Many Americans blame welfare for ‘persistent poverty’

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Americans blame government welfare programs for persistent poverty more than other factor, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released this week.

    Out of a choice of eight factors, 24 percent of Americans said “too much government welfare that prevents initiative” is the reason for persistent poverty which has become a major concern due to the lagging economy following the recession.

    The second most popular answer was “Lack of job opportunities” — 18 percent — and the third most popular answers were “lack of good educational opportunities” and “breakdown of families” — at 13 percent each.

    Only 4 percent of respondents said that “lack of government funding” was to blame for persistent poverty, while 3 percent said it was “drugs” and only 2 percent blamed “racial discrimination.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/08/p...welfare-for-persistent-poverty/#ixzz2VlC8plti
     
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    Just last night, I was at a friends house. He told me that his son is able to attend a Catholic school tuition free due to his low income. He also told me of some program - (not Medicaid) where most office visits are free - and all drugs are free.

    Now why would he get a job and loose all those benefits :tear:
     

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