We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Poverty is NOT the problem. Welfare, "free stuff", low expectations and the Democrat party using and misusing the black community and other minorities IS the problem. If we must "help" poor people then make them work for it. 40 hours a week and minimum wage with income taxes and payroll taxes withheld. That would be 40 hours that welfare recipients wouldn't have time to do drugs, drink and make more babies. You cannot give money away to 18 year olds with a child and promise them even more money if they have more children without creating the problem we have today. We created single mothers, fatherless children and 3rd and 4th generation welfare families just as certainly as if that was our intention all along. Make them work for it and then ONLY minimum wage. Take the money and "free stuff" out of the equation and this problem will begin turnng around within weeks. There is only one reason that anyone, black or white, would aspire to living on welfare and that is the "free stuff". End it.