bigredmed wrote:Take responsibility? You mean like the one thing we have successfully removed from all aspects of their existence? Get a girl pregnant? Give her a ride to the welfare office. No need to get a job and save money for the kid. Get two or three girls pregnant? Why stop there? Get pregnant? You don't have to pay your way, welfare for the next 18 years, and if you have girls, they can get knocked up at age 12 and then you got even more coming in.
Seriously, the reason premarital sex was frowned upon was to lower illegitimacy rates. This was because it has always been hard to raise kids as single parents. So, we set up a welfare program that effectively dismisses all male responsibility past ejaculation, and we have 6 generations of people who can't figure out how to get a job.
But let's just call people racist instead of fixing these programs. Much easier, and more politically correct. Not better, just easier.
There are a lot of |expletive| up ways our government acts to screw the impoverished. What if, for example, instead kids getting pregnant, as was offered in your scenario, our schools actually taught about contraception and then contraceptives were made more available. What if, instead of creating a prison system that profits off keeping people in prison, we reformed prisons into a rehabilitation/education system that actually helped people function on their own once they returned to society. What if, instead of offering TIF money to every luxury housing development, TIF was only given to developments that had at least some portion of affordable housing. And what if we did away with the myth of the welfare queen and addressed the problems that cause people to need these vital programs in the first place?
Uh, what if people started being parents, instead of sperm donors and baby incubators?
What if people had a sense of responsibility for their own actions, their children, and their legacy?
Also, TIF for low-rent communities? "Tax increment financing" is (and I'm sure you know this) a public funding mechanism used to create development, many times housing, entertainment and infrastructure, that justifies itself by the theory that these improvements will soon be solvent and create a large enough tax income umbrella to pay off the TIF funding.
How big of a team of idiots do you think it would take to recklessly approve of this abuse of public funds and assume that by creating a facade of a new, respectable community, albeit low-income, then fill it with all the same idiots that have already destroyed their own neighborhoods, would be a good idea?
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
May as well just put the money in a suitcase and watch everyone savagely battle for it.
Garrett, you're a smart guy, and will undoubtedly become successful at something, so long as you don't dump your wisdom and formal education to these bullsh*t Marxist ideas.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. - Winston Churchill