The title of the article tells why correcting the economic problem will be so difficult. Entitlements and welfare must be cut. Some families have lived on welfare for a generation or more. They believe it is a right to live at the expense of others and will not take kindly to losing what they consider theirs.
QOTD: “Black leaders, individually, wield a great deal of power, but the black community has little power. Their “helplessness” is an excuse for the exercise of power on their behalf. That “helplessness” is what makes men like Obama or Sharpton or the neighborhood fixer and machine politician so powerful. He wields a collective tool of group votes, racial grievance and simmering violence– but the practical benefit of this is limited. Black communities receive a sizable proportion of taxpayer money directed at services and entitlements which leave them more maladjusted than before.
All those gifts carry a dangerous price with them, creating an addiction to freebies and learned helplessness. And when the latest government giveaway implodes, as the housing market did, they are left stranded with no clue how to get back up without government intervention. The more community centers open up, the fewer businesses remain. The fewer people in the community that have real jobs, the more blighted the neighborhood becomes.
Crack is a minor addiction compared to entitlements.” –Sultan Knish
The so-called War on Poverty initiated by President Johnson was a clever but cruel way to create dependency. As I have stated elsewhere:
The Democrat Party now exists and survives for one simple reason — making dependency more attractive. It has become the party of plunder, taking from the productive and giving to the unproductive in an attempt to buy enough votes to remain relevant.
The only concern the Democrat Party has regarding the poor is that they are able to create more of them. By ruining people’s lives, Democrats stay in power.