Sunday, August 11, 2013

Thinking Along the Same Lines: Jimmy Carter and Charles Blow

Charles M. Blow.  'A Town Without Pity'.  (The New York Times, 8/9/2013)

Excerpt: Today’s America — at least as measured by the actions and inactions of the pariahs who roam its halls of power and the people who put them there — is insular, cruel and uncaring.

In this America, people blame welfare for creating poverty rather than for mitigating the impact of it. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in June found that the No. 1 reason people gave for our continuing poverty crisis was: “Too much welfare that prevents initiative.”

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