I missed where you said that first part.moda0306 wrote: Kshartle,
I told you I was in favor of government creating a safety net... if you need more detail than that:
- Free education
- Subsidized healthcare
- Help with housing
- Help with food costs
... essentially the same thing you mentioned regarding poverty.
So if government provides "basic needs" such as shelter, food, clothing, and those other tools you mention, which our governments (various levels of it, anyway) in many ways DO provide for people, how can you say that government aid creates poverty.
I received a government education for free (to me)... how did that create poverty for me?
Even if it does breed "dependence," that is very different than "poverty" given your definition.
I would like to see if anyone else would prefer to answer your questions before I add a coment on how the government creates poverty doing this stuff. I don't think it's very interesting because it seems so obvious to me. That makes it boring to write about and I'd rather read what others think.