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Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls, including front-runners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, flocked to the Poor People's Moral Action Congress on Monday, each trying to outpander their rivals and promise the most government handouts.
It was an alarming spectacle for anyone who works for a living. These Democratic candidates don't believe jobs are the way to end poverty. For them, "work" is a four-letter word. Their approach is to take money from working stiffs and give it to slackers.
Name - Moral - Action - Congress - Nothing
Don't be fooled by the name Moral Action Congress. There's nothing moral about forcing hardworking people to support indolence.
One in every 5 American households already lives entirely or mostly off government benefits. A shocking three-quarters of able-bodied food stamp recipients with no children to care for still don't work, even part time.
President - Donald - Trump - Requirements - Adults
President Donald Trump's trying to change that with new requirements that say healthy adults who don't have to care for family either look for a job or go to school. In short, get off the couch. Democrats call it "cruel."
Monday's poverty extravaganza was led by agitators claiming to be disciples of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. They're distorting King's message. The organizers demand that Uncle Sam guarantee everyone an annual income, free college, free health care for all and a "decent house to live in." They claim these are "rights." So does Sanders.
People - Living - Know - Rights - Government
But people who work for a living know better. These aren't rights government owes you. These are things you earn yourself.
Forum organizer Rev. William Barber rails that nearly half the nation -- 140 million people -- is mired in poverty and suffering. That's a blatant lie, though none of the candidates set the record straight.
Truth - People - % - Population - Poverty
Truth is, as of 2017, 40 million people -- about 12% of the population -- earned less than the federal poverty line, which is currently...
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