It’s a very well known but seldom openly talked about fact of life and politics in America that the Liberals feed like parasites upon the poor. The Liberals need a steady herd of people – preferably largely minority – to be perceived as impoverished and to perceive themselves as impoverished in order for the Liberals to maintain some level of hold upon America’s cultural, political and economic landscape.
In a country where the single most often repeated lament about the “poor” is that they’re obese this has presented the Liberals with more than a bit of a quandary. How are the Liberals to tend their herd and farm them for votes and support as their overall situation becomes less dire? How are the Liberals going to stampede them at the forces of capitalism and individual freedom when their “poor’s” standard of living isn’t that objectively uncomfortable?
Enter Obama, or more accurately those who do the dirty work for Obama’s handlers since Obama himself is more minstrel than leader. The Obama Regime’s Census Bureau released its brand new, still technically experimental “supplemental poverty measure.”
This Supplemental Poverty Measure fundamentally changes how poverty is measured in America. It doesn’t just update the thresholds and metrics for measuring poverty, it is designed to change the basic measure of poverty from an objective standard to a relative standard.
The current poverty metrics are antiquated and do need updating, and this supplemental poverty measure has inside of it some damn good changes. It’s its philosophical base that is pernicious.
Traditionally the poverty line assumes that families need a set amount of money to meet their material needs. The Obama Regime’s new supplemental measure declares that people need at least what Americans in the 33rd percentile of expenditures already spend on “essentials.” This in turn means that, if the Liberals can coerce the government into shifting to this new wealth measuring standard, they will always have a large crop of “poor” to exploit irrespective of improvements in overall wealth.
A permanent class of poor determined to be such by relative standards is the culmination of the Liberals’ fevered wet dreams. With their boy, Obama’s help, they’re one giant step closer to achieving it. π
Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down.