The Wealth Gap Is Really a Values Gap

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Liberals insist that spending more on social programs and raising taxes on the wealthy will close painful gaps between rich and poor. How, then, do they explain why the poor have fallen further behind each year of Obama’s presidency, despite vast increases in welfare spending and, more recently, a sharp hike in taxes on the rich?

The biggest distinction between poor and middle class has more to do with family structure than government policy. Children growing up in single parent households are more likely to live in poverty during their upbringing while kids of every race raised in stable, two parent-homes will likely avoid poverty altogether. Engaged, nurturing parents do more to provide positive outcomes for the next generation than any federal program; the values we get at home help more than any money we get from Washington.

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  1. David Dwyer  •  May 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Michael has become my favorite radio personality simply because he can present the facts, and never gets rude. This article demonstrates a common sense problem/solution that never seems to get any attention.
    I particularly like that the show is not all politics. Keep up the good work Michael.

  2. Charles Lee ( a new listener)  •  May 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Amen to David Dwyer’s comment.

  3. American  •  May 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Google Cultural Marxism. It’s by design.

    • American  •  May 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      It’s becoming increasingly important to address this from an economic standpoint as state and federal welfare spending (not including entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Veteran’s programs) surpassed 1.3 trillion a year in 2011 according to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service and is projected to rise 90% over the next decade.

      If illegal immigrants in the U.S. are allowed to apply for social services, it will drive it up higher and faster.

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