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Democrats Want to Turn IRS Into Arm of Welfare Industrial Complex

Democrats Want to Turn IRS Into Arm of Welfare Industrial Complex
Senator Sherrod Brown (D), Ohio, is seen at the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2017. (Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:00 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Two Democrat senators have come up with a revolutionary plan to cure cancer just as soon as they regain a majority in the Senate. Oh, wait. Not cancer. They claim to be able to cure another intractable problem if only we spend a few more billion. Slate.com informs us Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Michael Bennet of Colorado oppose President Trump’s plan to jumpstart the economy by cutting taxes on business so they “decided on Thursday to do something different by unveiling a tax bill that would cut the country’s unconscionably high child poverty rate by almost half.”

Which goes to show you only a leftist website with no institutional memory could conclude leftists spending taxpayer dollars is “something different.”

What the two spendocrats want to do is turn the IRS into another arm of the Welfare Industrial Complex. They think increasing the child tax credit to between $3,660 and $3,000, depending on the age of the child, and converting the “credit” into a monthly welfare payment will finally cause poverty to sue for peace.

Let’s put this into perspective. The Heritage Foundation ran the numbers on welfare payments since President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty. Its conclusion: “Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti­poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history since the American Revolution.”

Fighting the Germans in two world wars was cheaper than fighting poverty within our own country.

What the esteemed senators overlook, which is entirely in keeping with povertycrat thinking, is the payment won’t go to the child. It will go to the parents whose poor choices produced the poverty in which the child is living.

Families in the U.S. don’t live in poverty due to a lack of money. That’s the result. They live in poverty due to a lack of character. Brown and Bennet’s solution will do absolutely nothing to address that deficit.

The surest poverty prevention program known is graduating from high school before you have children and only having children when both parents are married to each other.

When LBJ declared war on poverty the out-of-wedlock birthrate for the nation as a whole was 7 percent. After 50 years of trench warfare with poverty the out-of-wedlock birthrate is 40 percent for the nation and approaching 70 percent for blacks.

Heritage found, “Since single parent families are roughly four times more likely than married couple families to lack self-sufficiency (and to be officially poor), this unravelling of family structure has exerted a powerful downward pull against self-sufficiency and substantially boosted the official child poverty rate.”

Handouts won’t do anything to cut the child poverty rate in the U.S. Giving the culture of poverty a hand up will. Unfortunately, the chance for that government program is quite small since the Poverty Industrial Complex always has its hand out.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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Handouts won’t do anything to cut the child poverty rate in the U.S. Giving the culture of poverty a hand up will. Unfortunately, the chance for that government program is quite small since the Poverty Industrial Complex always has its hand out.
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