Archive for ‘Austerity’

June 23, 2012

Response to the Austerity Article

Michael Swartz from Monoblogue responded to our Austerity article here. One of the things I like and respect about Michael is that he is always straight forward and he is very principled.

Michale writes about a variety of topics, so add his website to one you regularly visit.

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June 20, 2012

Austerity

Muir Boda – Libertarian for Congress in Maryland’s 1st District

The current situation we find ourselves in with respect to the financial situation of the Federal Government is one that should be of grave concern to all Americans. This problem did not arise over night; this has been a slow and gradual step up the rungs to financial insolvency.

One example is the enormous amounts of money we have spent on the War on Poverty. We were told that this would “end poverty as we know it”, and it did, it made it worse.

The extreme failure of the War on Poverty has done nothing to pull people out of poverty, because the poverty that exists is not monetary, it is a cultural poverty. It is a poverty that no government can fix; it is one that requires individuals to be responsible for their actions. Through hard work and dedication one can pull themselves up out of their own situation by attaining success through learning from their failures and doing what is right.

The culture of dependency has nearly destroyed the soul of our country. The welfare state is wrought with fraud and failure. It has deprived generations of their dignity and few ever break out of the cycle. They have become enslaved by dependency and are trapped under the giant footprint of government.

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