Los estadounidenses creen en ayudar a los menos afortunados, pero aunque los programas de asistencia del gobierno tienen como objetivo el ayudar a familias con sus necesidades diarias, estos programas no logran sacarlos de la pobreza. Más que simplemente proporcionar ayuda a un costo insostenible, estos programas deberían centrarse en ayudar a que las personas puedan romper su dependencia del gobierno, promover responsabilidad personal e incentivar el volver a sostenerse por media de un trabajo.

 

Sin embargo, muchos de estos programas desalientan la idea de trabajar y ser autosuficiente. Por el contrario, se nutren de gastos imprudentes y más deuda para financiar programas insostenibles de programas de ayuda duplicados que causan más mal que bien a la sociedad. Mediante la adopción de políticas de redistribución, confiscación tributaria, y subsidio de desempleo, estos programas conducen a la dependencia del gobierno y perpetúan más de lo mismo.

 

La política de bienestar social debe abordar las causas de la pobreza y no sólo sus síntomas. Su objetivo debe ser consistente en promover la autosuficiencia de sus participantes y ayudarlos a romper las cadenas de la pobreza, en lugar de encerrarlos en un estado de dependencia donde permanecen atrapados en una “net de seguridad». Sólo por media de la acumulación de capital, creación de riqueza, trabajo duro y responsabilidad personal podemos ser verdaderamente libre para perseguir nuestras propias metas. Sólo entonces, podemos darle un golpe a la pobreza y permitir que los más pobres suban a una clase económica más alta.

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Venezuelan President Claims Victory While Stripping Citizens of Freedoms

After prevailing in an election that was the very antithesis of democracy, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro waved to an empty plaza. As the incumbent, Maduro and his regime imprisoned the opposition, denied free speech and manipulated the election process. To him, though, this is a victory. Watch the stunning video here.  The presidential election held … Read More
Food Crisis Forcing Venezuelans to Eat From Garbage

Food Crisis Forcing Venezuelans to Eat From Garbage

The Panama Post reports that more and more Venezuelans are eating from garbage to stay alive. Reporter Sabrina Martin writes, “The political crisis in Venezuela, food shortages and the decrease of Venezuela’s purchasing power has reportedly caused more than 70 percent of its population to suffer weight loss, pushing many to eat out from garbage … Read More

It’s Time To Share The Dream

Originally published at Fox News Latino. The advent of a New Year typically signals renewal — the portent of spring. But the promise of a “new start” is diminished for many, as millions across America are scrimping to make ends meet.

It’s time to restore value of work, not welfare

(Originally published by the Las Vegas Review Journal) In the wake of Labor Day, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released employment statistics that make last week’s celebration seem premature. The sluggish economy is barely moving, with only a trickle of new job creation and high unemployment rates across the country — with Nevada and the West hardest hit. The numbers don’t tell the full story, however. Unemployment is not only high, but the country’s workers are being deprived of the incentive to work.
When it Comes to Post-recession Housing, Space is Needed for both Baby and Grandma

When it Comes to Post-recession Housing, Space is Needed for both Baby and Grandma

When a recession lingers for so long that a fundamental change in the purchasing patterns of the middle-class occurs – one that goes beyond simply cutting back on life’s little luxuries – it is a huge cause for concern. The uncertain future of an already weak economy is driving a new, growing demand among middle-class Baby Boomers for homes that accommodate three or more generations, known as multigenerational households.

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