John McCain’s Flawed Pledge to Fight Poverty
By: John Lillpop
Speaking at a town hall gathering in Inez, Kentucky, Republican John McCain promised to wage a new “War on Poverty,” reminiscent of the late Lyndon Baines Johnson some 40 years ago.
“Government has a role to play in helping people who, through no fault of their own, are having a hard time,” McCain, an Arizona senator, said. He defined that role as offering choices on education, health care and job training, rather than providing handouts.
Unfortunately, the senator and president want-to-be failed to mention the most cost-effective and responsible approach to the thorny issue of poverty: Deportation of illegal aliens!
Indeed, there may be as many as 38 million “illiterate peasants” in America, illegal aliens who have no legal or moral basis for being here. Without these freeloaders and scam artists in our midst, America’s poverty numbers would be far more respectable, and more in line with expectations for the most prosperous nation on earth.
But John McCain, in cahoots with the likes of Teddy Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi, would grant amnesty to all those 38 million, thereby encouraging yet another 38 million “illiterate peasants” to invade, thereby adding to the poverty crisis.
How much further must this nation sink before Mexican lobbyists like John McCain forsake the insane betrayal of America and its citizens?