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Friday, May 2, 2014

Feds disguising the devastation of poverty -- Easy benefits allow the poor to settle into ambition-numbing subsistence -- By Tammy Bruce, The Washington Times

Illustration on hiding poverty in America by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times(Illustration by Linas Garsys, The Washington Times)

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics made a startling announcement. New data released by the bureau reveals that in one out of every five families — 20 percent — no one is employed. Not one person in those families has a job. This is monumental, but we don't see it because of the remarkable effort by the federal government to hide the truth.

Why? Because seeing the government's failure spells their political ruin. Your family and future have been designated as a sacrifice to ensure the future of incompetent — and sometimes malevolent — politicians. Hiding poverty is now Job One.

During the Great Depression, hundreds of people lined up at soup kitchens every day in every city, a resource many people used as their sole food supplier.

It's not a good thing that people had to line up at a soup kitchen, but that's the point. We saw the poverty, and by standing in line to get food, you felt the impact of a government that had failed in its policies and duties. There was no denying the truth. You knew something had to change.

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