lab assistant up to the administration downtown as a microcomputer and networking specialist.
Of her children, one is the COO of a super premium vodka distillery in Alaska who will shortly be featured in a reality show, one is a vice president of a pretty large national bank, and the other is me.
My cousins are similarly situated, a couple of doctors, an attorney, my favorite cousin (Aunt Diane's daughter) Cassia is a PhD in microbiology, her brothers Joshua and Oshea have their degrees in theology, both of them are published authors and active musicians. They stayed in the ministry.
Your post sounds like uninformed nonsense to me as I have never seen an example of what you are talking about, and I am related to a whole lot of poor people in addition to my father's more pedigreed background.
Even the women who lived in the Caravan Projects, where my mother stayed for a few months before she was savagely beaten in a general melee have gone on to better lives. I run into them all over the place and their jobs and circumstances have improved over the years.
I think, like so many people who have no real experience with either real poverty or government assistance that you have formed your opinion based on other people talking out of their asses rather than anything real or true.
But your claim makes you sound more ignorant than the imaginary people that you are criticizing.