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JohnModica at Aug 15, 2018 05:03 PM

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care or recreation or other unnecessary items -- at times for
eight persons. Mississippi, the same state whose Sunflower
County got almost $7 million in crop diversion subsidies, turned
down $20.7 million in federal welfare monies rather than put
up $7.9 million in matching funds. While the rich get richer
by putting people off their farms, the poor get told they are
not worth one county's subsidy payment.

"Welfare helps clarify the situation poor people are in.
Welfare for rural black Mississippians is enforced starvation,
dislocation, desparation and hopelessness. Their situation is
not the result of individual backwardness, cultural lag, or
family breakdown. It is the deliberate governmental policies
and economic strategies of this country that have created the
poor person's dilemma. The same country which pays rich men
not to grow food, supplies insufficient and unappetizing surp-
lus foods to its poor men. The same federal agency which gives
the J.G. Boswell Co. $4,091,000 in price support payments (sub-
sidies) turns back to the Treasury $200 million of money that
could have been used to aid the poor and hungry, because Congress
members applied "budgetary pressures". In short, the United
States has a purposefully inadequate welfare system, administered
for and by the privileged. It is used to control the poor, not
to alleviate their suffering.

"Rather than admit there is a basic maldistribution of
property and wealth, it has been the custom in the United States

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