General Debate 29/03/11

Rush Limbaugh yesterday morning-

A story here from the Asbury Park Press: “New Jersey’s burgeoning numbers of poor and nearly poor show the need for government to ‘provide more help, more care and more protection’ to its suffering residents, according to a report on poverty issued Tuesday.

The report, made public by the Poverty Research Institute of Legal Services of New Jersey, says that nearly 2 million residents — more than the combined populations of Boston, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh — are either in poverty or hovering on the edge of the federal threshold for poverty.”

[..] “The poverty level, as defined by the federal government is $10,400 for a single person, $14,000 for a couple, $17,600 for a family of three and $21,200 for a family of four.” That’s the poverty level. If there are nearly two million people in New Jersey living near poverty, what more can be done the way we’re doing it? I mean this bunch is demanding more government.

“New Jersey’s burgeoning numbers of poor and nearly poor show the need for government to ‘provide more help, more care and more protection’ to its suffering residents.” What in the world has the war on poverty been? We’re in debt helping people. We’re $14 trillion in debt helping people. New Jersey, $76 billion in debt helping people.

What have we not done? What’s the transfer of wealth that’s already taken place? Gonna be $8 trillion since the Great Society. What more could we do? At what point does a person’s lot in life become their responsibility? At what point?

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