Sunday, July 31, 2016
Sunday Reading - As Social Spending Meets it's Summit
The other day I did a post about a few of the homeless camps I found nestled right inside a greenway belt of the smallish city I work in.
It is interesting to me that despite ever increasing government spending into the welfare and other social categories that we seem to be getting more and more of these dirt poor homeless individuals and then something else kinda jumped out at me. The overwhelming number of homeless I see are old, White and Male. There are of course some men of other races too but not nearly as many women but that could have a lot to do with safety more than anything else.
As the social spending increases, and increase it has if you look at the chart below.
It seems more and more of the disadvantaged poor seem to slip through our fingers. The truth is staring us right in our face and so many people refuse to see it. Social spending is actually creating more misery and poverty than it is removing. We cannot help a particular group of people without hurting some other group and as the graph rises the number of those hurt by it slip through the cracks and fall to the bottom.
For every single parent family of four we pump welfare checks and food stamps to we are now sentencing a couple of men to life on the streets. For every government employee above what is actually needed to get some bureaucratic work done some family is being forced into a shelter or worse which just makes the evil circle continue until it finally reaches a victim that cannot turn to the government for help because he is not eligible.
These victims are then cast aside, forgotten about, ignored and ultimately denied until a mysterious body shows up in some un-investigated obituary somewhere.
The other side of the coin is the social spending creates it's own base of support as each recipient then feels he or she is entitled and continues to push for more going to their particular sub-group. We are seeing this internal squabbling of sub-groups currently going on within the Femocrat party as those of one sub-group Sanders resonated with fight against the more traditional one's Hillary panders to.
We saw it too in the Republican party this election but the difference being that the social/government largess created a far smaller entitled group within the Republican party therefore the less entitled sub-group was easily able to overwhelm the other and get Trump nominated.
What looms before us now is an answer to an age old prediction made by Nixon back in the early 1970's.
Will the Femocrats begin fighting among themselves enough finally to change things around and break the conglomerate of minority and special interest group allies they have used for so long?
An interesting question.
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