J. C. Watts, Jr. Quote

“For the past 30 years our nation’s spent $5 trillion trying to erase poverty, and the result, as you know, is that we didn’t get rid of it at all. In fact, we spread it. We destroyed the self-esteem of millions of people, grinding them down in a welfare system that penalizes moms for wanting to marry the father of their children, and penalizes moms for wanting to save money. Friends, that’s not right.”

~ J. C. Watts, Jr.

Feb. 5, 1997

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I'm not quite sure how to rate this; 5 stars for accuracy or a thumbs down for an observation of the reality. Economically, if something is continually financed, it will grow  it doesn't matter if it is debt, poverty, the breakup of the family or degradation of the noble being.

Ronw13, Oregon

The under belly of socialism is brutality toward the wholesome family unit. The quote is spot on. 


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