The writer of the July 15 letter “Leave Nichol alone” wrote that because “poverty is affecting scores of my neighbors,” she is “grateful to Gene Nichol and the N.C. Poverty Research Fund.” Why?
Has the fund or Nichol fed one poverty-stricken family, got a job for anyone in such a family or improved the education that family’s child?
Feel-good, liberal advocates like Nichol give us little else other than mounds of studies, polls, research projects and tsk-tsk newspaper columns to justify their cushy jobs that inflict guilt upon the rest of us.
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It’s always easier to complain about poverty than to actually do something about it. The former is easy, the latter is hard and liberals avoid hard. It requires real work.