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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 08:48 AM
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I am looking for quotes by the right on poverty and the poor....
as I work on my latest editorial on poverty...can you help me find some quotes that describe their opinion on how we should handle poverty-especially on cutting taxes and smaller government.Thanks in advance(I'm looking but appreciate your help)
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 08:51 AM
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1. i don't believe poverty or the poor are in their dictionary
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 08:51 AM
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2. Here are a few:
Edited on Sat Sep-18-10 08:51 AM by marmar
http://uspoverty.change.org/blog/view/the_10_most_hatef...


1. "Is the government now creating hobos?" (The question was rhetorical.) Rep. Dan Heller (R-Nevada)

2. "You know, we should not be giving cash to people who basically are just going to blow it on drugs and not take care of their own children." Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Tell Hatch that drug-testing the unemployed is discriminatory and unconstitutional right here.

3. "We shouldn't turn the safety net into a hammock. It should actually be a safety net." Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)

4. "We have put in so much entitlement into our government that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said, you don't want the jobs that are available." Sharron Angle, Republican Senate candidate in Nevada and Sen. Harry Reid's opponent

5. "Continuing to pay people unemployment compensation is a disincentive for them to seek new work." Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)

6. "You know, there is an argument to be made that these extensions of unemployment benefits keep people from going and finding jobs. In fact there are some studies that have been done that show people stay on unemployment compensation and they don't look for a job until two or three weeks before they know the benefits are going to run out." Former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas)

7. "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans (after Hurricane Katrina). We couldn't do it, but God did." Former Rep. Richard H. Baker (R-Louisiana)

8. "If you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all." Former Vice President Spiro Agnew

9. "You know, people are poor in America ... not because they lack money; they're poor because they lack values, morals and ethics. And if government can't teach and instill that, we're wasting our time simply giving poor people money." Radio personality Bill Cunningham

10. "You gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy .... Because that's what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period." FOX News host Bill OReilly



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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 08:54 AM
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3. thank you-I plan on asking them their definition of "pro-life"
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 09:00 AM
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4. Don't foget Reagan. That scumbag really hated the poor
"Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders." Ronald Reagan

"What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice." Ronald Reagan

"You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed." Ronald Reagan

And Reagan made up this antedote to promote hatred of the poor, "She has eighty names, thirty addresses, twelve Social Security cards and is collecting veteran's benefits on four non-existing deceased husbands. And she is collecting Social Security on her cards. She's got Medicaid, getting food stamps, and she is collecting welfare under each of her names. Her tax-free cash income is over $150,000."
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 09:08 AM
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5. sharon angle..I'm getting warmer
"And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government."
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 09:09 AM
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6. From Jim DeMint Republican, South Carolina
"I think healthcare is a privilege. I wouldn't call it a right".
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 09:20 AM
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7. Carl Paladino, GOP candidate for NY Governor, on the poor and the homeless:
"Instead of handing out the welfare checks, we'll teach people how to earn their check. We'll teach them personal hygiene ... the personal things they don't get when they come from dysfunctional homes."


Paladino appeared this morning on Fox & Friends, and further explained that the proposal was "clearly intended to describe a work-for-welfare type of program, which would use facilities available. Prisons were just one of them. And when we were talking about prisons, we were talking about minimum security facilities, which are basically dormitories -- basically something like a college campus, for all intents and purposes. And you take the barbed wire down, and you convert and repurpose the facilities for the use that you intend. It would be totally on a voluntary basis, as to where and what specific program the people joining the overall program would go."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/paladino-hou...
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 09:24 AM
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8. Here's one:
"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill." President George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 19, 2003
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-18-10 09:49 AM
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9. hmmm...a comment by my own DeLay
"unemployment benefits keeps people from going and finding jobs."


um,yeah,Tom-It's worked well for you.
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