Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2009 at 4:41 am

Michael Darby states that “discussions to poverty tend to focus on welfare because at a superficial level anyway, it is a subject on which we all agree. We all hate it.  Liberals hate welfare because the system treats applicants like criminals and does not give them enough money to support their children.  Conservatives hate it because the system costs the taxpayers money, discourages work, and encourages what they see as dependency”.  So what is the bottom line? Why does poverty exist?  It seems as if we overlook so many aspects of poverty.  To me, at the end of the day, Americans musk ask thereself “do ALL Americans (of all socioeconomic statuses) have access to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?  If you do not answer affirmative to that question, than part of me assumes that reducing poverty would increase access to these inalienable rights.  I can care less of what liberals or conservatives think. I just believe that America would be well-served if a welfare system is put in place that can be respected by all (regardless of political affiliation)!


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