Which Party Cares Most About the Poor?Posted by: Oreo222
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People who voted Republican, please explain why you think Republicans care more about the poor.
Democrats believe in government dependency, which prevents the poor from being able to work to help themselves but rather rely on welfare for everything. Republicans understand how harmful this is to the poor and that economy and just turns into a circular system of unnecessary dependence.
But, if you go to states like Texas, the poverty rate is very high, so the republican idea isn't working really.
Neither of the main two parties give a damn about the poor, you all should know this by now.
California actually has the highest supplementary poverty rate at 23.4%. The official rate is 16% but that doesn't take into account the cost of living, taxes, and non-cash income. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/01/24-7-wall-st-poverty-states/18104313/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_poverty_rate the top 10 states with the highest poverty are Republican, with D.C excluded.
Tajshar2k and Varrack, I recommend you two start a debate or something before you stink up my poll with your arguing.
Of course not, I just don't want to see, like, 50,000,000,000 comments of just you two arguing.
That's a regional difference. I don't think you can attribute the poverty difference to politics because there are plenty of northern red states that are not at all bad.
@Oreo, too bad. This is a debate website, that's the whole point of it. If you don't like our comments then turn your notifications off.
Varrack, I agree with you, this IS a debate site, that's why there's an entire section devoted to debates and an entire section devoted for polls.
It wasnt't mean to be regional thing, that was just a coincidence. The point is that the majority of them are Republican.
@Oreo222 - Are you saying you want a poll without discussion?
@TBR, not at all. I could just tell that tajshar2k and Varrack were going to go at it if I didn't intervene. What they were doing belonged in the debate section, not the poll section.
No we weren't actually. We do this like all the time. It lasts a few comments, thats all
I am so sick of Republicans lying and falsely accusing Democrats of supporting "government dependency". That is just dishonest. If Republicans really cared about the poor they wouldn't constantly give tax breaks and corporate subsidies to the wealthy, which costs the Middle class significantly more than any social program, and exporting jobs overseas. Republicans wouldn't support low wages, and cutting off financial aid making education for poorer people harder to obtain. They wouldn't block every jobs bill proposed by the Democratic party to provide jobs for working and lower class Americans. So stop with all of these lies. Republicans don't give two sh-ts about poor people, they favor the rich, always have. And exploit the poor by persuading them into voting against their best interests.
@Texas14 That's literally the meaning of Juche (North Korea's ideology)
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the greatest country.
Are you saying that being independent is a bad thing? North Korea lies. That's not their real values. And briantheliberal, stop generalizing conservatives. Most conservatives I've met don't like giving subsidies to anyone. Corporations or people.
Texas14, enough with these butt-hurt accusations of me "generalizing conservatives". What I said is 100% true. Even if conservatives do not personally agree with the wealthy or corporations getting constant tax breaks and handouts, the majority of you vote people into office who do exactly that. Just a few months ago Republicans in congress voted to give the top .2% over 260 billion dollars in tax breaks, which the working and Middle classes have to pay off because of it. Of course I believe President Obama is going to veto it, but this is not an uncommon occurrence. If you think facts are generalizing, then don't take it up with me, take it up with the facts.
Tzajshark2k, are you kidding? Plano, Texas has a minuscule poverty rate of 4.3% and a median household income of $79,234. Democrat controlled Detroit has a poverty rate of 26.1% and a median income of $25,193. Thanks to Romanii for those stats.
You do realize that you are comparing a state to a city right?
Alright. Texas' 2014 poverty rate was 17.4%, as opposed to Michigan's 2014 poverty rate of 27.6%
Sources? Wikipedia says different http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_poverty_rate
"http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_poverty_rate" is my source. Look at the section for 2014 poverty rates
The other 3 sections say something else however.
Brian, All those bills actually hurt the poor. You should study economics a little
Lol, Brian said the poor have to pay for the tax cuts of the wealthy, as if taxes were raised on the poor as a result, instead of making wealthy people able to justify giving more money to charity and to hire people was bad. SMH Not to mention the overall economics of cutting taxes and subsidies wherever possible, actually increases the amount of money people can spend and therefore injects the market with more money to crease the jobs and wages of poor