Things I've learned from reading conservative blogs:
- One 60-inch flat screen tv in the living room of a black woman living in public housing means that 37 million Americans living in poverty "expect others to do everything for them, including subsidize their very existence."
- If you are a "known activist who lives in the projects," you cannot be poor.
- Poverty is "generational" but wealth is not. Or, put another way, the tendency of poverty to continue through generations is an indication of social pathology, but the tendency of wealth to continue through generations is not.
- "Generational" poverty is the fault of Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" legislation -- even though the poverty rate declined significantly in the 1960s (Kennedy, Johnson), went up steadily in the 1980s (Reagan), started to decline again between 1993 and 2000 (Clinton), and has gone up every year since 2000 (Bush 43).
- If you do your research -- meaning, if you read your local newspaper and the writings of Thomas Sowell -- you will see that most poor people are lazy leeches. More research than that, however, is not a good idea -- you might start to bump into facts, and that would create certain... problems.