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Why does the liberal left favor poor people so egregiously?

Every policy the liberal left seems to come up with favors the poor- giving tax breaks to the poor, giving free health care (on my dime!!) to the poor, giving academic scholarships SOLELY to poor students BECAUSE they are poor. Why is the liberal left ALWAYS favoring the poor? Isn't there a reason why these people are poor in the first place? Shouldn't poor people just take their lumps? Why is my tax money going to assist some poor person that is too lazy and uneducated to make money for themselves?

Asked By: Seriously?! - 2/22/2009
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9 million children died in 2008 from starvation. Many millions of poor all over the world have no access to health care, education, social programs, etc. We've seen the results of your way.....see: Any 3rd world nation. I don't condone or support lazy people, but the many millions of Americans who do everything they... More
Answered By: bash - 2/22/2009
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It's called buying votes.
Answered By: robot_hooker3 - 2/22/2009
 
Liberals despise individual prosperity, private property ownership, and the family. Private property and individual wealth is integral to individualism, and the enemy of the liberal. Liberals believe that wealth is static - anyone who makes money must be stealing it from someone else. Liberals dream of a return to a... More
Answered By: Aunt Yobama - 2/22/2009
 
Because the rich have been f*****g everyone since the dawn of time. Why not f**k them a bit? Edit: When the revolution comes, you shall be the first against the wall.
Answered By: Candide - 2/22/2009
 
What would Jesus do?
Answered By: gitrdoneobama - 2/22/2009
 
The poor need help. The rich don't.
Answered By: Lamplighter - 2/22/2009
 
Because they are votes silly...And NO other reason
Answered By: B - 2/22/2009
 
Poor people have been voting for democrats, for 50 years now and they are still poor.
Answered By: Curtis - 2/22/2009
 
Create a special interest group and buy their vote. I'm not for sale unless..... free beer
Answered By: Daniel W - 2/22/2009
 
Liberals are for the middle class, the working people who sometimes fall down on their luck. The conservative party of NO cuts taxes for the rich and wealthy so they can buy another yacht. Which side would want to belong on?
Answered By: bob k - 2/22/2009
 
White liberal guilt. It compels them, commands them, controls them.
Answered By: bmoc2525 - 2/22/2009
 
They don't, they just want to make sure they remain poor and dependent upon the federal government. This keeps them loyal to the democrat base when election time comes around.
Answered By: Redneck Rebel - 2/22/2009
 
Does it look like rich people need help?
Answered By: delina_m - 2/22/2009
 
Not all poor people are lazy and unmotivated. Maybe the reason they are uneducated, as you say, is because they cant afford college... More
Answered By: Zojay B - 2/22/2009
 
It keeps the poor and underprivileged in slavery to the party. They fear if the Dems aren't in power they will die of starvation. So, being brainwashed by Democrats, beholding to Democrats and relying on Democrats they vote for Democrats. Then the Democrats screw them over but they are not educated enough to see it.
Answered By: Son of Liberty - 2/22/2009
 
They don't believe that all people have the same opportunities when in reality we all have the same opportunities just not the same will and drive.
Answered By: zaza - 2/22/2009
 
Because the people losing their jobs & homes in this terrible economy are just not Dem's. GOP's, independants, in fact all American's are being affected. Your comment about people "just taking their lumps" is typical of the "It's all about me" mentally that the GOP''s seem to wallow in. Dem's want to help all people... More
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Answered By: donronsen - 2/22/2009
 
Libs don't care about the poor... More
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Answered By: kejjer - 2/22/2009
 
Liberals favor you and I helping the poor. Most liberals are truly cheap bastards and are very tight with their own money while being overly generous with tax payers money to overcompensate for their own cheapness.
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Answered By: zigfieldalamo - 2/22/2009
 
Because they want to be reelected and unopposed. It sounds nice! *facepalm*
Answered By: Beans F - 2/22/2009
 
Pure socialism my friend. whats yours is mine and whats mine is mine cause daddy said so. I just wonder what will happen when we run out of the hard workers money.
Answered By: bugsy316b - 2/22/2009
 
most of the answer from liberals are moronic and lack thought you should ask them when did they see a poor man creating jobs.. lets take their argument to the N degree lets the government confiscate all of Bill Gates assets. Now you have millions of more poor people all the employees have no jobs all the retirees that... More
Answered By: Granville G - 2/22/2009
 
Because they need them for votes.
Answered By: fabiosbrokennose - 2/22/2009
 
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