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Policies Meant To Achieve Equality Are Very Unfair To The Least Equal

"[Moore] frames that issue this way: “The Left argues that conservatives don’t care about poor people, and this is why they oppose income redistribution in tax policy” and other liberal/left policy nostrums. But, Moore explains, one of the premises of his book is that

“it is equally (maybe even more) plausible to say that liberals don’t care about poor people. The welfare state has trapped generations in poverty. Liberals opposed welfare reform when it was a great success in lifting the incomes of the poor. High tax rates are not an effective way to redistribute income. The minimum wage eliminates jobs for those at the bottom. The Left defends inner city schools, but those dismally performing schools have done as much as anything to hold back the economic progress of the poor. The dissolution of the black family, in part because of welfare, has forced several generations of black children to be reared in fatherless homes, which is a prescription for troubles later in life.”

Moore shows that it is economic growth, which stems from capitalism not socialism, that best advances opportunity and prosperity for the poor and middle class. Moore writes, “the free enterprise system is the on-ramp to economic progress and rising incomes….[T]he poor are always and everywhere better off in economically free countries than in nations that are not free. So, in other words, if we judge society by how well it serves the poor, then free enterprise is far and away the greatest anti-poverty program known to man.”

The real question posed by President Obama is “Will we put the pursuit of equality ahead of the pursuit of growth?” Moore explains, “Mr. Obama and his left-leaning advisors are telling the electorate that the best way for the middle class and the poor to improve their economic condition is not through hard work, saving, risk-taking, and other economic virtues, but by taking – or stealing – from the gains that the rich have made ‘at everyone else’s expense.’ It’s a radical ‘Robin Hood’ philosophy.”

It's true. If you look at the *results* of liberal policies rather than stated intentions, one would have to assume that liberals not only don't care about poor people, but have a hatred for them as well.
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