End the War Now
March 27, 2007 12:25pm CST
Congress needs to take swift action and end the war now. It has been going on for too long and we do not see any results. Tnhe costs keep going up and what do we have to show for it. Things are as bad if not worse than when the war started. The peeople need to stand up and take charge of their lives. The 40+ year war on Poverity has gone on too long and we need to stop putting good money after bad. Since we started the war on Poverity drug useage has increased, single parent families have increased, crime has increased, and spending is out of control. For example the school hot lunch program was started and if you received food stamps you got your lunch for free, now your breakfast too and in some high poverity communities you get a hot meal at night. If you go to summer school you can get breakfast and lunch. A single parent of one child gets $270 per month in food stamps. My sister who raised a family of 3 children and her husband on less than $200 per month is shocked that two people get that much and if the child is in school then you don't have to pay for breakfast or lunch. One single mother I was working with to finishe her education and get a job to break the cycle went to work as a teacher and took a $6,000, pay cut once she lost all of her welfare benifits. In a follow up segment on TV several months ago they showed the poor farmer in Applichia who President Johnson wanted to help. Back in the late 60's themans roof leaked and the roads were all dirt and turned to mud each time it rained. The reporter found the man and asked him how his life was better. His responce washis roof still leaked, the roads were dirt untilyou got to the county seat. They had paved roads, a new court house, new city hall, and many more people had moved in to work for the government. We have to end the war on Povierty Now or the country will go bust. People need to be responsible for them selves. If an immigrant can come and make a success of them selves in one generation why do we have 3-4 generations on welfare?