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    Default having a job is "an ineffective anti-poverty program,"

    MSNBC's Touré Neblett, who recently condoned consumers lying to corporations like Amazon to get discounts to which they aren't entitled, really needs to stay away from Twitter — or have someone screen his tweets.

    On Tuesday, he tweeted (HT Twitchy) that "Many in poverty are working poor w two jobs. So 'jobs' is an ineffective anti poverty program." Note that he didn't indicate that "jobs" might not be the whole answer, which in some instances may be the case. He instead asserted that the idea of creating jobs and encouraging poor people to get them is "ineffective" as a way to get them out of poverty.

    "Many in poverty are working poor w two jobs. So 'jobs' is an ineffective anti poverty program," he claimed.

    "As opposed to extending unemployment benefits, which has proven to do wonders for our economy," Twitchy said.

    Another person called Neblett's statement "shockingly ignorant."

    "We should all go on unemployment.. Then everyone will be wealthy," one person said in response to Neblett's tweet.

    "To call 'jobs' an anti poverty program is like sayin (sic) 'they need more money.' No kidding they need jobs. Also: many already have jobs plural," Neblett added in another tweet.

    Several tried to school the ignorant MSNBC host about the need for jobs and education.

    "[E]ducation = jobs capitalism = jobs. Socialism = dependence on gov (sic)," one person tweeted.

    Unfortunately, the mindset and ignorance displayed by Neblett seems to be the prevailing school of thought among a growing number of elected Democrats.

    Instead of working to create a climate where entrepreneurs and business owners can thrive, thereby providing jobs with decent pay and benefits, liberals are clinging to a "war on poverty" that has spent more money than the national debt and failed to reduce poverty.

    Worse yet, Democrats from President Obama on down now say unemployment benefits create jobs.

    “Voting for extending unemployment insurance helps people and creates jobs,” Obama recently said. “Voting against it doesn’t.”

    "Democrats routinely claim that government programs must be enacted, sustained and expanded for the sake of economic stimulus," Guy Benson wrote at Townhall. "They repeat this mantra with religious zeal, which explains why empirical evidence is always subservient to their ideological passions."

    Making the situation worse, Democrats oppose any effort to ensure extended unemployment benefits are paid, something Republicans support. Maybe they, like Neblett, think money simply grows on a tree in Obama's rose garden, or falls from the sky like manna.
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    05.27.18 @ 07:52 PM
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    stuff like this can't be discussed in less 140 characters. Can someone be working full time and be poor? Yes. Is that something we should be trying to get rid of? Yes. But getting a job is THE MOST effective anti-poverty program there is.

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    In watching MSNBC's show where Touré is a cohost, I'm guessing he believes income redistribution is the best anti-poverty policy.

    Of course, he'd be wrong.

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